#SNIC2021: Speakers

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We have gathered a number of industry leaders and relevant stakeholders from Norway and South-East Asia.


Adopting future technologies now

#SNIC2021 will gather the top industry leaders at the forefront of the green, smart shift from Norway and South-East Asia. It is clear that tackling the challenges of tomorrow requires joint efforts now across sectors such as energy, the circular economy and digital technologies.

In dialogue:

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Sharanjit Leyl, International News Journalist

Sharanjit Leyl will be moderating the event. The renowned journalist has worked as a producer and reporter for BBC since 2003, and she regularly anchors Asia Business Report and Newsday from the Singapore studio. She has previously moderated events with Justin Trudeau, Ban Ki Moon, Jacina Ardern and more.

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Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum

Børge Brende will provide the competence framework for the event. He is the former Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013 – 2017) and is currently the President of the World Economic Forum.

Håkon Haugli, CEO Innovation Norway Snic Speaker

Håkon Haugli, CEO Innovation Norway

Håkon Haugli is the CEO of Innovation Norway, the government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry.

Carine S Ihenach

Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Norges Bank Investment manager. 

Carine Smith Ihenacho is responsible for the governance and compliance area, which includes ownership and responsible investment activities, control and operational risk, compliance and legal services. 

Steve Howard

Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek

Dr Steve Howard is Chief Sustainability Officer of Temasek.In addition to chairing the We Mean Business Coalition, Steve is on the Administrative Board of SEforALL, and until recently was Co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Environmental and Natural Resource Security.

Jan Fredrik Skjeltorp

Jan Fredrik Skjeltorp, Head of Asia, General Manager DNB Asia Ltd. at DNB

Jan Fredrik Skjeltorp has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Banking, and Credit Analysis


Lesley Tan, Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Reign

Lesley Tan is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein’s Singapore office and is part of the firm’s Projects Singapore practice. She began her career with Wikborg Rein in the Singapore office in 2007, but she has also worked for the London office. Lesley specialises in project and asset finance, primarily for shipping and offshore clients.

Png Cheong Boon, Ceo Enterprise Singapore

Png Cheong Boon, CEO Enterprise Singapore

Png Cheong Boon is the CEO of Enterprise Singapore, the government agency championing enterprise development.  Enterprise Singapore works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.


Tine Rørvik, SCG, Global Director Circular Economy

SCG has three core business units: SCG Cement-Building Materials, SCG Chemicals and SCG Packaging with a demonstrated commitment to conducting business in tune with the sustainable development approach

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Jørgen Arentz Rostrup, Executive Vice President and Head of Asia at Telenor 

Jørgen Rostrup is heading Telenor in Asia and was the company’s Chief Financial Officer until May 2020. He has experience from similar roles in Yara and Norsk Hydro.

Quah Ley Hoon

Quah Ley Hoon, CEO Maritime And Port Authority Singapore

Ley Hoon joined the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2018 and became the Chief Executive the following year. She has broad leadership experience from the public sector and the media industry.

Dr Shahrin Osman

Dr Shahrin Osman, Director of Maritime Decarbonization and Autonomy Centre of Excellence at DNV

Shahrin has 30 years maritime industry experience. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as Maritime Cluster, Digitalisation and Sustainability in the maritime sector.

Er Tham Wai Wah

Tham Wai Wah, Senior Director (Engineering & Project Management), Chief Sustainability Officer MPA

Tham Wai Wah has specialized in Project Management for construction related projects namely building, marine and infrastructure projects. He has long experience in leading sustainability development and decarbonization initiatives.

Leonard Opitz Stornes

Leonard Opitz Stornes, Managing Director at NHST Media Group Asia and President of NBAS

Leonard Opitz Stornes was elected President of NBAS in 2016. He is also the Managing Director at NHST Media Group, the fast growing Norwegian media organisation with global reach.

Homme Eivind

Eivind Homme, ambassador-designate to Singapore.

Eivind Homme is the designate Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore . He has previously been the Norwegian Ambassador in Indonesia (2008-2012) and India (2012-2015).

Dr Shahrin Osman

Paul Kastmann, Director of Innovation Norway Singapore

Paul Kastmann has worked for Innovation Norway since 2011, in Beijing, Oslo, and most recently Singapore. Is the Director of Innovation Norway Singapore, the Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy, and NBAS Board Member.

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Tove Andersen, President and Chief Executive Officer of TOMRA

TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and mining industries.

Lynn Loo

Dr Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer at the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

GCMD collaborate with the maritime industry to help the sector reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, implement identified decarbonisation pathways and create new business opportunities.

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Richard Harvey, General Manager Process Solutions Business at Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy drives the transition to more sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy solutions. Richard Harvey has strong international experience in commercial roles, leading development and closing of complex projects and introduction of new technologies.

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Ingrid Kylstad, Sustainability lead, at ZeroLab by Torvald Klaveness

ZeroLab by Torvald Klaveness is taking an active part in the transition to low carbon shipping. Ingrid is experience within EUpublic affairs (maritime, competition, climate, energy) and start-up investments. She is passionate about turning sustainability into a business opportunity.

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David Tan, Assistant Chief Executive Officer JTC

JTC is Singapore a government agency championing sustainable industrial development in Singapore. Together with their partners, they masterplan clean, green and smart estates as attractive destinations for talents and communities. They also drive innovation in the building and infrastructure sector.

Anders Hegre


Anders Hegre, Executive Director, NBAS

Anders Hegre has been the Executive Director of NBAS since 2019. He will be delivering the closing remarks.