GEG’s team of industry experts consists of the company’s employees, as well as a number of advisors and partners.
Our Geothermal Experts
Rúna is our Chief Financial Officer, and is a multidisciplinary industry professional with almost 20 years of experience in the Icelandic financial sector. Prior to joining GEG, she served as the Managing Director of Business Development and Finance at North Tech Energy (NTE). Rúna held previous positions with Kvika Investment Bank, where she worked as a specialist within Operation and Finance starting in 2016, later serving as a specialist in Organizational Development in 2018. Prior to joining Kvika, she was with Straumur investment bank starting in 2007.
Rúna earned her MBA and her B.Sc. in Business Administration and Marketing from Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavik University), and has a background in Operational Management.
Snorri is our Chief Technical Officer, and has over 15 years of experience in engineering work related to geothermal power plants. He began his engineering career in 2007 at Iceland’s largest engineering firm, Mannvit, and has remained dedicated to geothermal energy ever since. Snorri joined Green Energy Geothermal International ltd. (a part of GEG since 2020) in 2012, and ever since has been a vital part of the development of GEG ehf.’s geothermal power plant solution. We have his experience and technical know-how to thank for making GEG’s turn-key modular solution possible.
Snorri earned his BSc. in Mechanical and Energy Engineering from Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavik University), and has a background in Marine Engineering.
Dr. Chauhan, our Chief Research Officer, has a Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavik University). His PhD research work was focused on developing techniques for superheated steam scrubbing and utilization for power generation, in relation to the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP).
His research interests include thermo-economic optimization of geothermal power plants and mitigation technology development for the treatment of geothermal fluid with acid gas and solid impurities. He also has experience in design and installation for the direct usage of geothermal resources and ground source heat pumps for space heating.
He is also actively involved as an adjunct faculty member and researcher at Reykjavik University, including project supervision of Master’s and PhD students, with the objective of narrowing the gap between industry and academia. Dr. Chauhan has several publications in various international journals and conferences related to the field of geothermal energy research.
He earned his MSc. in Thermal Energy from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, and his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Engineering College.
Director of Sustainable Development
Kendall has a MSc. in Sustainable Energy from the Iceland School of Energy at Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavik University). She has over 4 years of experience in sustainability, environmental science, and renewable energy, and has worked for various environmental, energy-focused companies and organizations in the past, including the US Department of Energy (DOE). She earned her BA in Ecosystems Science and Policy from the University of Miami in the US, and has experience in geological sciences from her participation in the Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland) exchange program during her studies.
Kendall also has over 3 years experience in policy, content creation and editing, marketing, project management, business development, website management, and writing.
GEG also employs a team of professional geologists from a local university (Háskólinn í Reykjavík), who are completing their final theses. Each of their MSc. projects are connected to ongoing or potential GEG geothermal projects.
Alfonso is a professional geologist from Concepción, Chile with a Bachelor’s in Geology from the University of Chile (Universidad de Chile). He is currently completing his MSc. at Háskólinn í Reykjavík’s (Reykjavik University) Iceland School of Energy. Alfonso’s work at GEG includes ongoing research into his home country, on his thesis topic A Technical, Economic, Social, and Environmental Assessment of Geothermal Resources in Chile, as well as supporting the company’s current geothermal projects and grant applications. Alfonso is also working alongside GEG on our Adobera (Chile) geothermal project in stakeholder engagement and social sustainability matters.
Jen is a professional geologist from Campbell River, Canada, with over 15 years of experience and a BScH in Geological Sciences from Queen’s University. She is currently completing her MSc. from the Iceland School of Energy. Jen is working with GEG on her thesis project concerning Geothermal Energy Utilization with a Value-Added Lithium Extraction Component. She is also using her extensive industry experience, including her past work in the mining industry and her skills in geothermal modelling software, to support GEG’s Research and Development team.
Laura is a professional geologist from Bogota, Colombia with over 8 years of experience and a Bachelor’s in Geology from the National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). She is currently completing her MSc. from the Iceland School of Energy. Laura is working with our team on our early-stages Ecuador project, and her MSc. project is on Re-purposing Oil and Gas Wells for Geothermal Energy Use in Ecuador. Laura is further engaged with work on GEG’s grant applications and opportunities, geological mapping, and project management for our activities within the South American region.