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Our Team
ZEM's team has been involved in the integration of batteries into drive trains since 1993. Besides a core team of dedicated executives, with key technical experience, ZEM's partnership agreements with larger companies such as Nidec ASI give it access to a dozen engineering and assembly personnel which it can draw on to fulfil complex design challenges, battery assembly procedures, safety assessments and support.
CEO
Egil Mollestad

Egil is a recognised expert in battery systems and has 20 years of experience integrating battery systems in electric vehicles and maritime applications. Egil was formerly the CTO of the Norwegian EV producer Think, where his main tasks involved the development of batteries and electric drive trains. He started his professional career as a structural engineer in Norwegian Contractors (NC), where he was engineering manager, production manager and technical director. He has worked at McKinsey & Co as a management consultant and has been CEO at Norsk Energi, a  Norwegian consultancy firm focusing on energy, environmental and safety issues. He has an MSc in civil engineering and a PhD in structural mechanics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology.

Contact: egil@zemenergy.com

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COO
Cecilie Magnus Campbell

Cecilie has extended leadership experience, and is our hands-on Chief Operating Officer with a strong drive to continuously optimise our operations.

She is result and performance driven, and draws on her experience from both large companies and small start-ups.

Cecilie holds an International Master of Business Administration from the University of Glasgow Business School, and is Prince2 certified. 

Contact: cecilie@zemenergy.com

CTO
Jørgen Ohlson

Jørgen has over 2 decades of experience working with motor control development in the automotive sector. He primarily brings experience from systems engineering & software development.

Jørgen was previously a techical manager at Aker Subsea AS, and before that, the Chief Electrical Architect of Think, designing electric drive/battery control systems. Jørgen holds a Bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering from Chalmers Institute of Technology in Gothenburg.

Contact: jorgen@zemenergy.com

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Chief System Engineer
Guy Morgan

Guy has been working with electronic control systems since 1992. Before Joining ZEM he worked for Aker Solutions AS for ten years, developing and testing subsea electronic controls and actuators. He moved from the UK to Norway in 2008 to join Think AS as part of the powertrain control development team, bringing over ten years automotive control experience from Ford and Visteon in the UK.

Guy holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Contact: guy@zemenergy.com

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Senior Project Manager
Jan-Fredrik Willums

Jan-Fredrik has his background from Aker Solutions. He worked as project manager in Norway and as an expat in Congo where he was technical manager at the local service base. He worked for more than a decade within the subsea segment, working on numerous complex engineering projects before joining ZEM in 2021.

Jan-Fredrik is responsible for follow-up and managing of the projects. He holds a master degree in Marine Technology from NTNU, specializing in marine system design and logistics

Contact: jan-fredrik@zemenergy.com

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Project Manager R&D Engineer
Sebastian Wang-Hansen

Sebastian has a MsC in Mechanical Engineering from Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU). He wrote his Master thesis in cooperation with ZEM on retrofitting GES 40 Freefall lifeboats for electric propulsion.

Sebastian works as project manager and R&D engineer for projects which require tailor-made solutions.

Before starting at ZEM in 2020, Sebastian was an Olympic windsurfer, combining education with top sports.

Contact: sebastian@zemenergy.com

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Automation Engineer
Ingo Weitzenburger

Ingo has been working with automation and alarm systems since 2017, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electro- automation and Robotics from USN (University of South-Eastern Norway).

Since he started in ZEM in 2019, he has been working with electrical drawings, PLC programming and project commissioning.

Contact: ingo@zemenergy.com

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Automation Engineer
Thomas André Kiltveit

Thomas holds a Bachelor's degree in Electro- automation and Robotics from Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge.

Since he started in ZEM in june 2021, he has been working with electrical drawings, PLC programming and project commissioning.

Contact: thomas@zemenergy.com

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Research and development Engineer
Snorre Bråthen Tjørswaag

Snorre holds a Master's degree in marine engineering from Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), where he had his specialization in marine machinery including hybrid solutions and combustion technology.

Since he started in august 2022 he has been working with technical advisory, tender processes and project commissioning.

Contact: snorre@zemenergy.com

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Development Engineer
Henrik Wiik Roe

Henrik holds a Bachelor's degree in Electro-automation and Robotics from Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (USN).

Since he started in june 2022 he has been working with electrical drawings, PLC programming and project commissioning. 

Contact: henrik@zemenergy.com

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Procurement and logistics Supervisor
Linnéa Sofie Listrøm

Linnéa holds a Bachelor's degree in sustainable logistics and circular economy from Molde University College, and also has two years of legal subjects.

Linnéa is our hands-on procurement and logistics supervisor. She is also administrating invoicing and warehouse.

Contact: linnea@zemenergy.com

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Development Engineer
Pål Nerbøberg

Pål holds a Master's degree in electro electronics from Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet.

Since he started in august 2022 he has been working with technical advisory and project commissioning.

Contact: pal@zemenergy.com

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Development Engineer
Geir Audun Trellevik

Geir has a Bachelor’s degree in renewable energy from Universitetet i Agder (UiA). Previous to this degree he worked as an avionics - and telecommunication technician. 

Since he started in august 2022 he has been working with battery type approval, electrical drawings and project commissioning.

Contact: geir@zemenergy.com

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Development Engineer
Robin Frank Juul Strand

Robin holds a Bachelor's degree in Electro automation and Robotics from Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (USN).

Since he started in august 2022 he has been working with electrical drawings, PLC programming and project commissioning.

Contact: robin@zemenergy.com

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Development Engineer
Christoffer Rene Helgesen

Christoffer holds a Master’s degree in Marine Engineering from Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), with a specialization in marine machinery, hybrid systems and electric propulsion.

Since he started in August 2022 Christoffer has been involved in tender processes and technical advisory towards customers and yards. Christoffer is also involved in project commissioning and technical development.

Contact: christoffer@zemenergy.com

Senior Technician
Mårten Aurbakken

Mårten Aurbakken has been working with batteries in electric vehicles since 1993.

He is one of the most experienced technicians, working to integrate batteries into various drive trains, or to dismantle them, as the case may be. Before ZEM, Mårten worked at Think.

Contact: marten@zemenergy.com

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Chairman of the Board
Peter Granqvist

Information about our Chairman will be published soon. 

Contact: peter.granqvist@volvo.com 

Co-founder and board member
Jan-Olaf Willums

Dr. Jan Olaf Willums is considered one of the visionaries in electric mobility. He was a founding director of the World Business Council for Sustainable development (WBCSD). Subsequently, he established Inspire Invest to finance and actively develop new sustainable businesses. He became founding partner in REC, a pioneering global photovoltaic company, and Think Global, an electric car manufacturer, where he served as CEO until 2008. He then co-founded Move About, a European car sharing company, and ZEM.

Jan Olaf holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology and a joint Doctorate in Marine Engineering and International Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Contact: willums@zemenergy.com

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