A technology cluster engineering the energy future 


Preben Strøm
Katrine Vetlesen
Benedicte Tangen
Anna Øglænd
Lise Evensen
Maja Busch Sevaldsen
Elisabeth Skarsbø Moen

Preben StrømManaging Director LinkedIn

e-mail: preben.strom@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 911 75 866

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.

Katrine VetlesenVice President, Energy Innovation & Programs LinkedIn

e-mail: katrine.vetlesen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 920 17 945

Katrine is responsible for the project portfolio of Energy Valley, including innovation management and strategic project development in the cluster.

She has an international background and broad experience as a project manager within business development, business incubation, technology transfer, research-based innovation and commercialisation, user-driven innovation and open innovation, as well as fundraising for early-stage projects and companies. She has considerable knowledge of the innovation systems, processes and policies of the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, European Space Agency and the EU.

Katrine holds a MSc in Telecommunications from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Technische Universität München in Germany, a Master of Management in Business Development and Strategy from NTNU and a Master module in Innovation Management in a Global Business Perspective from Norwegian Business School BI in collaboration with Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.

Benedicte TangenHead of Member Success & Conference LinkedIn

e-mail:  benedicte.tangen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 922 81 196

As project manager with a special focus on Energy:connected, Benedicte’s main focus is on how the energy:connected-conference can be used to gain the highest possible value for Energy Valley and its members. She is also in charge of the member portfolio and member success.

Her broad background is from the energy industry.

Benedicte holds a Master of Management degree within Strategic Management and Energy Market Strategies from BI Norwegian Business School and joined Energy Valley late 2016.

Benedicte has worked as Senior Coordinator and Project Manager for Energy Policy Foundation of Norway, and as a Consulting Research Associate at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University.

Anna ØglændCommunity Manager LinkedIn

e-mail: anna.ogland@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 919 29 279

Anna has a profound interest in the energy industry and conducted her Master thesis on digital transformation and business model innovation in offshore and floating wind.

Anna holds a Master of Management degree from Cass Business School in London and joined Energy Valley in January 2020.

Lise EvensenOffice and Administration Manager LinkedIn

e-mail: lise.evensen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 466 98 294

Lise joined Energy Valley in January 2020. Her main responsibility is establishing and improving the structures, processes and routines for the Energy Valley administration. She has a broad experience from Finance, HR, and administration.

She has a background from the tourism- and cruise industry, and holds a BA degree in Tourism from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico.

Maja Busch SevaldsenEU Advisor LinkedIn

e-mail: maja.sevaldsen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 994 83 973

Maja will help the cluster member companies exploit European funding opportunities through relevant EU programmes like Horizon 2020 and the upcoming Horizon Europe.

Maja has spent the last 3,5 years working for North Norway European Office and later the Stavanger Region European Office in Brussels following relevant EU policy areas and focusing mainly on opportunities for both the public and private sector within the EU programmes.

She holds a masters degree in European Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and has studied International Relations and European Studies at both Newcastle University and University of Portsmouth in the UK. She joined Energy Valley in May 2020.

Elisabeth Skarsbø MoenVice President Communications & Marketing LinkedIn

e-mail: elisabeth.s.moen@energyvalley.com
Ph: +47 913 35 103

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).