The team

Jens Berge
Jens Berge
CEO
Jens.Berge@nh2.no+47 905 51 355Jens Berge was appointed CEO of Norwegian Hydrogen in 2021. Jens has 20 years’ experience from the offshore oil and gas industry, with 10 years experience in senior and executive positions throughout Europe, Africa and the USA. During his executive career he was Vice President in Maersk, COO of Prosafe and most recently CEO of Awilco Drilling. Jens holds a dual Executive MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and London Business School, he completed a two-year leadership program at IMD in Switerland and he has a nautical education from Stavanger Offshore Technical College.
Thorstein Jenssen
Thorstein Jenssen
CFO
thorstein.jenssen@nh2.no+47 911 54 944Thorstein Jenssen joined Norwegian Hydrogen in January 2022 as CFO. He has 25 years’ experience from the renewable energy sector, ranging from power trading and risk management through project development in wind and hydropower to corporate and project finance. Thorstein has held several executive and board positions in the industry. Before joining Norwegian Hydrogen, he was CFO of Emergy, a wind power developer, and CEO of Fjellkraft, a hydropower developer which he co-founded and later sold. Thorstein holds an MSc(Econ) from London School of Economics and a BA from Norwegian School of Management.
Marielle Furnes Mannseth
Marielle Furnes Mannseth
Group Brand & Sustainability Officer
Marielle.Furnes.Mannseth@nh2.no+47 934 02 140Marielle Furnes Mannseth has a broad background and international experience from a variety of industries, sectors and global brands. Before joining Norwegian Hydrogen in October 2021, she held the position as CEO of United Future Lab Norway, working with sustainable development and sustainability strategy. Marielle has many years’ experience in leading product and concept development, brand and marketing strategy, and business development for global brands such as Slettvoll and Stokke. She also worked 10 years as a consultant in IT and technology development. She holds a M.Sc. in informatics and science from the University of Bergen and an executive degree in innovation and new business models from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Øystein Tørlen
Øystein Tørlen
Chief Technology Officer
oystein.torlen@nh2.no+47 413 36 614Øystein Tørlen joined Norwegian Hydrogen in February 2022. He has a broad background from procurement and supply chain from large international organizations. His experience spans more than 15 years, from offshore oil and gas, shipping and intermodal transportation industries located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has worked at NATO, A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, and before joining Norwegian Hydrogen he held the position of Director Supply Chain Management at Altera Infrastructure Production. Øystein holds an MBA from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Agder.
Per Øyvind Voie
Per Øyvind Voie
Managing Director, Refueling
Per.Oyvind.Voie@nh2.no+47 976 65 446Per Øyvind Voie has vast work experience from governmental affairs, communication, business development and strategy. Before joining Norwegian Hydrogen in 2021, Voie held the position of Deputy CEO at the Norwegian Association of Electrical Manufacturers and Wholesalers. He has also held senior positions at Innovation Norway and Finnmark County Authority. Voie holds an MPA from Copenhagen Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Oslo.
Helene Istad Paulsberg
Helene Istad Paulsberg
Office Manager
Helene.paulsberg@nh2.no+47 990 01 369Helene Istad Paulsberg joined Norwegian Hydrogen in January 2022. Prior to this she worked for 9 years at Ernst & Young in different departments and locations. She has broad experience in administration, management support and event planning. She was a marketing coordinator at CBRE Atrium and worked several years with customer service for Dagens Næringsliv. Helene holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.
Kåre Nerem
Kåre Nerem
Technical Director, H2 applications
Kare.Nerem@nh2.no+47 913 61 820Kåre Nerem joined Norwegian Hydrogen in September 2021. Prior to this he held the role of Engineering Manager at Fiskerstrand Verft AS where he worked for 10 years, the last four spent working mainly with hydrogen. He was responsible for the HYBRID ship project, founded by the Norwegian government, for conversion of an existing conventional ship to a hybrid propulsion solution with battery and fuel cells/hydrogen. Kåre has also served as Technical Manager/Chief Engineer in Rolls-Royce Marine for 13 years where he was technical responsible for steering gears and deck machinery. Before entering Rolls-Royce, he worked as a consultant in the subsea industry for Liaaen Engineering AS and naval architect at Skipsteknisk AS. Kåre holds an MSc in naval architecture from NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Trond Jensen
Trond Jensen
Technical Director, H2 production
trond.jensen@nh2.no+47 478 07 685Trond Jensen joined Norwegian Hydrogen in April 2022. He has strong onshore and offshore operational experience from the oil and gas industry, on both the British and Norwegian continental shelves. Trond has extensive leadership experience from various roles in industrial projects globally, including Norway, Korea, USA and Brasil, varying from minor modification projects to large construction projects such as Melkøya LNG, FPSO Alvheim, Aasta Hansteen, Johan Sverdrup and Peregrino Phase 2 in Brazil. Trond has previously worked at Golar Nor Offshore/PGS Production, Maersk Drilling & FPSO, Marathon Norway and Equinor. Since the end of 2016, he has held various commissioning lead roles at Equinor in locations such as Korea, USA, Brazil and Norway. Trond holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from HiST / NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Certificate of apprenticeship as a chemical process operator including hydrogen production from Glomfjord.
Andreas Wenaas Østigård
Andreas Wenaas Østigård
Project Manager
andreas.ostigard@nh2.no+47 46 68 01 28Andreas Wenaas Østigård joined Norwegian Hydrogen as a Project Manager in January 2022. He has a broad background from the maritime industry and from the governmental development sector. Andreas joined from Innovation Norway, where he worked with the maritime and energy industries to fund innovation and transition projects, many of them relating to hydrogen. He has previous experience from the maritime industry within management, project management, sourcing and sales from Palfinger Marine, Norwegian Deck Machinery and Shalk Engineering. He holds a postgraduate degree in Business from Leeds Metropolitan University and a BSc in Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.
Dr. Kaushik Jayasayee
Dr. Kaushik Jayasayee
Senior Technology Advisor
Kaushik.Jayasayee@nh2.no+47 930 03 981Dr. Kaushik Jayasayee joined Norwegian Hydrogen as our Senior Technology Advisor in April 2022. He has over 15 years’ experience in various electrochemical technologies within hydrogen and batteries. Prior to this he held the role of Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF AS in Trondheim, Norway, Kaushik has extensive experience in coordinating and leading several national and international SINTEF projects, most recently coordinating SINTEF's activities to develop metal-air batteries and other advanced post-Li ion battery technologies. His expertise include materials development (catalysts, electrode materials, electrolytes) and electrochemical characterisation. Kaushik was responsible for leading SINTEF's activities at the Norwegian Center of Excellence in Hydrogen-India (CoE-H India) to establish a sustained cooperation between Norway and India in hydrogen. He holds a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at NTNU.