Jesper Themsen, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Themsen has been President & CEO at Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S since 2011.
From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Themsen was Chief Technology Officer at Dantherm Power A/S, which has since become Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S, a leading provider of fuel cell systems. Before establishing Dantherm Power A/S, Mr. Themsen served as Manager of Business Development and Manager of Research & Development at Dantherm Air Handling A/S from 2000 to 2007. 

Mr. Themsen holds a M.Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering and Thermal engineering from Aalborg University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Management from Aalborg University, and has completed an Executive Leadership Development program with the Confederation of Danish Industry.


Danny Straten, Chief Financial Officer

Danny Straten joined Ballard Europe as Chief Financial Officer in January 2015.

Mr. Straten previously served as CFO of Kompan Inc. before joining Ballard. Prior to Kompan Inc, Mr. Straten served as Operations Director for TeeJet Technologies Denmark ApS for a number of years. Mr. Straten worked 10 years as an auditor for Ernst & Young in both Denmark and New Zealand.


Board of Directors:

Tony Guglielmin, Chairman - Ballard Power Systems
Kevin Colbow, Ballard Power Systems
Oliver McFall, Consultant
Preben Tolstrup, Dansk Industri Invest A/S