The Organisation’s
LEADERSHIP


PaleBlue's executive leadership consists of experienced entrepreneurs and IT
experts whose vision and unwavering dedication are transforming the industry.

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Felix Gorbatsevich
Managing Director

18+ years of experience in simulation and real-time graphics industry. Gorbatsevich has been working in technology and software companies including Aker Solutions, Sun Microsystems. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Svein Reinhardtsen
Business Director

Extensive experience in Business Development. Working together with PaleBlue realtime 3D technology team. Reinhardtsen is the locomotive in many customer projects, delivery services and development products.

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Ian Bjørsvik
Solutions Director

Working to establish and cultivate products and solutions. 20+ year career within the software and service industry, featuring exceptional performance in complex business roles, including orchestrating engineering processes and establishing successful deliveries.

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Bizhan Zangiabadi
Technology Director

Ph.D. in petroleum mechanical engineering, working with kinematic simulation, fluid and solid models, diving, seismic and downhole simulators. Developing models, simulations, and software within drilling, manufacturing, power plants as well as other fields.

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Kåre Skogen
Chairman of the board

40 years of experience in administrative and general management & advisory roles, including Aker Group and Statoil. Project and business development. Established Gasnor, Norway’s leading downstream natural gas company.

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Rune Halvorsen
Board Member

Originally educated in the field of information technology. More than 20 years of experience as a general manager, CEO and chairman of the board, at home and abroad. Has been working with business development, strategies, and negotiations.

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Martin Sigmundstad
Board Member

Head of energy sector at Validé Incubator. Has 17 years work experience at Statoil as licence manager, manager of the Department of Industry Development, and in Statoil’s supplier development program. Currently serving as Senior Advisor at Validé.

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Terje Handeland
Board Deputy

More than 25 years of experience in industry, research and public funding agencies, as well as experience from a variety of commercialization research- and industry-based projects. Leading new ventures at Validé business park.