Mr. Erik Thrane, (54) Chairman of the board
Erik Thrane has long experience from various business and the last 20 years from the energy business. He has extensive board experience and has previously been a board member of Nord Pool Spot AS, European Energy Exchange AG and Nord Pool Clearing ASA.
Mr. Thrane holds a law degree and has worked as a Deputy Judge and as lawyer at Norwegian Trustee before becoming General Counsel at Nord Pool ASA. At Nord Pool he also served as Compliance officer and head of Market Surveillance before becoming President & CEO at Nord Pool ASA.
The last 10 years he has been a key member in developing, building, and commissioning two renewable energy projects in Croatia. One project is an environmentally friendly biomass power production facility, while the other project is a facility for production of environmentally friendly biopellets.
Mr. Thran has gained experience from all project phases- initiation, concept, financing, development, construction, take- over, commissioning and operating of wood pellets production facility and knowledge of business culture, laws and regulations in the region.
Mr. Egil Bråthen, (52), Board Member
Egil Bråthen has more than 25 years of experience from the financial end of real estate, energy companies, stock brokerages, currency and other investment projects and start-up. He has been an honorary member and member of several Boards.
He has been key person in the application process for companies who apply for concessions from the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway. In 2010 Egil Bråthen was together with Edin Alisic, co-founder of GEIA and had been a key member of establishment Croatia REN AS. He has been a representative on the boards since.
Mr. Bråthen has gained experience from all project phases initiation, concept, financing, development, construction, take over, commissioning and operating of wood pellets production facility and knowledge of business culture, laws and regulations in the region. Mr. Bråthen has an extensive network of professional contacts in Norway, Scandinavia and Croatia.
Mr. Edin Alisic, (55) Senior Project Advisor
Edin Alisic has 25 years of experience from leading positions within management, mergers & acquisitions, operations, and maintenance of complex projects. He has an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree and Master of Management Program from Norwegian School of Management BI.
Edin Alisic has held several positions as a board member and advisory member for commercial real estate companies. I addition as Board member, Mr. Alisic has today a position as Real Estate Manager at Municipality of Ullensaker, one of the fastest growing municipalities in Norway housing international airport Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. Mr. Alisic has responsibility for the development and management of all properties in the municipality, including active participation in municipal planning processes regarding the design of a framework for sustainable energy, climate and environment policy.
Mr. Alisic is also chairman of the board of public enterprises, with responsibility for large community projects. He has extensive experience managing complex projects, conducting public tenders, and a good understanding of how politics and administration interact.