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Preben Strøm
Anna Øglænd
Elisabeth Skarsbø Moen
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.

Anna ØglændCommunity Manager LinkedIn

Ph: +47 91 92 92 79

Anna joined Energy Valley in January 2020 and her role as a Community Manager involves maintaing the cluster member’s value proposition. A part of this is being in charge of the member portfolio and member success.

She is also Project Manager for Energy Valley’s conference Energy:Connected, where the main focus is how the conferene can leverage the value for the cluster members and wider eco-system.

Anna holds a Master of Management degree from Cass Business School in London.

Elisabeth Skarsbø MoenVice President Communications & Marketing LinkedIn

Ph: +47 91 33 51 03

Elisabeth is responsible for the clusters strategic communication towards media, members and stakeholders.

She has background from Zynk Communication and Leadership where she worked with positioning Norwegian companies and organizations within the sustainability agenda. She also has extended experience within crisis communication and has worked with companies in the oil- and gas sector.

Elisabeth has 20 years of experience from media from VG and NRK, both as a journalist, political commentator and opinions editor and from the digital transformation of the media business as project staff in VG Mobil. She is also author of three political biographies.

She holds a bachelor degree in European studies from University of Oslo, and had completed a partial exam at master’s level in multimedia management and digital business models from Norwegian Business School (BI).

Linea BancelJournalist LinkedIn

Ph: +47 97 73 44 79

Linea joined our communications team in June 2021 as our journalist.  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.