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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief System Engineer
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.
Senior Project Manager
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
Project Manager and R&D Engineer
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.
Project Manager and R & D Engineer
Jakob Storjord Andersson
Jakob holds a Bachelor's degree in Renewable energy from Universitetet i Agder (UiA). He has been working with boats since 2013 and electric boats since 2017 - including positions as R&D Engineer in VIKING Norsafe and CTO in Green Waves.
He has a passion for engineering and the ocean, and has sailed across the north atlantic from Canada to Norway via Iceland in a 49ft sailing boat.
Jakob works with projects which require tailor-made solutions, and is also involved in project commissionning..
Lead Engineer Software
Pål holds a Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU) where he had his specialisation in electrical power engineering and control.
Since he started in august 2022 he has been working with software, technical development and project commissioning.
Donatas holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical power engineering from Østfold College University (HIOF).
Since he started in ZEM in 2023 he has been working with electrical drawings and project commissioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mathilde holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU) where she had her specialisation in electrical power. She started in Zem in June 2023, and is going to work as a development engineer while she takes her Master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering (industrimaster) part-time at Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (USN).
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.
Chairman of the Board
Peter is currently leading Electromobility Technology Development and coordination for the whole Volvo Group. He has a broad spectrum of knowledge and long experience from hardware, software and system integration as well as industrial engineering and business development from his previous leadership roles in Volvo as well as in other multinational technology companies. In his former position as CTO and SVP of Volvo Penta he was actively involved in driving the transformation of Volvo Penta towards sustainable power solutions in both marine and industrial segments globally. Electromobility is changing the automotive world and our society. Peter believes that “Electromobility is also changing our lives for the better, just that we are in a hurry because the Earth cannot wait any longer for us to act”
Co-founder and board member
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.