We have a true passion for sustainability.
ACT exists as a Coorporative/Limited Company hybrid in Norway to make sure ACT is never distracted from its important work.
Board of Advisors
Environmental Impact Metrics Advisor (MSc.)
Environmental Impact Metrics and Behavioural Science Advisor
Mike is a well-known figure within academic research and practical industrial applications of environmental impact metrics, awareness, and behavioural change. Through his lecturing, research and publications, and consulting services, has made instrumental contributions to thinking on sustainability and responses to 21st century challenges.
Mike is a professor at Lancaster University’s Institute for Social Futures, where he develops practical tools for thinking about the future and researches the global food system. He is also the founder of Small World Consulting (SWC), an associate company of Lancaster University, which works with organisations from tech giants to supermarkets. SWC is a leader in the field of carbon metrics and their use. Through his work, Mike supports the development of ACT’s environmental sustainability rating.
Investment Manager & CSR Advisor (MBA)
Christian has 20 years of experience in developing and driving CSR and sustainability projects in major Danish and International companies, in all levels of organisations and the last 10 years with executive experience from both management and boards. He has founded several companies and has so far exited two.
In recent years, Christian has become active in the impact entrepreneur and investment community. He has been appointed member of the Danish Minister for Business and Industry’s working group on new guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility and a member of UN Global Compacts human rights working group. Additionally, he chaired the Danish Business Network for Human Rights for 5 years.
Technology & Business Development Advisor (MBA, MScCS)
Tor Ivar has built experience from many successful start-ups, mainly Baikingu, Eziteq, InfoGym, Apias and Terp. Tor Ivar is an experienced entrepreneur with a strong background in both cutting edge software development and business as well as a keen ear for listening to others.
Tor Ivar developed and sold the main code used in Apple’s Time Machine. He developed the InfoGym app for connecting gyms/trainers with their clients, and is currently helping hotels reduce their liability by providing an interactive guide for exercising in the hotel’s unmanned training rooms. He is an acting investor and CTO in Baikingu (e-commerce) and Terp (a paradigm shift in adaptive e-books). Tor Ivar has a large network both in Norway and Singapore and applied knowhow about investment management and capitalization of start-ups.
Retail Business Advisor (MBA)
Claus has extensive experience in the discount retail business. He currently serves as Director of Europris ASA and as a member of the Executive Committee at Dansk Supermarked A/S. Previously he served as the CEO of Netto International from 2005 to 2016.
Claus holds an MBA and MSc from the Copenhagen Business School and the rank of captain in the Royal Danish Guard.
Data analyst & Rating System Researcher (Ph.D.)
Born and raised in the UK with over 8 years of academic research and 4 years as a valued analytics asset, David brings a strong background in the intersection between big data and biology, marine and human life sciences. David studied marine biology at the University of Southampton before completing a PhD in biological oceanography at the same university. Following his entrepreneurial instincts, he then founded and ran a sailing business for two years. Returning to research, David taught himself to program in Python in order to work with “big data” and worked as a data analyst in the UK before moving to Norway.
David joined ACT as a data analyst in May 2017 and has helped build one of the world’s largest databases of grocery product categories, additionally assisting in the planning and analysis of ACT’s successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. He now works on the development of the ACT app.
Raised in Denmark and residing in Norway, Thomas’ passion for environmental and social responsibility and collaborative technology led him to found ACT in 2015. With background in electrical engineering and collaborative technologies, Jepsen has over 10 years of relevant experience in project management, software development, entrepreneurial startup and quality management. His areas of specialty include agile project management, quality assurance, collaboration methodologies and technologies.
Thomas previously handled infrastructure and software development projects at Maersk, Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, Netcom, and Telia Sonera.
Interaction & Service Designer (MSc.)
