Winifred Patricia Johansen

Winifred Johansen is the senior vice-president for commercial affairs for Quantafuel ASA, Chair of the Board of Quantafuel Skive ApS Denmark. She is an engineer, business strategist and leadership researcher. With more than two decades of industrial experience (Automotive, Oil and Gas, and Circular Economy), Winifred has vast experience in business development, and working across cultures. She uses sensemaking (understanding the lived experience) as a tool to engage with people to develop products, partnerships, initiatives and market entry strategies.

Winifred has a passion for social justice, ethical business, environmental sustainability, and education. She is a director of the social enterprise and ethical trade auditing consultancy Partner Africa (PA). The vision of PA is to improve the livelihoods of workers and producers across Africa, and facilitate access to local and international markets.

Winifred is passionate about entrepreneurship for improving the quality of life hence she serves as an Advisor to Antler, a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in exceptional entrepreneurs and has helped several start-ups to develop their business concepts and approach to market. She current sits as the Chair of Ocean Oasis, a start-up working in desalination of sea water using wave energy.

Winifred holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Politecnico di Milano, an MBA from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and is currently an extramural doctorate researcher on Crisis Sensemaking at the University of Bradford.

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