Meet the leaders behind one of the world’s most innovative infrastructure inspections companies.

  • Henrik Bache
    Henrik Bache
    CEO
    • Joined eSmart Systems in 2015 and has held various senior global leadership positions.
    • BS in Business Administration.
    • 10+ years experience from the financial industry, with focus on private equity.
  • Erik Asberg
    Erik Åsberg
    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
    • MSc. in Technology Management from NTNU and MIT Sloan School of Management.
    • 20+ years in software development for the Energy industry.
    • Appointed Microsoft Regional Director-Norway in 2019, for a second consecutive two-year period.
  • Vidar Blomvik
    Vidar Blomvik
    CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER
    • B.Sc In Computer Science University of California, Santa Barbara.
    • Co-founder & CEO of Verico AS.
    • 30+ years in the energy industry, focus on Sales and Project Mgmt. of complex projects within Asset Information Management.
  • Davide Roverso
    Davide Roverso
    CHIEF ANALYTICS OFFICER
    • PhD in Computing Science from Aberdeen University (UK).
    • 25+ years experience in the field of machine learning and big data analytics in the energy, medicine and environmental monitoring sector.
    • Authored over 90 publications.
  • Christian Martinsen
    Christian Martinsen
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    • MSc in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and MBA from SIMI Copenhagen.
    • 25+ years of experience in Finance, M&A, Sales, and Business Development.
    • Co-founder of a company selling financial services to the SME market in Norway.
  • Tore Lie
    Tore Lie
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    • 20+ years of experience in Product, Project & Risk Management for a wide range of companies.
    • Designed and lead the development of numerous IT-systems.
    • Held various leadership positions with Metier, CA and IBM/ConCrea.
  • Steve Hambric
    Steve Hambric
    PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICA
    • MSc in Management and Information Systems.
    • MBA from INSEAD and BSc in Mechanical Engineering.
    • 20 years of professional experience in various leadership roles within the energy and utility industry.
  • douglas
    Douglas Coene
    CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER
    • B. Eng. In Chemical Engineering (McMaster,1997).
    • MBA (HEC Montréal, 2005).
    • 25 years experience in energy industry digitalization, with a focus on Sales, Consulting and delivery of complex projects.
  • Knut Haukenes
    Knut Haukenes
    CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
    • MSc in Economics from London School of Economics.
    • 10+ years of experience in leading sales teams and selling large, complex solutions to TSOs and DSOs globally.
    • 7 years leading EY´s Smart Grid Centre of Excellence in London.
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    Ole Jørgen Melleby
    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
    • MSc in Mech.Eng NTNU.
    • MBA from CERAM Univ. France.
    • 30+ years’ experience in Operations & Maintenance, Management, Business Development, HSE, Regulatory Compliance, and Verifications, and Strategic Asset Management.
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    Sunny Nagra
    Chief Marketing Officer
    • Information Systems BSc  (Brunel University 2001)
    • Over 22 years of experience in the energy sector across the energy verticals from Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Energy trading to the consumer.  
    • For the past 11 years, worked for General Electric, holding various senior global positions across multiple businesses with a focus on business development and marketing.
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    Tor Ø. Frydenberg
    SENIOR CONSULTANT AT SMART INNOVATION NORWAY
    • M.Sc. in Radio Technology and Information Systems from the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU).
    • Held various leadership positions at Ericsson including CEO for Norway.
    • Special Advisor and Senior Consultant at Smart Innovation Norway.
    • Currently serving as an investor, chairman and member of the board for a number of start-up companies.
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    Siri Kalvig 
    CEO AT NYSNØ 
    • CEO of the new Norwegian sovereign wealth fund geared toward climate investments, Nysnø Climate Investments AS.  
    • MSc in meteorology and a Ph.D. in offshore wind energy.  
      Headed the research network for clean energy at the University of Stavanger. 
    • Founded several businesses and is actively engaged in finance and start-up companies within environmental technology. 
    • Established StormGeo. leading global provider of weather intelligence. 
    • Developed several national campaigns to spread awareness and knowledge about climate issues.  

     

  • Erik Asberg
    Erik Åsberg
    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
    • MSc. in Technology Management from NTNU and MIT Sloan School of Management.
    • 20+ years in software development for the Energy industry.
    • Appointed Microsoft Regional Director-Norway in 2019, for a second consecutive two-year period.
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    Nils Ole Krekling
    GROUP VICE PRESIDENT AT KONGSBERG
    • M.Sc in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and an executive program in corporate strategy from INSEAD.
    • Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Kongsberg Gruppen ASA.
    • Held several positions in Strategy, Business Development and Finance
    • Extensive industry experience in M&A and Strategic Partnering Arrangements.
  • Michael Donnelly
    Michael Donnelly
    PARTNER AND CHIEF RISK OFFICER AT ENERGY IMPACT PARTNERS
    • Partner and Chief Risk Officer at Energy Impact Partners
    • 25-year career at General Electric focused on energy in various senior leadership positions.
    • Risk Officer at GE Global Sponsor Finance where he underwrote and managed a portfolio of over $1B.
    • Risk Officer for the Equity Group where he ensured proper underwriting for a broad array of equity and debt investments.
    • Bachelor of Science Degree from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy and MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.
  • Knut H. Johansen
    Knut H. H. Johansen
    ESMART SYSTEMS’ PREVIOUS CEO
    • Founder of eSmart Systems AS, established in 2012
    • Serial entrepreneur with more than 21 years’ experience in innovating, developing and delivering IT solutions to the energy industry globally.
    • Founded and led Navita Systems.
    • Headed OMX Technology Energy Systems (now NASDAQ),
    • Founded and led Hand-El Scandinavia, a spin-off from the Institute for Energy Technology in Halden, Norway, and headed the department for energy systems at the Institute for Energy Technology
    • Responsible for ETRM and grid system deliveries to a large number of prominent energy companies, including E.ON, Statoil, Hydro, Statkraft, Fortum and Mercuria.
    • Initiated Norwegian Centre of Expertise – Smart Energy Markets which is supported by the Norwegian Authorities.
    • MSc in electrical engineering
  • moritz.jungmann
    Moritz Jungmann
    INVESTMENT PRINCIPLE AT FUTURE ENERGY VENTURES
    • Investment Principle at Future Energy Ventures since its inception in 2020
    • Part of Innogy early stage ventures since 2017.
    • Extensive experience in the field of clean tech, smart city and industrial technology solutions.
    • Leads the collaboration interface at FEV with strategic limited partners.
    • Gained entrepreneurial experience as a founder of two bootstrapped companies after graduating from Zeppelin University as MSc in Public Management and International Relations.
    • Holds additional board director seats at Tracks, Skenario Labs, Calipsa, Holo-Light and Getaway.
  • thor
    Thor Olav T. Egeland 
    INVESTMENT MANAGER AT EQUINOR VENTURES 
    • Investment Manager at Equinor Ventures. 
    • 5+ years of venture investment experience in the energy transition sectors.  
    • Held several international investment and business development positions in Equinor from 2009 to 2016. 
    • MSc in Finance and Economics from Warwick Business School and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bergen and the University of Cape Town. 

Meet The Team

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    Henrik Bache
    Chief Executive Officer
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    Erik Åsberg
    Chief Technology Officer
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    Steve Hambric
    President of North America

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