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Erik Risvold Ystgård

Senior Associate

+47 99 26 36 05

Erik Risvold Ystgård joined HitecVision in 2023 from the position as Investment Associate at Aker Horizons, working on new investments, active ownership of portfolio companies and new partnership opportunities across the energy transition.

His previous experience includes two years at Aker Offshore Wind, his latest position being Head of Investment Analysis, and two years at Ørsted as Senior Financial Analyst.

Erik holds an MSc in Energy Finance & Markets from the University of Edinburgh.

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Sofie Flaate


+47 46 67 76 54

Sofie Flaate joined HitecVision in 2023 from the position as Associate at Nordea Investment Banking, Debt Solutions & Loans. She joined Nordea Markets, FX sales & Distributions as a Graduate, and moved on to Large Corporate & Institutions as Relationship Manager.

Sofie holds a Master of Arts with Honours in Business Management.

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Synne Wakeford-Wesmann

Senior Associate

+47 92 84 33 01

Synne Wakeford-Wesmann joined HitecVision in 2023 from the position as Associate with the Renewable Infrastructure Investment team at Norges Bank Investment Management.

Her previous experience includes more than four years in Pareto Securities, lastly as Partner in their Equity Research department, and she has held positions and internships with Nordea and OECD in Paris.

Synne holds an MSc Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Ingrid Alba Heggernes

Investor Relations Administrator

+47 96 20 62 20

Ingrid Alba Heggernes joined HitecVision in 2023. She supports the management and operation of various administrative activities across the organisation.

Prior to joining HitecVision Ingrid Alba has worked as a receptionist at ABG Sundal Collier, where she worked with a variety of administrative tasks.

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Sara Sottilotta

Senior Associate

+47 91 37 41 82

Sara Sottilotta joined HitecVision in September 2022, from the role as Strategy and M&A Analyst at Aker Offshore Wind, a Norwegian offshore wind developer part of the Aker Group of companies.

Previously she has worked as Energy Services Analyst at Rystad Energy and Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting.

Sara holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Barcelona.

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Anders Forgaard Drage

Investment Director

+47 91 79 59 66

Anders Forgaard Drage joined HitecVision in 2022, from Investment Banking at SpareBank 1 Markets, where he participated in several projects involving M&A sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital raises and investment analysis within the renewable energy sector. Previously, he worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Anders holds an MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

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Sunniva L. Bjørnstad

Senior Partner & Head of Investment Team

+47 45 25 81 21

Sunniva Landmark Bjørnstad joined HitecVision in 2014 from DNB, where she worked as an analyst within the energy sector.

Sunniva currently focuses on energy transition and renewables investments, actively engaged in the development of Vårgrønn in its expansion to become a European company.

In her first years at HitecVision her responsibilities were primarily within the oil and gas sector, where she was a key member of the team developing Vår Energi and also worked with various energy service investments.

Sunniva holds an MSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Stavanger.

Read our interview with Sunniva here. 

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Simen Helland


+47 93 40 93 86

Simen Helland joined HitecVision in 2021. He came from Carnegie Investment Bank, where he had been since 2017, working on M&A and ECM deals across various industries such as Business Services, Oil Service and TMT.

Simen is working closely on transactions and investments in the E&P segment following-up Sval Energy and NEO Energy.

Simen holds an MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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Petter Tandstad Ege


+47 48 14 60 25

Petter T. Ege joined HitecVision in 2015. Initially, his main focus was on the oil service sector, having worked on a number of restructuring projects. More recently, he has focused on transactions within renewable energy and energy infrastructure, such as district heating.

His previous work experience includes a one-year internship at MainFirst Bank in Zurich focusing on equity research.

Petter holds a Master of Arts degree in Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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Ove Gusevik

Senior Partner

+47 22 01 40 30

Ove Gusevik joined HitecVision in 2021 from his role as Head of Investment Banking at SpareBank1 Markets. He brings more than 30 years of investment banking experience, including being one of the founders of First Securities.

Over the last two decades Ove has had a leading role in many of the largest energy industry transactions in Scandinavia, including both oil and gas, infrastructure, and renewables. He has also been CEO Norway and Nordic Head of Energy at Alfred Berg ABN AMRO.

Ove holds an MSc in Economic History from London School of Economics, MBA from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, as well as an MSc in Business from the University of Agder.

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