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Our team

We have a strong team with a proven track record, commercially as well as technically. Our extended team consists of more than 20 professionals, with our core team presented here. 

NB Jarle
Jarle is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He is an experienced general manager with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial engineering industry. Jarle holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of Glasgow as well as an EMBA from BI Norwegian business school. On his spare time, he develops and maintains his farm outside Kongsberg.

Jarle Gjøsæther


NB Paal
Paal is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the company. He is responsible for marketing and Business Development. He has an MBA from BI Norwegian business school in Strategy and has extensive experience from the automotive industry as well as software development. On his spare time, Paal enjoys skiing and water sports.

Paal Christian Myhre

COO & Co-founder

NB Lars
Lars is the Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has a background in corporate finance and M&A advisory. He also has experience as a consultant and analyst in the energy sector. Lars holds a MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Besides work, Lars is an amateur musician and plays bass in a rock band.

Lars Willums


Jan Olaf Willums
Jan-Olaf is the founder and chairman of Nordic Batteries. He is a serial founder with focus on the sustainability, energy and e-mobility sector. Jan-Olaf holds a DSc from MIT in Ocean Engineering and International Management as well as a MSc from ETH Zürich in Mechanical Engineering. On his spare time, he enjoys skiing and producing great wine in his vineyard in France.

Jan-Olaf Willums

Founder & Chairman

NB Kai blure
Kay is Head of Electronic Production at Nordic Batteries. He has a long experience in the Electronic Engineering industry and is currently the CEO of Kongsberg electronics, one of our key partners. Kay is an electrical Engineer from Kongsberg. He enjoys golf and being outdoors at his cabin.

Kay Mikarlsen

Head of Electronic Production

NB Heidi
Heidi is Senior Engineer in Battery Systems at Nordic Batteries. She has almost three decades of experience as a mechanical engineer in companies like Siemens Energy and Dresser-Rand. She holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Design from NKI and Kongsberg Engineering College.

Heidi Søstuen Stabell

Senior Engineer - Battery Systems Design

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Martin is the Software developer of the company. He has a decade of experience as a developer and has founded several companies. He is also a lecturer in Creative Coding at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Martin holds a MSc in Digital Media from CDM. Besides work he enjoys mountain biking and has done it semi-professionally.

Martin Schüller

Software development

NB Boris
Boris is Senior Engineer in Battery Production. He has over two decades of experience as a Software/ Project Engineer in different companies including Siemens Energy. Boris is an Electrical Engineer from the Netherlands. He is a passionate photographer capturing beautiful Norwegian sceneries.

Boris Smit

Senior Engineer - Battery Production Systems

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Sebastian works on Business Development in Nordic Batteries. He first joined the company as an intern, and now works alongside his studies. He has prior experience in sales and financial services. He is currently pursuing his degree in Business Administration and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School. On his spare time, he enjoys water sports and snowboarding.

Sebastian Bye

Business Development

NB Mathias
Mathias is Control Engineer in Nordic Batteries working on the development of our BMS (Battery Management System). He has joined us fresh from his studies in Cybernetics on USN (Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge). In his Bachelor thesis/project he was responsible for the BMS development for an electric vehicle and through this both gained interest and experience for battery systems. When not working, he is doing down-hill biking and an active gamer.

Mathias Sandvold

Control Engineer - Battery Systems

Manis is Control Engineer at Nordic Batteries. He is working with Nordic Batteries through the Industry Master-program of USN (Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge), where he is currently persuing a MSc in IT and Automation. Manis holds a BSc in Informatics and Automation.

Manis Mosa

Control Engineer - Battery Systems

Martin is Control Engineer at Nordic Batteries. He is an industry-master student from USN and is currently pursuing a MSc in Systems Engineering. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from OsloMet, along with BSc degrees in Physics and Astronomy, and Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Oslo.

Martin Wingaard

Mechanical Engineer - Battery Systems

Board and advisors

NB Svein
Svein-Olav acts as a board member and advisor for the company, in the areas of Market and Financing. He has extensive experience in the technology and energy industry and has held managing and board positions for over two decades. He currently holds the position as Managing Director in Kongsberg Innovasjon, one of our key partners. He holds a BSc in Automation in Machining business and Business administration, and a MSc in Offshore Material Technology.

Svein-Olav Torø

Board member & Advisor - Market & Financing

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Ulrik acts as Advisor in the areas of Business development and Battery Production. He is an experienced global senior executive with long track record in leading technology start-up companies. Ulrik has an MBA from INSEAD as well as a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University.

Ulrik Grape

Advisor - Business Development & Battery production

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James acts as an advisor in the fields of Battery Technology and Trends. He has a long experience holding CTO positions in the energy sector. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Cornell University.

James Lyons

Advisor - Battery technology & trends

Steve acts as an Advisor in the areas of Sales and Marketing. He has three decades of experience holding managing and board positions in industries such as Entertainment and Technology. He also has experience as a lecturer at Stanford University. Steve is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Steve Weinstein

Advisor - Sales & Marketing

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Reidar acts as an advisor in the field of industrial development. He has three decades of leadership experience in renewable energy and clean-tech. Reidar co-founded REC, the world's first fully integrated solar (PV) company, and for many years also the largest PV company in the world. Reidar has also founded and is involved in the clean-tech investment fund Novus Energy Partners . Reidar holds an MSc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Reidar Langmo

Advisor - Industrial development

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