- facilitating concept development
- creating information architecture
- transforming ideas into prototypes
- collecting insights through research
- product development
- making pizza
Full Stack Software Developer/Architect/Technical Lead (MScCS)
Panagiotis’ tech skill palette ranges from game design & development to web development and backend architecture, CI and DevOps. He has extensive experience in the retail, e-commerce and gaming industries. With over a decade of broad software and full stack development experience, Panagiotis has been a key engineer in ACT’s platform in the following ways:
· Actively participating in the design of the platform
· Full-stack development with focus on back end
· Continuous integration
· React Native development (mobile app)
Data Analyst, Computer Vision & Algorithms (Ph.D.)
Data Analyst and Algorithm Expert
Jordan holds two Master’s degrees, one in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, and the other in Data Science for Lancaster University. He is currently based in the UK at Lancaster University working towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science. His research focuses on the use of machine learning techniques; specifically, in the domain of land cover maps based on satellite imagery.
Given Jordan’s past experience as a consultant in data analytics with multiple SME’s, he can advise on technical matters and how methods interact with other aspects at higher levels. Jordan currently works with ACT on the optimisation algorithm to improve the ACT shopping list optimization as a service.
Frontend Developer (BCS)
Full Stack Mobile Application Developer / Mobile Tech Lead
Sysop & Cloud Architect (BAEE)
Sysop & Optimisation of development process and cloud architecture
Tonny has strong experience in operating, installing and managing client/server platforms with various applications. He has broad expertise in Microsoft products, as well as Linux, Lotus Notes and MAC. Tonny has worked extensively in projects as a participant and project manager, and has experience with ITIL support tools and the use of electronic support tools for Change Management, Incident Management, Monitoring Tools, etc.
He has worked extensively with scripting, automation and programming of various types of tools to cost-effective solutions. Tonny has also worked with application development for launching applications. He has also had security responsibilities and recently worked as manager of application management team in Marcello.
Data Analyst & Developer (Ph.D.)
Based in Norway, Isak brings 20 years of experience in development and management of various technical and numerical domains, including process simulation, electronic design automation, oil and gas, and artificial intelligence. He has an M.Sc. in applied mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in multiphase flow at the same university.
Isak works with ACT as a data analyst and developer, developing the ACT in-store navigation feature as a service.
International Development (M.A.)
Sustainability Researcher, Market Communication & Funding Management
Based in Israel, Abby has background in international development and community social work and is passionate about addressing global development challenges as they relate to Sustainable Development Goals. Her experience includes working in climate change mitigation, corporate social responsibility, disaster management, and community intervention.
Abby has contributed to the social impact of NGOs, public institutions and businesses through program development and coordination, research and reporting, and grant management. Abby supports ACT through a variety of roles, including market and sustainability rating research, business marketing, and managing funding opportunities.
Financial Manager & Controller (B.B.A.)
Ole is experienced in finance, strategy and operations development with a strong working knowledge of most business disciplines including product development, customer service, human relation and accounting.
His background includes: Strategy development, Financial planning and management, turnarounds – strategy development, recapitalization and execution, transaction management & analysis including financing, recapitalizations, sales, acquisitions, joint ventures, and project systems development.
Creative communicator and marketing enthusiast with a long-term experience in journalism, marketing and event management.
Economist, philosopher, author, and futurist.
Communication Officer & Strategist
Marketeer & Communication Officer
Copywriter and environmentalist with 12 years of experience in trend journalism on print and online.
Climate Change Law and Policy Analysis
Financial & Marketing Officer
Previously in top leadership in the oil and gas industry, including many years supervising new business development and operational activities. PhD in geosciences and a passion for sustainability. Worked all over the world including China and the USA.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Finance professional with 9 years’ experience (as CFO and finance manager) in multinational Start-Up IT SaaS business (http://ticketforevent.com) and in leading distributor, production and service market leader (Volkswagen official reseller and service provider, Atlant-M International Holding, rated as a Forbes 100 company). Master`s Degree in Economics, ACCA DipFm.
Marketer & Communications Officer
Help improve and maintain the team's marketing strategy. Experienced in marketing and business communication.
Graphic design & Communication Officer