Our Team

who we are


Tonny Thorsen

Founder & Commercial Director

• Co – founder of Pherousa Green Technologies AS with +30
years of experience within the shipping industry, serving top
management positions up to the CEO level for ship operator
and broker companies such as Western Bulk, Klaveness and
• CEO of Pherousa Green Shipping AS
• Norwegian citizen, resides in Norway

Maria Paz de la Cruz

Energy Advisor

• Power industry expert with 25+ years of experience,
specializing in energy transition. Board Member of gh2.org
(Green Hydrogen Organization) and former head of H2 Chile
(Chilean Hydrogen Association)
• Served as LAC Director for the REC Standard Foundation
• Recognized as “Renewable H2 Personality of the Year” at the
Renmad 2023 Awards in Zaragoza, Spain
• Chilean citizen, resides in Chile

Prof. George Marnellos

Energy Advisor

• Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the
University of Western Macedonia Greece, and an affiliated
faculty member in the CPERI/CERTH.
• Leading research in the fields of electro-catalytic ammonia
synthesis at atmospheric pressure, hydrocarbon processing,
hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, CO2 utilization , air
pollution control (NOX, VOCs, etc) and biomass to energy
conversion technologies.
• Greek citizen, resides in Greece

​Alma matter: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Board of Directors

Christer Wikner

Member of the Board

• CEO of Metacon AB and Chairman of
the board of Helbio SA
• Co-founder, board director and first
CEO of solar energy company Turn
Energy, co-founder of start-up
companies in different industries and
board experience from private and
listed companies.

Ioannis Gkoumas

Member of the Board

  • – Marine engineer with 10+ years of marine operations experience, 10+ years of experience on sites/yards and project management.
  • Greek and Romanian citizenship, resides in Romania.