The management team consists of dedicated people with a combination of proven entrepreneurial management skills and extensive engineering experience.

The team represent a range of backgrounds to cover key areas in technology development and commercialisation, international sales, funding and financing.

Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto

Dr Martin Edlund

Chief Executive Officer. Employed since 2016.

Education: PhD in Innovation Management & MSc in Engineering Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. 

Background: 20 years combining management consulting and strategy research collaboration with world-class technology companies such as ABB, GE, LM Ericsson and SKF.

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Fredrik Ahlström, CFO of Minesto

Fredrik Ahlström

Chief Financial Officer. Employed since 2015.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Background: 20 years in financial management and international business, leading financial operations of companies in capital-intensive industries and holding strategic positions in management teams and boards.

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Picture of Bernt Erik Westre, CTO of Minesto

Bernt Erik Westre

Chief Technology Officer. Employed since 2016 (CTO since 2017).

Education: MSc in Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. 

Background: More than 17 years’ experience with engineering, concept development and project management in offshore energy, including engineer, manager and senior advisor positions at GVA Consultants and Aker Maritime.

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David Collier, COO of Minesto

David Collier, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer. Employed since 2017.

Education: 1st Class Civil Engineering degree, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. 

Background: Has for the last 30 years spent the vast part in offshore energy, building and leading engineering teams and creating commercial solutions. For the last decade engaged in technical and commercial development of wave and tidal power devices, including the position as Project Manager at MeyGen, the largest planned tidal stream project in the world, leading the development of the only commercial scale multi-turbine tidal energy array to have commenced operation.

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