Stian is currently responsible for Elkem Carbon’s global cathode materials business area. He
has more than 10 years experience from various positions within research and development,
process management and international marketing and sales. With a true passion for carbon
materials and a solid understanding of the industry’s requirements and challenges, Stian has
successfully led the development and market introduction of several high value added
products to the primary aluminium industry. He has dedicated much of his time working with
the Chinese market, where he has built up extensive knowledge and management
experience over the last years.
Before joining Elkem Carbon, Stian held a post doctoral research fellow position at the Light
Metals Research Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. He has a PhD degree from the
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specializing in pitch carbonization
chemistry and structure of carbon materials.