Terje Osmundsen is an experienced solar energy executive and developer, responsible since 2009 for piloting Scatec Solar’s expansion into new strategic markets. He is currently focusing on Sub-Saharan and Northern Africa, where the company is uniquely positioned a first or early mover in several emerging markets.
Terje started his career as a young political leader, and worked closely with Prime Minister Kåre Willoch as Political Adviser from 1981-85. In 1986-87, he founded and led the well-known national public-private foresight study “Scenarios for Norway 2000” at the Norwegian School of Management.
Terje has a broad professional background including leadership roles in both business and public sector, entrepreneurship, management consulting and thought leadership. In 2003, he founded and served as CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Mandag Morgen (“Monday Morning”) (www.mandagmorgen.no), an independent weekly and think- tank. Prior to Monday Morning, Terje worked as Head of Environmental Business Division in Kvaerner ASA, and Managing Director of Universitetsforlaget AS, (“Scandinavian University Press”). Earlier in his career, Terje worked as Strategic Planning Manager with Alcatel in Paris, head of Natural Gas sales in Saga Petroleum ASA From 1991 to 1994, Terje served as Deputy CEO, Confederation of Business and Industry (NHO).
Terje has a post-graduate degree from University of Oslo (Social Sciences and Economics) He is a trained Board Member, with board experience from a handful of innovative companies in different industries. He served as Chairman of the Board, Cicero Center for International Climate Research, and now holds the same role in the NGO Caritas Norway.
Terje speaks and writes English, French and basic German, and is known as an inspirational and challenging speaker and writer. He regularly share news and insights from the low-carbon economy via Twitter, LinkedIn and the web-publication “Energi og Klima” (http://energiogklima.no/).
Terje is married to Manuela, and is a happy father of three girls. He enjoys singing in a choir, and loves outdoor activities like Nordic skiing, running, mountain-hiking and cycling.