Board of Directors
Mr. Adrian Pike, Chairman of the Board, was born in 1967 and lives in Grazely Green, United Kingdom. Mr. Pike has been on the Board since 2 July 2020. He is qualified electrician, holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management. He has over 30 years’ experience in the utility and energy infrastructure sectors. Mr. Pike started his career as an apprentice electrician at Scottish and Southern Energy and rose through the ranks to become Group Managing Director. In 2010 he co-founded Anesco Ltd. and was the Chief Executive Officer to 2016. Later, Mr. Pike co-founded InstaVolt Ltd, a rapid EV network and is currently the Chairman of the Board. Furthermore, Mr. Pike is Chairman of the Board of Enviromena.
Mr. Bjarni Þórður Bjarnason, Vice-Chairman of the Board, born in 1969 and lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Bjarnason has been on the Board since 10 June 2019. He is certified as Security Broker and holds a C.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland and Business Administration from SMU Cox School of Business. Mr. Bjarnason has experience in corporate finance and in recent years advised, both Icelandic and foreign, investors in M&A and capital raising. Mr. Bjarnason co-founded Arctica Finance and is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Mr. Bjarnason is a Board member of Arctica Eignarhaldsfélag, Árvakur and Þórsmörk. From June 2003 to October 2009 Mr. Bjarnason was the Head of the Corporate Finance department at Landsbankinn hf. Previous, he was the Assistant Head of Búnaðarbanki´s Corporate Finance and prior to that in a similar position at Gilding investment fund.
Ms. Heike Bergmann, born in 1968 and lives in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany. Ms. Bergmann has been on the Board since 24 May 2019. She holds a degree in Master of Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, from the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Ms. Bergmann has experience in sales and marketing in the utility and energy infrastructure sectors. From July 2016, she is the Senior Vice President Sales Africa at Voith Hydro Holding GmbH&Co, previously in a role as Managing Director from 2012 within the same company. From 2011 to 2012 she was a Service Unit Manager at Alstom Grid Inc. and Sales Director from 1997 to 2010 at Areva T&D. She is Vice Chairwomen of the Sub-Sahara Africa Initiative of the German Industry (regional initiative of the BDI) and member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH).
Ingunn Agnes Kro
Ms. Ingunn Agnes Kro, born in 1982 and lives in Reykjavík, Iceland. Ms. Kro has been on the Board since 10 June 2019. She is a certified District Court Attorney and Securities Broker with a master's degree in Law and in Business Administration from the University of Iceland. Ms. Kro has experience in corporate law, corporate governance and sustainability matters and has been a Board member in various companies. She currently is the General manager at Jarðvarmi slhf. since 2020 and sits as Board member in Icelandic Seafood International hf., Sjóvá Almennar tryggingar hf. Freyja slhf. and The wetlands fund. Previously, Ms. Kro was the Chief Executive Officer at Íslenska Vetnisfélagið, a company founded to introduce and create infrastructure for hydrogen as an energy carrier in transportation. Ms. Kro worked at Skeljungur for ten years, from 2009 to 2019, first as General Counsel, later as Compliance Officer as well and from 2017 to 2019 as Director of Administration and Communication.