The board

Dr. Gabriel Clemens is the CEO of Green Gas, E.ON SE, and Managing Director of E.ON Hydrogen GmbH. He represents E.ON on the board of Horisont Energi.

Dr. Clemens has held a number of senior management and board positions with energy companies such as VSE, RWE and Essent in Germany and the Netherlands. He has also a consultancy background from McKinsey & Company. Dr. Clemens holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Dr. Clemens is a Dutch and German citizen residing in Germany.

Chairperson of the board, Dr. Gabriel Clemens

Leif Chr. Salomonsen is an experienced business executive with a track record of creating value through substantial transformation and turnaround of large public and private international industrial companies. In the Chair, CEO and CRO positions, respectively, he has proven ability to improve corporate value in complex business situations while managing the delicate balancing act between internal and external stakeholders’ interests.

He started his career with BP as a Petroleum Engineer and then worked 19 years with Norsk Hydro, first in its Oil & Gas Division (now listed as Equinor ASA), and then in the Agriculture Division (now listed as Yara ASA). In the latter position he successfully completed a major restructuring and efficiency program for the Nordic and Baltic region.

Leif has served at several boards in Norway and abroad, both as an executive and non-executive director and Chairman.

Mr. Salomonsen is a Norwegian citizen residing in Norway.

Deputy Chairperson, Leif Chr. Salomonsen

Ms. Augustson brings extensive experience from leading positions and directorships in sectors like finance, energy, geo services, real estate, and retail. Ms. Augustson is currently a strategic and financial advisor to the Norwegian Carbonor, a CO2-removal and bio carbon company, as well as being the founder and creative director of Esperance.

Ms. Augustson led Norwegian Energy Company ASA (NOR) trough a successful financial restructuring, resulting in full recovery for the company and best performing stock on the OSE in 2016.

Ms. Augustson holds over 15 years of experience as non-exetuctive board member from both listed and unlisted companies, as well as NGOs.

Silje Christine Augustson is a Norwegian citizen residing in Switzerland.

Board member, Silje Christine Augustson

Rob Stevens holds an MSc and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He joined Topsoe in June 2023 as the Sector Lead for Green Fuels within Power-to-X at Topsoe, instrumental in establishing the company as the leader in PtX solutions across green fuel.

He started his career with Yara research in the Netherlands in 1997, and has held various global roles since, focusing on ammonia production management and more recently serving as VP of technology scouting, decarbonization, and shipping fuels. In his latest assignment as technology opportunities expert a green financing start-up, Rob expanded his knowledge in climate technologies. He has built a strong reputation as a thought leader through his contributions to international clean ammonia energy position papers and ammonia fuel shipping studies.

Rob currently is VP Past President at the Ammonia Energy Association, bringing forward the responsible use of clean ammonia in new uses. Rob also is Director of the Clean Ammonia Platform with the Institute for Sustainable Process technology in the Netherlands.

Rob Stevens is a Dutch citizen residing in Norway.

Board member, Rob Stevens

Rolf Magne Larsen was Head of International Exploration at Statoil (now Equinor) establishing business for the company in more than 10 countries.

Heading the company’s country risk management and social responsibility unit, he led the work of producing Statoil’s first Sustainability Report making the company a global front runner within the area. Following retirement from Statoil, Rolf Magne Larsen has been advising energy companies through his own company.

Today he holds board positions at Wellguard and Drem Investment. Mr. Larsen is a Norwegian citizen residing in Norway.

Mr. Larsen is a Norwegian citizen residing in Norway.

Board member, Rolf Magne Larsen

Ms. Pithoud serves as the employee representative on the board. She has worked in the company since 2022 as a procurement manager, now as a project manager on the company’s Polaris project.

Having extensive experience in the energy sector from companies as Wintershall Dea and Equinor (previously Statoil) gives Ms. Pithoud valuable insight and competencies.

Ms. Pithoud is a French citizen residing in Norway.

Board member, Celine Pithoud