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Grethe Safar Meisingset

Partner & Head of Sustainability

+47 98 26 42 75

Grethe Safar Meisingset joined HitecVision in 2022, from the position as Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development at TOMRA Collection Solutions (TCS), the world leader in reverse vending and one of the earliest companies promoting the circular economy.

She has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team in TCS, responsible for strategy and business development across new and existing markets, in addition to delivering decision support to the EVP of TCS and the TOMRA Board.

Previously, she spent six years in transaction advisory roles with PwC in Norway and New Zealand. Her latest position being Senior Manager at PwC Deals Oslo, where she was a central member of the Corporate Finance team, leading M&A processes across a wide range of industries.

Grethe holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration with a major in Economic Analysis from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Einar Gjelsvik

Senior Partner

+47 99 28 38 56

Einar Gjelsvik joined HitecVision in 2014, from the position as interim CEO in one of our portfolio companies Verus Petroleum.

Einar has been involved with all E&P transactions across all active funds and through the entire investment life cycle, as a member of the team that established CapeOmega and also the building up of today’s Vår Energi.

He is currently focusing on development of NEO Energy and Sval Energy, through acquisitions and organic growth.

Prior to joining HitecVision, Einar also served as CEO of Noreco, an independent E&P company focused on the North Sea region. Einar also has experience from BP in various positions in Norway and UK.

Einar holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, an MBA in Business Administration and Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is a CFA charterholder.


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Christian A. Bøe

Investment Director

+47 98 90 61 01

Christian A. Bøe joined HitecVision in 2022 from his position as Corporate Finance Manager at EY. He spent almost four years at EY where he participated in several M&A and strategy projects involving sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital raises, financial restructuring and investment analysis within various sectors.

Prior to joining EY, Christian spent three years at Viking Supply Ships in Copenhagen as a Controlling Manager and Corporate Controller.

Christian holds an MSc in Business with major in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.

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Benjamin Vidnes

Senior Associate

+47 94 83 75 04

Benjamin Vidnes joined HitecVision in 2019. During his time at HitecVision he has been involved in a broad range of activities including deal origination and execution. Benjamin has worked on a number of deals as well as the implementation of energy transition strategies in HitecVision’s energy service portfolio.

His previous experience includes an internship with Skagen Funds.

Benjamin holds an MSc in Finance at Cass Business School in London.

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Anders Yttervik

Head of Investments

+47 90 92 60 39

Anders Yttervik joined HitecVisions Corporate and Investor Services team in 2011 in the position as Portfolio Monitoring Officer.

Anders has previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Stavanger, where he was Associate with a client portfolio within the bank/finance and the oil and gas sector. Prior to PwC he worked as a Financial Analysts with BOLT Corporate Finance.

Anders holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

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Ole Ertvaag

Founding Partner and CEO

+47 51 20 20 20

Ole Ertvaag is the founder of HitecVision.

His main role is leading the strategic development of HitecVision’s investment activities, using his more than 30 years of energy industry investment and M&A experience, and has a key role in any decision regarding potential new investments or exits, the strategic development and positioning of portfolio companies, as well as in their financing and leverage structures.

Prior to founding HitecVision in 2000, Ole was the Chief Financial Officer of the oilfield technology company Hitec ASA (HitecVision’s predecessor) from 1989, and later also its Chief Operating Officer.

Ole has a business education from the Norwegian School of Management.

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Monica A. Molaug

Associate Compliance

+47 97 73 16 35

Monica Molaug joined HitecVision in 2014, and has had various administrative roles within the company. She is now supporting the Chief Compliance Officer in compliance matters relating to HitecVision and portfolio companies.

Previously she has worked several years in brand stores within the clothing industry, as store manager and responsible for customer service and administration.


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Pål Berge

Head of IT

+47 99 11 11 96

Pål Berge joined HitecVision in 2015. He is responsible for all IT operations and Cyber Security in HitecVision, including modernisation and development of IT infrastructure and applications.

Pål joined from Nordialog, a Norwegian telecom and application service provider. During his 10 years with Nordialog he led the Support and Backoffice division before taking the role as Key Account Manager for the company’s energy clients.

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Sissel Holm Lutro

Office Administrator

+47 98 06 94 77

Sissel Holm Lutro joined HitecVision in 2018. She supports the operation of various administrative activities across the organisation, including management support, welcoming visitors and coordinating meetings.

She joined HitecVision from a position as administrator at Omega Well Intervention AS. She has long experience from various administrative positions in the energy industry and law.

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Vibeke B. Tønnessen

Senior Associate HR and Academy

+47 47 66 16 87

Vibeke B. Tønnessen joined HitecVision’s Stavanger office as an Administrator in 2014. Prior to this she worked for Statoil as a Project Administrator where she provided project support to the management team and the project as a whole. Her previous experience also includes several Administrative and Secretarial roles within the health and education industries.

Vibeke holds an MSc in Education from the University of Bergen.

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