Olav Ellingsen – Non-Executive Chairman
Olav is a founder of FluidOil and the inventor of the original technology behind VHTL®. He has served as interim Non-Executive Chairman since July 2018. With a background as an inventor and technical expert, he has over 40 years of international experience in the oil industry. Prior to FluidOil, Olav founded Thermtech A/S, an oil technology company which developed an award-winning technology to clean oil-polluted drill cuttings. In 2007, Thermtech was ranked number one in Deloitte’s Fast Track list of fastest growing revenue technology companies in Norway and in 1994, Olav received Norway’s NITO Technology Prize. He has participated in the Norwegian government’s “Forum for Value Creation” under the leadership of the former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, together with the ministers of oil, energy and finance.
Charles Parker– CEO and Director
Charles has been Chief Executive Officer of FluidOil since founding the business in 2012. He has been instrumental in the growth and financing of the company, drawing on significant international experience in strategic consultancy, venture capital and corporate finance. Prior to FluidOil, Charles spent three years in Private Equity before co-founding a renewable energy focused advisory business, Wellstone Partners. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group and The Parthenon Group, advising FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies with a specialisation in Renewable Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Software and Telecoms. He has a Masters degree in Engineering from Oxford University.