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Fredrik Witte becomes the new CEO of Corvus Energy

Caption: Fredrik Witte (© Corvus Energy)

Following the departure of Geir Bjorkeli, leading battery solutions provider Corvus Energy has found a new CEO in Fredrik Witte.

Witte will take up his post on January 1, 2024, as the company has now announced[ds_preview].

Witte is moving from his position as Managing Director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. CEO Mikael Mäkinen welcomed Witte on board and is looking forward to the start of a new phase for the company: “We are entering an important phase in which the company will continue to build on a strong foundation and maintain its position as market leader in a fast-growing market.”

Witte brings with him “extensive strategic and financial experience” from growth companies, which the Management Board believes is “ideally suited” to take Corvus Energy forward.

The future CEO lives in Bergen, Norway. Over the past eight years, he was Managing Director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition in Norway, Scotland and Canada, where he managed 450 employees. Witte was also Chief Financial Officer at Rieber & Søn ASA in Bergen and has experience at Tomra Systems and DNB.

Witte succeeds Bjorkeli

“It is motivating to become part of a company that plays a key role in making the global maritime industry emission-free. I am therefore honored to have been given the responsibility to lead the company and build a strong market position,” said the future CEO. CFO Mette Rokne Hanestad will act as interim CEO until he takes office. This should also mark the end of Geir Bjorkeli’s time at Corvus. When announcing his departure, the outgoing CEO had offered to remain on board for the transition period.

Corvus Energy claims to be the leading provider of zero-emission solutions for maritime, offshore and port applications. Its portfolio includes energy storage and fuel cell systems that are “suitable for almost any type of vessel” and provide energy systems in the form of modular lithium-ion battery systems and hydrogen PEM fuel cell systems. More than 50% of the world’s ships with zero-emission technology are reportedly equipped with Corvus systems.

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