GreenCap Solutions AS announces the appointment of Ørjan Aukland as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, effective 01 February 2022. Aukland replaces Bjørn Rygg, who will retain his position as Chairman of the company.
“GreenCap Solutions is rapidly growing and addressing the accelerating international interest in our cleantech and agtech solutions. We, therefore, need a strategic and hands-on leader who can support the company in pursuing those market opportunities. Ørjan has become well known with the company and the organization in a short time and has the right vision and skillset to lead the company in this important growth phase,” says Chairman Bjørn Rygg in GreenCap Solutions.
Ørjan Aukland comes from the position as CFO in GreenCap Solutions. He joined the company in August 2021, from the position of Head of M&A and Corporate Venture Capital at Lyse AS, a Norwegian industrial group operating within energy, telecommunications, and power grid. He has served on numerous boards of directors, including Altibox Danmark A/S, Heimdall Power AS, and Validé Invest II AS. Ørjan holds a Master's Degree in Business administration from the University of Agder, Norway, and is a certified European financial analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
“I’m looking forward to taking on the role as CEO of GreenCap Solutions. The importance of Direct Air Capture technology in enabling a net zero-emission future is becoming increasingly acknowledged globally, which is translating into a growing pipeline of potential new projects for GreenCap Solutions. We see great opportunities for our company’s highly scalable, energy-efficient carbon capture technology among industrial customers and greenhouse food producers, and are eager to accelerate the company’s commercial development, both in Norway and internationally,” says Aukland.
Bjørn Rygg, who is the majority-owner of GreenCap Solutions through his company BR Industrier, will remain Chairman of the Board of the company. The company will start the recruitment process for a new CFO immediately.
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