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OceanTherm is a forward-thinking and competent team determined to go the distance needed to find out if our bubble curtain technology can be scaled for significant impact.


Olav Bjørnsund Hollingsæter

Chief Executive Officer


Olav is the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OceanTherm. He has served in the Norwegian Navy at strategic level and has service from submarines. In addition to Senior Executive Courses from the Norwegian Armed Forces, Olav has a Master’s in Computer Science from the University in Bergen.

Bjørn Hollingsæter

Chief Financial Officer


Bjørn is Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at OceanTherm. Bjørn is formally educated as Diplom-Kaufmann (Equivalent of MBA) from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he focused on Industrial Economics. He has more than 20 years of experience as a financial consultant and accountant in Norway.

Grim Eidnes

Chief Scientific Officer


Grim Eidnes is our Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Grim is educated as an Oceanographer from the University of Oslo (UiO) and was until recently a senior scientist at SINTEF Ocean where he was the project leader on several SINTEF + OceanTherm projects.

Oliver Heim Hollingsæter

Business Development


Oliver has a Master’s of Science in Sustainability Management from The Earth Institute at Columbia University. In addition, he has one year of graduate level coursework in Economics of Innovation and Growth from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. as well as two years as a PhD candidate at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Industrial Economics and Technology Management in the field of Systems Engineering.


Craig Agranoff

Political Strategist


Craig Agranoff is an award winning CBS Television News Contributor covering technology. He is the founder of where he runs the Digital Marketing division. He is also a national Political Consultant specializing in digital strategy. Agranoff is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he specializes in Campaigning and Political Marketing.

Jan Wessel Bratterud

Financial Advisor


Jan is the Investment Manager at MTI Growth, a pre-seed investment firm focused on Norwegian startups. MTI Growth owns approximately 15% of OceanTherm AS. Jan is also Managing Partner at Finova, a boutique M&A firm catering to the Norwegian SMB market, and a board member of several companies. He has 20+ years experience in selling and marketing IT solutions worldwide.

Henrik Sæther

Business Advisor


Henrik Sæther is the CEO of Silicia Technology Incubator providing business advisory to startups. With experience from own entrepreneurial projects, investing and consulting he contributes with knowledge of many aspects of business development. Henrik is also a guest lecturer at the University of South-Eastern Norway on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.



Martin Helseth is an Olympic qualified rower from Aalesund, Norway. His big passion is the ocean. You’ll find him either on the water in his racing shell or under water holding his breath in the cold Norwegian fjords.  

The ocean is Martin’s happy place, and he wants to make it a healthier place for its inhabitants. Both by making choices that harm the environment as little as possible and by doing clean-ups to pick up trash from the ocean floor.  

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