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Preben Strøm
Linea Bancel
Daniel Miravalles Diez
Annie Kristi Korsmo
Janne Distad

Preben StrømManaging Director LinkedIn

Ph: +47 91 17 58 66

Preben has been MD in Energy Valley since 2013. He has more than 10 years of experience from the oil service industry, working with business development, integrated operations, mergers, technology transfer, and sales & marketing.

He is a member of the science and technology council at the University of Oslo; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and also a member of the BI Centre for Energy council.

He holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College London Business School and a Master of Management module in Financial Strategy from Norwegian Business School BI.

Linea BancelCommunications Advisor LinkedIn

Ph: +47 97 73 44 79

Linea joined our communications team in June 2021 as our Communications Advisor. She is responsible for finding and distributing news about, and for our members. She is also responsible for our social media and connecting Energy Valley to the bigger news picture.

She holds a BA in Journalism from Oslo Metropolitan University and a higher professional degree in photography from Norsk Fotofagskole.

Daniel Miravalles DiezHead of Business Development LinkedIn


Ph: +47 45 17 08 39

Daniel is responsible for developing strategic business opportunities within renewable energy technologies and digitalization for the cluster’s members by bringing together relevant actors from industry, academia, and government.

He has over 8 years of multidisciplinary engineering experience within the energy and constructions sectors working with project execution, digitalization projects, and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives. His background is highly international having worked in five different countries and coordinating project teams across four continents.

Daniel holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Alicante (Spain) and two BSc in Civil and in Mining Engineering from the University of Salamanca (Spain).

Annie Kristi KorsmoHead of Ecosystem LinkedIn


Ph: +47 90 77 94 73

As Head of Ecosystem Annie is the key executive that oversees both partnerships and the dynamics in the industry, community engagement, and how the organization is shaping its presence. She will work closely with key shareholders, academia, and industry partners to develop added value across our ecosystem. Her role is also to lead and develop our team responsible for all our National and International events.

Annie has a solid track record of leading change in a fast-moving business environment and working with leading organizations from various international and national industries.

She has a background in hotel, travel, and destinations management, and holds a BSc(Hon) in Hospitality Management from Plymouth University, UK.

Janne DistadHead of Administration LinkedIn


Ph: +47 95 80 95 01

Janne joined Energy Valley in June 2022. As Head of Administration, her responsibility is strengthening the structures and routines to benefit cluster members, partners, Energy Valley board, and employees. She has broad experience in management, finance, sales, and administration.

She has a background in international and national companies in IT, finance, energy markets, and sports.