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European Energy Welcomes New Board Member

Feb 08, 2024

Hilde Bakken has joined the Board of Directors at European Energy.

A Norwegian national, Hilde Bakken brings her extensive experience from Statkraft, where she has worked since 2000. In 2022, she held the position of Executive Vice President of Production and Industrial Ownership before retiring to dedicate herself fully to board positions.

“I am delighted to welcome Hilde Bakken to our board of directors at European Energy. With her extensive management experience at one of the largest energy companies in Europe and her long-standing involvement in various energy company boards, Hilde is a valuable addition to our team,” says Jens Due Olsen, Chair of the Board of Directors at European Energy.

“I am grateful to have been offered the opportunity to join the Board of European Energy. The company has had an impressive development path, and the prospects going forward are very good. Over the past decades I have gained extensive experience in energy businesses growing rapidly in volume and footprint. Together we are hopefully able to further develop the company for the period to come,” says Hilde Bakken.

Hilde Bakken (born 1966) has a rich background in the energy sector. As Executive Vice President at Statkraft, she oversaw Production and Industrial Ownership, Power Generation, and served as Chief of Staff. Prior to 2010, she held various positions within Statkraft. Bakken has also served as chairman of the board for Skagerak Energi AS, Statkraft Varme AS, Statkraft Sverige, Gidekraft AB, and Harrsele AB, and has held board positions with Trondheim Energiverk, Energi Norge, Oslo Energy Forum, Yara International, Agder Energi A/S, Øygrid, HV Cadre Holding AS, and Cadre AS.

The Board of Directors at European Energy currently includes:

Jens Due Olsen (Chair)

Jesper Helmuth Larsen

Claus Dyhr

Jens-Peter Zink

Mikael D. Pedersen

Knud Erik Andersen

Hilde Bakken


Thomas Beck Sørensen

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