Core Team

ARNE KOLLANDSRUD

CEO Tidetec AS, Board member, Co-founder and Investor

Arne has been working as CEO in Tidetec since 2013 and is also a co-investor in Tidetec. He has been Member of the Board in Tidetec since his father Per Kollandsrud founded the company in 2000. Arne also represents family office Kollan AS, the main shareholder in Tidetec.

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Ilias Zilakos

Senior Engineer PhD, Tidetec AS

Ilias has 10 years of experience from R&D projects in marine technology. He has been involved in structural analysis of marine and offshore structures, material modelling of composite systems, prototype engineering and large-scale testing. His experience in mathematical modelling and numerical methods, helped Tidetec in optimizing the operational path of its turbine solution.

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Alexander Kornilov

System Engineer Tidetec AS

Alexander has more than 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering in multidiscipline roles but predominantly in design. Through his career, he has been involved in almost every step of product development, from conceptualization to manufacturing processes. He has served in several positions within the Oil & Gas industry, Automotive and Heavy industry. His main role in Tidetec is the design of the prototype turnable turbine housing.

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Bert Pasop

Technical Lead Tidetec AS

Bert is highly skilled and respected Technical Manager with comprehensive experience within mechanical and structural engineering as well as in both the design and analysis of structures. Experience includes both off-shore and on-land projects, in varying areas of these industries. He has a long track record in leading successfully the technical aspects of start-up companies. His role in Tidetec is to lead the technical aspects of the pilot project.

FREDERIK W. MOWINCKEL

Advisor

Frederik has over 25 years’ experience as an investor, board member and advisor with numerous environmental businesses. Frederik sits on the board of a number of clean-tech companies and maintains a wide international network of contacts focused within environmental business.

Board Members

ANN-CHRISTIN ANDERSEN

Member of the board

Ms Ann-Christin Andersen is an executive with more than 30 years’ experience from the oil&gas industry. She has been Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director, and held SVP/Vice President roles for Projects and Products. She has served as chair and non-executive director of several boards the last decades, and holds board positions in Quantafuel, Maersk Drilling, Rotork and Glitre Energi. Ann Christin also works as a strategic advisor in her new start-up 4ADA AS. Ann-Christin has a Bachelor degree with 1st Class Honors in Offshore Electrical Engineering from Heriot Watt University, UK and an Executive MBA with Honors at IMD University in Lausanne, Switzerland.

PAAL RAAHOLT

Member of the board

Paal Raaholt is a merited entrepreneur with experience from launching and running new business from his first start up in 1988. He was Chairman of the Board of Inmeta Crayon ASA when the company was listed on the stock exchange in Oslo. He was also managing director in his first start up, Alternativ Data AS. Now he holds chairman of the board in six companies and member of the board in three companies he co-founded. He has a degree in Marketing and economics from Norges Markedshøyskole. He now focuses on investing in and develop business which can disrupt the marked it operates.

KNUT KOLLANDSRUD

Interim Chair Leader

Knut Kollandsrud represents family office Kollan AS, the main shareholder in Tidetec. Kollan is based on other successtories that Tidetec founder Per Kollandsrud made. Knut is engaged in several startups, as well as owner and CEO in video production company Truestories AS. Knut has been working as a Cinema photographer all around the world since he was educated in 1995. Knut started the film production company True Stories in 2010. The company became one of the most successfully commercial film companies in Norway. Knut is also investor and partner in Rift Labs. A company who develops led lights for the film industry. Rift Labs won the Lucy Award in NYC 2018 for the most innovative lights in the industry. Knut is CEO in Kollan, Tidetec’s main shareholder.

ARNE KOLLANDSRUD

Member of the board

Arne represents the biggest shareholder Kollan AS in the board. Arne has been working as CEO in Tidetec since 2013 and is also a co-investor in Tidetec. He has been Member of the Board in Tidetec since his father Per Kollandsrud founded the company in 2000.