Meet the
Fuella Management Team

Management Team

Cornel Russi, Managing Director Project Development

Cornel Russi

Managing Director Project Development 

Cornel Russi founded FUELLA, with the backing of a group of experienced energy and investment professionals, and is leading the development of FUELLA’s projects. He has over a decade of experience in large scale energy infrastructure development on a global scale. With an aggregated impact of 5 GW within power plant project development, construction and turnaround management, Cornel brings invaluable hands-on knowledge to the team.

Dr. Thorsten Helms

Managing Director Business & Corporate Development
Dr. Thorsten Helms is responsible for driving the growth and development of the FUELLA development platform for green hydrogen and fuels. Prior to joining FUELLA, he worked as investment professional in private equity, focused on energy infrastructure investments, and as management consultant for McKinsey, where he advised global energy and chemical companies on strategy and value creation. Thorsten holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Dr. Thorsten Helms, Managing Director Business & Corporate Development
Henning Lyche Christiansen, Director of Financing

Henning Lyche Christiansen

Head of Finance

Henning is responsible for all financing activities, as well as insurances and subsidies. Henning is located in the USA and also leads FUELLA’s activities in America. With over 20 years of experience, Henning has specialized expertise in financing maritime transportation, offshore industries, and renewables. Having represented institutions such as DNB Bank ASA and Nordea Bank AB, Henning possesses in-depth knowledge of financial strategies and advisory services related to the energy sector.

Terje Simmenes

Project Manager Skipavika Green Ammonia

Terje Simmenes has a lifelong dedication to execution of large energy and infrastructure projects. As former project director of Bergens successful light rail project “Bybanen” he is familiar with tight schedules and complicated projects. Previously he worked with project management in oil & gas industry in Aker Solutions, and in different companies within the LNG business. In addition to a military degree from Norwegian Academy of Warfare (Krigsskolen) he hold a MSc in Industrial Managment from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Terje Simmenes
Marco Querci

Marco Querci

Head of Commercial

Marco Querci is responsible for driving key commercial relationships and agreements, supporting business development and platform growth initiatives, and facilitating the financial and strategic steering of FUELLA. Previously he worked at the intersection of energy infrastructure and private equity as a VP at Energy Infrastructure Partners, and as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on decarbonization and sustainability topics. Marco holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Energy from ETH Zurich, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Chicago.

Costantino Bruni

Head of EPC Management

Costantino Bruni is responsible for developing engineering processes throughout the company and supervising the EPC suppliers and the owner’s engineers. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading positions in chemical and ammonia plant engineering as well as in establishing EPC project organizations for chemical and fertilizer plants. Costantino holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering & Energy from Politecnico di Milano.

Costantino Bruni

Marie Berg

Head of Legal and Corporate office

Marie Berg is responsible for legal and contracting matters as well as core topics within corporate administration. She has more than 14 years of experience from the onshore industry, coming from Equinor she thereafter spent the last 12 years working at Technology Centre Mongstad DA, the world’s largest neutral test facility for carbon capture technologies, where she was responsible for legal as well as holding the position as Finance and Administration Manager the last four years. Marie holds a master’s degree in law from the University in Bergen.

Tomas Fiksdal

Head of Technology & Sustainability

Tomas Fiksdal is Head of Technology & Sustainability. He comes from his former role as Head of Projects in the hydrogen sphere and will focus on enabling Fuella to make the right technology choices, and to navigate sustainability and regulatory topics. He will lead Fuella’s 260 MW project Korgen in Mo i Rana. Previously he worked with project management in the oil & gas industry and in different companies within R&D and the LNG business. Tomas holds a MSc in Process Technology from the Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany.

Ole Arild Larsen

Ole Arild Larsen

Head of Operations and Maintenance
Ole Arild Larsen is responsible for establishing, developing the operational and maintenance model for FUELLA. He has a history from large scale process industry on numerous oil & gas platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as Platform Manager as well as Operational Manager for the innovative power infrastructure Hywind Tampen and a member of the management team in renewables Norway in Equinor ASA. Ole Arild holds a Master of Management from Norwegian University of Science and Technology as well as VP program for Better Commercial Decisions from Harvard Business School.
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