Board & Executive Management

Johan Mikkelsen

Chairman of the board

Johan Mikkelsen, Chairman of the board for MVW, has 40+ years of oil & gas experience from Norsk Hydro and Equinor. Holding numerous offshore production, drilling and project positions in Norway, Canada, and Brazil, always on VP or SVP levels. Former CTO of Perestroika AS, serving also as BoD in Songa Offshore and EMGS. The latter also as Chairman. Both public companies listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. Currently serves as board member of VTC and Dale Oen Aktiv AS, in addition to his Chairman position at MVW. He holds a Master degree from NTH in Industrial Chemistry and a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, USA.

Atle Mundheim

CTO & Director of the Board

Atle Mundheim is the CTO & Director of Board in MVW. He is also the founder of Norwegian Water Technologies and inventor of the proprietary technologies of MVW. He has a 28 year long professional career in the oil & gas industry, in which he held operational and senior management positions within Drilling and Sub Sea Operations in the North Sea until year 2000. From there on Atle has developed and commercialized several water treatment technologies and startup companies and gained wide experience from international operations.

Tor Olav Gabrielsen

Director of the Board

Tor Olav Gabrielsen Director of the Board in MVW. He holds a Master in finance (Cand Merc.) from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and has over 10 years of experience from the financial and shipping sector. He is an active investor and currently holds the position as Director in Teamco Group a Swiss based family office. Mr. Gabrielsen holds several board positions within the IT, shipping and building and construction sector.

Stein E. Giljarhus

Chief Executive Officer

Stein E. Giljarhus has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He started working on the oil rigs in the late 1970s and continued onshore with managerial positions in late 1980s, until he was appointed the Vice President - Operations for Transocean in 1990. After nearly 20 years at Transocean, he co-founded the AGR Group, and served as its CEO from 1996 to 2003. Since 2003, he has been involved in various consultancy and Board positions for oil & gas-related companies. He also consulted the water treatment technology company Downstream Services in a management position, and also for significant North Sea development projects for oil companies such as Repsol. He has experience from operations in the North Sea, North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Southeast Asia region.

Morten Hilton Thomassen

Chief Financial Officer

Morten Hilton Thomassen, M Vest Water’s Chief Financial Officer, has a demonstrated history of working in the energy, fishery and water treatment industry. Prior to joining M Vest Water, he was a Partner at Complér Corporate AS and served as CFO for Norsildmel AS. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing seniority at Bergen Energi, including Controller and Risk Manager before becoming CFO. His extensive background includes strong skills in risk management, derivatives, energy markets, financial analysis, supply chain financing and economics. He holds a Siviløkonom degree focused on finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Dr. Karl Michael Millauer

Director Business Development & Sales

Karl Michael Millauer has more than 35 years of international business experience, holding several CEO and senior positions for private and public companies within water treatment. He has held a number of managerial positions, including CEO of Aquarion Group, a water treatment technology group, Aquatech International (US), CEO of Christ Water Technology Group, COO of BWT Group, and CFO of Wolford AG. Millauer holds a dr. juris degree from the University of Law in Vienna, and a master's degree and a Ph.D. degree in general business administration from the University of Vienna.

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