Our people

Management

Brian Sørensen

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Sørensen - Chief Executive Officer

Head of the Management Team
Tel. +45 30 21 48 01

Brian Sørensen, (BScEE Degree from the Engineering College of Aarhus) has more than 20 years of management experience, with global hands-on experience in Project Sales and Project Execution mainly inside the energy and logistic sector. He worked previously as CEO at PowerSense A/S, which develops and produces a new optical supervision technology for the power distribution industry. PowerSense A/S was founded in 2006 as a spin-off from the Danish utility DONG Energy. Brian also worked as Chief Operations Officer and Head of Project Management for Suzlon Energy A/S, the world’s fifth leading wind power manufacturer, as a part of the international management team responsible for establishing Suzlon Energy outside India. Prior to this he worked for more than 6 years for Crisplant A/S as Head of Project Department ”Airport Applications” and was responsible for the implementation of baggage handling systems in airports worldwide.

Jan Nikolaisen

Co-founder & Chief Strategist

Jan Nikolaisen - Co-founder & Chief Strategist

Management team
Tel. +41 786 269404

Jan (Cand. Jur. and MBA), earned his MBA from IESE in Barcelona, Spain and is Cand. Jur. from the University of Oslo Norway. He worked as Senior Business Strategist for COFRA Holding AG in Zug, Switzerland, where he was responsible for the development of the COFRA group strategy and business development. Here he worked on developing of the business plan for Good Energies – a well renowned renewable energy fund – where he subsequently was fund manager for 5 years. Jan also worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company in Amsterdam being responsible for executing projects, mainly in the field of growth strategies, post-merger integration, and Private Equity. His clients were located in The Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Scandinavia. Prior to this he worked as a commercial lawyer for Thommessen, a leading Norwegian law firm, where he specialized in corporate law and M&A. He also worked in the group legal department for Storebrand, a listed Norwegian asset management, banking and insurance group. He has been living in Switzerland since 2006, where he is based in the Swiss ROMO office.

Nelson Paquete

Finance Director

Nelson Paquete - Finance Director

Management team
Tel. +45 3021 4803

Nelson is a senior finance expert with more than 17 years of progressive experience in finance and operation management, with a strong international background which covers markets from Western and Eastern Europe, United States and Africa. He has earned his MBA in Finance in Porto Business School in Portugal and since then, he has played different roles in the Finance area, in different regions of the globe. Nelson’s career highlight started with a strategic role of the Shared Services Corporate Manager in Soares da Costa, a multinational construction company based in Portugal, where he was sitting at the forefront of many changes the group was adopting, and played a key role in helping the company manage through them. Going forward in this career, he has relocated to United States, working as a Finance Manager in Florida, where he was a member of the market Board of Directors and where he had a proven track record of excellence in leading the team and the operations of the financial and administration department. He then moved to Romania as Finance Manager and later also as designated Country Manager, leading all the operation in the region. After 4 years, he has based himself to Mozambique, where he was the CFO for the Mozambique market Operation. He has a strong professional Experience in running complex financial verticals of >100 M Euros/year and he had played a significant contribution and impact to the Group financial progress. Now as Finance Director in Romo Wind he is based in Portugal, working through Romo Wind Germany, Denmark and Iberia Offices.

Business Unit Management

Jens Müller Nielsen

Business Unit Manager Northern Europe

Jens Müller Nielsen - Business Unit Manager Northern Europe

Regional business managers
Tel. +49 40 6466 9190

Jens Müller-Nielsen has more than 20 years management and sales experiences in several industrial branches (fork lift trucks, aerial working platforms, automotive OEM business) and countries, mainly in central Europe. His focus is on sales but also he was responsible for operational services, technical support and project management for organizations with several locations. He is in the wind industry for five years and previously he worked for Senvion Deutschland GmbH as managing director with responsibility for Germany, Austria, Poland and Netherlands.

Luca Alemanno

Business Unit Manager Southern Europe

Luca Alemanno - Business Unit Manager Southern Europe

Regional business managers
Tel. +39 348 2507163

Luca Alemanno has 25 years experience in the Automotive, SW and Wind Industry. He is been working in the wind industry in the last 10 years, initially managing a joint venture between SSE Renewables and an Italian developer established to build wind farms in Italy, then moving on to Gamesa Energia Italy where he has been responsible for the management of the Italian branch. Since 2015 he is at ROMOWind where he is responsible for the Southern Region markets including Italy, France, Iberia and Latam

Karl Fatrdla

Sales Agent

Karl Fatrdla - Sales Agent

Regional business managers
Tel. +49 160 8992500

Karl graduated as a mechanical engineer at the Technical University of Vienna. After an international postgraduate R&D project, he has been working in several fields (engine and testbed engineering, software development, organisational engineering processes) in the automotive industry as a PMI certified project manager (PMP) and program manager mainly for international automotive OEM’s. At Schindler he took over the responsibility for the head quarter sales of the escalator business in the EMEA region and for special, large offers word wide. Finally in 2009 he joined the wind industry by becoming a Director Sales for Eastern Europe for Vestas, where he built up the sales organisation in that region. Since 2014 he has been responsible for introducing ROMO Wind’s innovative and unique iSpin technology to the wind industry.

Regional Management

Guillaume Steinmetz

Regional Manager France Business Unit Southern Europe

Guillaume Steinmetz - Regional Manager France Business Unit Southern Europe

Regional business managers
Tel. +33 6 15 66 33 61

After graduating in Electrical Engineering at ENSEA Cergy-Pontoise, Guillaume started his career at Nordex, where he worked 5 years in different areas (project management, commissioning and Sales) in France and in Germany. In 2011 he was hired by Siemens Wind Power, where he worked as a Sales Manager for 4 years, supporting the growth of the company in France.

He is based in our ROMO Wind office in France where he is responsible for sales and support to our French speaking customers.

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Competence Centre Management

Mark Hvilsted

Head of Products, Technology & Operations

Mark Hvilsted - Head of Products, Technology & Operations

Competence Center
Tel. +45 30 21 48 09

Mark graduated Electronics Engineer and MBA in Technology Management has worked with R&D projects and management in the global wind turbine industry since 1995. Over the years he has been involved in 30+ prototype wind turbine projects within software and control system development and operation. Mark holds a rich professional background including positions as department head at large companies such as Mita-Teknik A/S, Suzlon Energy Ltd, kk-electronic a/s and LAC engineering ApS. Mark joined ROMO in 2013 and is responsible for all R&D and Supply Chain activities.

Harald Hohlen

Head of Performance, Analysis and Reporting

Harald Hohlen - Head of Performance, Analysis and Reporting

Competence Center
Tel. +49 170 2294677

Harald Hohlen (Dr.-Ing. at the Technical University Berlin) has more than 20 years of experience in the wind energy sector in the area of load and power curve measurements as well as load simulation of wind turbines.

At ROMO Wind he holds the position as Head of Performance, Analysis and Reporting. Furthermore he is in charge of initiating and managing research programs for the iSpin technology and for the relationship management towards key opinion makers in the wind industry with a focus on academic institutions and technical consultants.