Bergen, Norway August 02, 2023 – Geir Bjørkeli has made the decision to step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Corvus Energy. However, he will continue in his position until at the latest December 31st 2023, ensuring a seamless transition to new leadership.
“After leading Corvus for five and a half years, I believe it is time for the company to have a new leader. Together with the rest of the team, I have dedicated extensive efforts to elevate Corvus into a prominent green industrial company within the maritime sector. The company continues to experience significant growth, with supply issues resolved post-pandemic and record-high order intake. Therefore, I believe now is an opportune moment for a change in leadership,” stated Geir Bjørkeli.
Corvus Energy holds the position as the world’s foremost supplier of battery systems for the maritime sector. Established in 2009, the company is headquartered in Nesttun, Bergen. Under Geir Bjørkeli’s stewardship, Corvus has established sales offices across large parts of Asia and North America. Additionally, the company has constructed three state-of-the-art factories located in Bellingham, just outside Seattle, USA, Richmond, near Vancouver, Canada, and Bergen, Norway. These expansions have contributed to an impressive growth in turnover, more than ten doubling since 2018. Furthermore, Corvus Energy’s initiatives have resulted in the reduction of over 10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions worldwide, showcasing its commitment to environmental sustainability.”
Geir has skillfully guided Corvus through an exceptional period of growth, firmly positioning the company as a leading global player in maritime electrification. We hold immense respect for Geir and his team’s accomplishments, and the board is pleased that he successfully navigated through challenging years, leaving the company in an excellent state. The board will promptly commence the search for a new Managing Director,” stated Mikael Mäkinen, Chairman of Corvus Energy.
Geir Bjørkeli, an mechanical engineer by education and holds a MBA in Shipping, Offshore and Finance, brought with him 25 years of experience in the international maritime industry when he assumed the role of CEO at Corvus Energy in January 2018. He is a board member of The Federation of Norwegian Industries “Norsk Industri” , serves as Chairman of their maritime branch, and is a board member of NCE Maritime Clean Tech.
“Corvus holds a unique market position as the maritime sector propels forward in embracing sustainable practices. I am proud of our achievements, yet I am eagerly anticipating new challenges. I firmly believe that I still have much to contribute to the industry globally, but my dedication remains steadfast in leading Corvus until my successor assumes the role. With its exceptional workforce and visionary managers, Corvus possesses boundless potential,” concluded Bjørkeli.
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About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy provides high-power energy storage in the form of modular lithium-ion battery systems to the maritime industry. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. Corvus Energy has amassed unsurpassed experience from almost 900 projects, totaling over 750 MWh and more than 6 million operating hours. The company also develops maritime hydrogen fuel cells in collaboration with the world leader in fuel cell technology, Toyota Corporation.
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