- Who we are
We Are Realising the Green Transition
Our market-leading products optimise energy production, trading, distribution and consumption, as well as infrastructure and construction projects. Our mission is to realise a cleaner and more profitable future for our 2,200+ customers and thus the global society
Volue operates in three main fields: energy, power grid, and infrastructure. Through analysis, planning operations, asset management to monetisation, we create value out of volatility.
We empower the green transition and increase revenues for our customers – from utilities, to large end consumers, grid operators to builders of infrastructure. We also design and develop cutting-edge technology for municipalities, water, defence, transport, maritime, and offshore.
Sustainable development is vital for all our future. That development comes with challenges that require stability. We believe great people, delivering end-to-end platforms and technology services, hold the key to unlock a better and more prosperous future.
Volue has a growing customer base all over Europe, and beyond. Among our international energy customers are eight of the ten largest European utilities, including EnBW, Enel, E.ON, Fortum, Innogy, RWE, Uniper, and Vattenfall. We also serve most of the nordic grid operators and have a strong position among Norwegian municipalities, construction and Infrastructure developers.
As a company, we might be a new player, but we know the game better than most. Founded by some of the most experienced and innovative technology companies in the industry, Volue’s DNA has been the transition to sustainable and digital services before it has seen the light of the world. Agile as a start-up, experienced enough to claim a leading position from the get-go.
Volue is about people. From staff to client, people are at the centre of all our operations, and we always strive for a flat structure where everyone feels included, appreciated and recognised for their individual efforts. Or as we call it; “ONE Volue”. We hire talented and hardworking individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background or religious beliefs.
Volue by the numbers
Trond Straume has held the position as Chief Executive Officer of Volue since March 2020. He has extensive international experience from various directorships and executive management positions in multinational companies based in Norway and the United Kingdom, including both private and listed companies. Prior to his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, he held the position as Chief Executive Officer of Powel AS and Chief Technical Officer of Aveva Group Plc. He currently serves as member of the corporate assembly of Equinor ASA. Straume holds a Bachelor in Computer science from the University of Stavanger and has studied Business Management at the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Number of shares in Volue ASA: 547,401
Number of share options: 359,584
Arnstein Kjesbu has held the position as Chief Financial Officer of Volue since March 2020. Prior to joining the Company, he held several executive management positions within Powel AS, including Chief Financial Officer, Head of Strategy and Executive Vice President of the Smart Energy segment. Prior to this, Kjesbu held the position as Chief Executive Officer in Eltorque AS and was prior to this he served as Chief Financial Officer Eltorque AS. He also has more than seven years’ experience from various auditing and advisory positions in Ernst & Young AS. Kjesbu holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Number of shares in Volue ASA: 337,890
Number of share options: 215,751
Ingeborg Gjærum has held the position as Chief Strategy Officer & Director of Organisational Development of Volue in May 2020. Prior to this, she held the position as VP Operations and as Business Manager for Strategy and Improvements in Powel AS. Gjærum has also held the position as President and Vice President of Natur og Ungdom and Advisor Communication and Arctic issues at Naturvernforbundet. She holds a MSc in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Number of shares in Volue ASA: 85,714
Number of share options: 107,875
Melanie Abt was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Volue in June 2022. Previously, she spent three years as Senior Sales Director at ServiceNow where she was responsible for growing and expanding customer and business relationships in the finance and insurance sector. Prior to joining ServiceNow, she spent 13 years at SAP, where she was, amongst others, Vice President of Banking and built the German incubator for S/4HANA Cloud. She holds a Degree in Business and Engineering (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (FH)) from the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt and a Master of Business and Engineering Degree from Steinbeis University in Berlin.
Number of shares in Volue ASA: 80,000
Number of share options: 107,875
Frode Solem has held the position as Executive Vice President for Infrastructure in Volue since October 2020. Previously, he was as Executive Vice President for Powel Construction and has 20 years’ experience from various management positions in Powel AS, within Product Management, Business Development and M&A Integration. Solem holds a MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Number of shares in Volue ASA: 128,571
Number of share options: 50,000
Kim Steinsland has held the position as Executive Vice president for Volue Industrial IoT since October 2020. He came from the position as Managing Director of Scanmatic, now part of Volue, a position he held since 2007. Prior to Scanmatic, Steinsland worked for in the Norwegian technology company Data Respons for ten years in various positions within both technology and management.
He holds a MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a BSc in Industrial Electronics.
Number of shares in Volue ASA: 171,429
Number of share options: 50,000
Colm McCarthy has held the position of Chief Product Officer at Volue since July 2022.
His professional journey has taken him from hands-on engineering to leading industrial software portfolios, helping him understand the benefits of software applications with respect to solving complex industry challenges.
Prior to joining Volue, he was Senior Vice President Portfolio Management at industrial software company AVEVA, accountable for product management and for ensuring the company has a healthy P&L across its entire product portfolio.
Working globally in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and the US he has driven transformation and innovation, enabling industries such as Oil & Gas, Power, Mining and Chemicals to take advantage of technology and do things better, faster, and safer.
Jörg Lienhardt has held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Volue since September 2022.
Starting his career at SAP more than 20 years ago, Jörg Lienhardt has worked in software engineering, leading distributed teams, introducing agile development and working on SaaS products.
Later, he was Director of Engineering in the Transportation division of Thales, Germany.
He has a degree in Computer Science and an executive MBA from ESSEC & Mannheim Business School.
Håvard Pedersen has held the position of Chief Delivery Officer at Volue since September 2022. He oversees the parts of the organisation that facilitate the delivery of value to Volue’s customers: Consultancy Services and Support.
He brings to the role competence and experience accumulated over almost 20 years at Powel, and later Volue. He has served in a number of roles centred around Services and Projects, including as EVP Head of Professional Services and Support in Powel.
Håvard Pedersen has an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a Foundation degree in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.