#SNIC2021: Speakers

Snic 2021 Day One Speakers

Update 25 Sep: Despite new SMMs from 27 Sep, there are no changes in SMMs for MICE event pilots. Hence, we host SNIC day one at Suntec as planned. Welcome!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:

Sharanjit Leyl Snic

Sharanjit Leyl, International News Journalist

Sharanjit Leyl will be moderating the event. She has worked as a Senior Broadcast journalist 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.

Chee Hong Tat Snic

Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Singapore Ministry of Transport

Chee Hong Tat is Senior Minister of State at the Singapore Ministry of Transport, and Deputy Secretary General of the National Trades Union Congress.  He had also served at other Ministries including Health, Communications and Information, Trade and Industry, Education, and Foreign Affairs.  Before entering politics in 2015, he was Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority.

Jan Christian Vestre Rno4

Jan Christian Vestre, Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry (TBC)

TBC, due to election. Photo: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Borge Brende

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.

Ananda Ram Bhaskar (500x500)

Ananda Ram Bhaskar, DCEO National Environment Agency Singapore

Ram is currently the Director-General (Environmental Protection) and Deputy CEO at National Environment Agency (NEA). His portfolio covers Pollution Control, Waste and Resource Management, Resource Conservation, Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science.

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 Management. 

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, General Manager DNB Bank ASA, Singapore Branch

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.

Geoffrey Yeo Snic

Geoffrey Yeo, Assistant CEO, Urban Solutions, Sustainability & Enterprise Finance, Enterprise Singapore

Mr Geoffrey Yeo serves as Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Enterprise Singapore, the government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for championing enterprise development. He currently oversees the Urban Solutions, Infrastructure Services, Sustainability and Enterprise Finance portfolios.


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

Benjamin Horton 500x500

Benjamin Horton, Director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof Hortons research aims to understand the mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, which will shape changes in the future. Professor Horton is an editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report.

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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.


Poyan Rajamand, Executive Director for Barghest Building Performance (BBP)

Poyan is an experienced co-founder with a demonstrated history of growing technology companies across Asia. He is passionate about building solutions that create measurable value for clients. BBP provides IOT-based energy savings solutions to climate control systems in commercial and industrial buildings.

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, Maritime and Port Authority Singapore

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, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Eivind Homme is Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway. He has previously been the Norwegian Ambassador in Indonesia (2008-2012) and India (2012-2015).

Singapore - a perfect fit for Norwegian export-reform

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.

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 Solutions, Siemens Energy Singapore

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.

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.