Team

Wellesley has an experienced management team, with backgrounds in Norwegian E&P, private equity, and subsurface, operational and management disciplines. Discover more about our team members below.

Peter Mellbye

Non-Executive Chairman

Chris Elliott

Executive Board Member

Kari Langvik Østhus

Executive Board Member

Callum Smyth

Executive Board Member

Olivier Hopkes

Executive Board Member

Graeme Sword

Non-Executive Director

Chris Elliott

CEO / Exploration Director

Kari Langvik Østhus

Country Manager

Olivier Hopkes

Chief Financial Officer

Callum Smyth

Operations & HSE Manager

Jan Tore Paulsen

Exploration Manager

Richard Tiley

Business Development Manager

Investors

Bluewater is a global private equity firm that specialises in the energy transition space.

Its experienced investment professionals have been helping energy companies grow for the last 30+ years. The team currently manages a portfolio of 22 companies based in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North & South America.

Bluewater provides capital and strategic support to growing and established companies as we move towards a lower carbon world.

Its investment strategy recognises that the energy transition depends on new technologies; on driving improvements in sustainability and efficiency.

The Bluewater team identifies companies and products in the supply chain, across industry and in manufacturing that represent significant value-creation opportunities – and consistently and successfully applies its returns-focused model

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