Morten Henriksen appointed new CEO of Gassnova
The Gassnova SF Board of Directors has appointed Morten Henriksen as the new CEO of the company.
Morten Henriksen, 54, takes up the role following a period as Executive Vice President at Arendals Fossekompani A/S where he also headed up subsidiaries Vergia and AFK Vannkraft. Henriksen holds a master’s degree in Electric Power Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has extensive international experience in a range of management and board roles focusing on energy, technology and investment.
“The Board of Directors is thrilled that Morten Henriksen has agreed to lead Gassnova. There has been significant development in interest around CO2 management in Europe in recent years, especially following the decision to realise project Longship. Follow-up work around Longship will be one of Gassnova’s top priorities going forward. Gassnova will also be a key contributor to further developments in the area of CO2 management – including through its roles in CLIMIT Demo and at the Technology Centre at Mongstad – while working in partnership with other stakeholders in the policy apparatus. The Board is confident that in Henriksen we have found a most competent and talented CEO, and that he has the right expertise and experience to help Gassnova develop further,” says Morten Ruud, Chairman of the Gassnova Board of Directors.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead Gassnova into the future, and am grateful for the confidence of the Board of Directors. The company plays a vital role in the capture, transportation and storage of CO2, which is a critical segment in efforts to achieve climate goals both domestically and internationally. I look forward to working together with my excellent colleagues in a business that really can make a difference to the future,” says Morten Henriksen.
Morten Henriksen will take up his position at Gassnova on 1 May in conjunction with the retirement of current CEO Roy Vardheim in the summer of 2023.
Any questions in relation to this new appointment should be directed to Chairman of the Board Morten Ruud, tel. +47 911 54 956.