The Team. Board
Chris is an experienced Chair in the environment, energy and transport sectors, as well as medical imaging AI and biopharma. His current positions include Chair of Blackford Analysis and previously, amongst others, Chair of Celtic Renewables, SENSE Wind, Gasrec Limited and Senior Independent Non-executive Director of HUTCHMED. Over the past decades he has been an active investor in and advisor to early-stage companies deploying new, disruptive technology.
Independent Non-executive Director & Audit, Risk and Sustainability Committee Chair
Carolyn brings more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of finance, audit, risk and control. In addition to this appointment, she is a Non-executive Director of Starling Bank and Agilyx AS. Carolyn was previously the Head of Audit, Risk and Control and a member of the senior leadership team at Centrica Plc. Prior to that she was a partner at PwC where she established the firm’s offices in Mongolia.
Vesa has significant private sector experience in the technology industry. Specifically, he has over 25 years’ experience investing in early-stage companies and 15 years in the electrical engineering sector. Current directorships include Merus Power Oyj and Norsepower Oy. He has been a Director of Elcogen AS since 2008.
Dr JJ Traynor has extensive experience in energy, capital markets, project management, and M&A. He is a co-founder and Managing Partner at HydrogenOne Capital, the first London-listed fund investing in clean hydrogen for a positive environmental impact. Prior to that, he has held a series of senior energy and banking sector positions, including Executive Vice President at Royal Dutch Shell, where he led investor relations and established the company’s ESG programme; Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he was the number one ranked analyst in European and Global oil & gas; Geologist at BP, in the North Sea, West Africa and Asia Pacific. He has a Geology BSc from Imperial College, a PhD from Cambridge University. He attended the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Chief Executive Officer
Enn has over 30 years of experience starting up companies. Enn’s experience in the energy services and equipment, construction, real estate and banking industries has included a number of listed company transactions. He founded Elcogen in 2001.
Chief Financial Officer
Markus Holm has extensive experience as a CFO across both public and private companies, including Sanoma Corporation, where he acted as CFO and COO from 2017 to 2022 and Metsä Group, where he acted as CFO for Metsä Board Corporation from 2014 to 2016 and Metsä Tissue Corporation from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this Markus held a position as Finance and ICT Director for GlaxoSmithKline and various managerial positions in Huhtamaki Group. Markus is also a Board member of VR Group, the sustainable Finnish transport, logistics and maintenance company, a position he has held since March 2022. Markus holds an M.Sc. Econ. from Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.
Chief Operations Officer
Stefano has over 20 years of industrial experience in energy, infrastructure and engineering. Whilst Vice President at Northvolt, Stefano played a key role in delivering the first European homegrown Lithium-ion Gigafactory. Prior to Northvolt, Stefano held several executive and general management positions focusing on operation and delivery of large international contracts in the EMEA region. Stefano holds a Master’s degree in Engineering.
Chief Commercial Officer
Prior to joining Elcogen in 2020, Hanna held several Director level roles within Thermo Fisher Scientific focusing on product management, marketing, commercialization and development in the Life Science and Material Science sectors. She has successfully brought several novel product and software platforms to the market. Hanna brings more than 20 years of experience within international business and commercialization to this appointment. Hanna holds a M.Sc. degree from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University).
Chief Technology Officer
Martin has over 20 years of experience in the chemicals industry including in catalysts, processes and technologies concerning hydrogen and syngas generation, including the conversion into derivatives such as ammonia, methanol, DME, synthetic gasoline and diesel. Previously, Martin was a fuel concepts manager at Mærsk and a Vice President at Haldor Topsøe. Martin holds a Ph.D. focused on chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.