Christer af Geijerstam
Vice President, New Energy Solutions
Christer af Geijerstam is the director of Empire Wind, the proposed 1.5 gigawatt offshore wind energy project south of Long Island, NY. He is also a Vice President in the New Energy Solutions division of Statoil, the global energy company. Christer began his work at Statoil in 2006, and has lead the development of large energy projects on three continents. He was also the chief of advisor to Statoil's CEO. Before joining Statoil, Christer worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy as assistant director general in the Exploration Department. He holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Oslo. Christer, his wife, and their three teenage children moved from Oslo to the New York area in September of 2017, when he was named director of Empire Wind. He is an avid cyclist, and is looking forward to some great rides in New York.