Jarle Sigmund Lysberg

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Jarle Sigmund Lysberg
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Born (1965-04-27) April 27, 1965 (age 58)
Asker, Norway
Alma mater
  • Royal Norwegian Naval Academy
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • EMS-Holding AS (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Odelskraft AS (Founder & CEO)

Jarle Sigmund Lysberg (born April 27, 1965) is a Norwegian business leader, angel investor, and venture capitalist who specializes in energy management and production. Lysberg serves as the chairman of the board of directors at EMS-Holding AS and is the founder of Odelskraft AS, a company that focuses on developing small power plants throughout Norway.[1]

Lysberg's areas of expertise include business development, investment management, branding and identity, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and sales, and organizational structure.[2] He is a driven executive who has a proven track record in building and reorganizing companies, and he has a passion for strategic business development, sales management, and leadership within organizations.[3]

Early life and education

Lysberg was born and raised in Asker, Norway. He completed his Bachelor's in military studies from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1988. He later obtained a Bachelor's degree in business & administration and a Master's degree in Management from BI Business School - Center for management education.[4] Further education at the Norwegian Armed Forces College qualified him for higher staff work in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Lysberg is also a Vocational School Engineer at the Tinius Olsen Vocational School in Kongsberg.


Before embarking on his career in business, Lysberg served in the Norwegian Armed Forces, including the Coastal Artillery and the Navy, where he gained experience in all levels of complex organizations.[5]

In January 2000, Lysberg began his career as a marketing manager at SpecTec AS, where he oversaw the company's sales and marketing operations and implemented a team for global CRM systems. In 2002, he joined PT Reime Indonesia as the Vice President Director, where he was responsible for the entire Indonesian operation, including setting up new organizational structures, managing all aspects of the company, and developing processes and procedures for the entire operation.[6]

In 2005, Lysberg became the chief executive officer, chairman of the board, and 50% owner of Norges Småkraftverk AS, a startup company specializing in small hydropower development in Norway. In 2009, he joined Norsk Grønnkraft AS as the CSO, where he was responsible for all sales activities, including identifying possible projects, negotiating and closing agreements with landowners, and developing and starting up hydropower stations across Norway. He grew the company to become one of the leading companies in the small hydro market before it was sold to Aquila Capital in 2014.[7]

In 2012, Lysberg founded Odelskraft AS, a hydropower development company that helps landowners in Norway realize the potential benefits of small-scale hydropower, from project identification to building and yearly maintenance, using cutting-edge information tools and an equitable business model together with exclusive suppliers.[8] The company also runs an integrated product development program to leverage innovation in the sector, with Lysberg serving as CEO since its inception.[9]

Lysberg also served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CompuGroup Medical Norway AS in 2015, overseeing all sales and marketing activities. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at EMS-Holding AS, a position he assumed in August 2016.[10]

Environmental commitment

Lysberg is committed to environmental sustainability, having helped build up Elkem's venture that was integrated into Norsk Grønnkraft, which has been owned by Østfold Energi, Akershus Kraft, Glitre, EcO Hafslund, and Orkla. After the sale of the power plants to Aquila Capital, Lysberg started as an independent facilitator between landowners and investors to realize micro, mini, and small power projects. In Norway, there are close to 8,000 remaining rivers that can be developed, amounting to close to 14 TWh in possible new hydropower production, with close to 10 TWh from smaller projects, which can ensure local value creation for the landowner, municipality, region, and Norway in general. Lysberg has also worked hard to preserve its uniqueness.[11]


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  3. "Anlegg | Fagskolen Viken". fagskolen-viken.no. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  4. "Executive Master of Management". Handelshøyskolen BI (in norsk). Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  5. Adolfsen (m_adolfsen), Mona (10 November 2014). "Aquila overtar i Norsk Grønnkraft". Europower | Siste nyheter fra fornybarbransjen. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  6. Adolfsen (m_adolfsen), Mona (10 November 2014). "Aquila overtar i Norsk Grønnkraft". Europower | Siste nyheter fra fornybarbransjen. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  7. Nilsen, Jannicke (9 December 2014). "Tysk selskap får sertifikatmillioner etter småkraftkjøp". Tu.no. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  8. "Teie Hageby - Folksom". Folksom (in norsk bokmål). Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  9. FacebookTwitterLinkedinKommenterKommenter, Jørn-Arne Tomasgard2 feb 2021- 20:00 (2 February 2021). "Attraktive for utenlandske investerings­fond: Småkraft­verkene sikrer bosettingen i bygda". Tu.no. Retrieved 28 March 2023. {{cite web}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  10. Nyhus, Håvard (23 November 2022). "Ny rapport: Noreg må ha 50 prosent meir kraft". NRK. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  11. Schjøll, Anne Charlotte (26 April 2017). "(+) Jarle får det som han vil: – Nå må kommunen innrette seg". Tønsbergs Blad (in norsk). Retrieved 28 March 2023.

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