“Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.” … Aristotle
Bjoern has been at the forefront of e-mobility and Vehicle-Grid-Integration (VGI) over the last 8 years being one of the world’s key drivers of industry defining projects and actual Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) commercial deployments serving as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Nuvve, the world leader in V2G solutions. Before that Bjoern was the co-founder and CEO of Siemens Venture Capital corporate venture group with worldwide responsibilities for investing in innovative startups.
As CSO of Nuvve Bjoern was responsible for developing and implement strategies for Nuvve’s VGI expansion into the world market and specifically positioning Nuvve as the world leader in V2G solutions.
Bjoern was a key driver of the Nikola and the Parker projects in Denmark including writing the project applications and securing funding. He also secured the qualification for Nuvve to participate in grid services in Denmark.
Latest Bjoern secured Nuvve the large INVENT project at the University of San Diego funded by the California Energy Commission, to pave the way for commercial VGI fleet solutions in California and beyond. Bjoern served as the Principal Investigator on the project.
During his time with Nuvve Bjoern worked closely with Prof. Willett Kempton widely considered the “Father of Vehicle-to-Grid” technology as well as Gregory Poilasne, who has been a major industry driver of V2G technology.
Bjoern brings more than 30 years of international experience in Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Venture Capital.
Prior to Nuvve, Bjoern co-founded the Corporate Venture fund Siemens Mustang Ventures in Silicon Valley and was named President & CEO.
Siemens Mustang Ventures invested in some of the most successful IT/Networking startups of the time and helped them towards successful IPOs (COM21, Efficient Networks, Extreme Networks, Phone.Com, Virata, Sycamore Networks, Cambridge Silicon Radio).
Through these investments Siemens gained access to best in class technologies on favorable conditions. Furthermore, he facilitated a number of M&A transactions, where Siemens acquired the portfolio companies.
Later Bjoern served as President & CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), with worldwide responsibility for all Siemens AG venture investments. SVC had over 660M Euro under management in five funds: Energy, Industry, Healthcare , IT/Networking and Fund-in-Funds.
Bjoern helped SVC to become one of the worlds most prominent and successful Corporate Venture Groups with 70+ direct investments and 30+ fund investments and with offices in San Jose, Boston, Munich, Beijing and Tel Aviv.
Bjoern holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and resides in Silicon Valley.