Managing Director & Head of Board
Mr. Stake is the Managing Director of The Sahara Forest Project Foundation and holds an MA in Economics from College of Europe and BA in International Economics from The American University of Paris. Mr. Stake has experience in business development and start-ups. He previously served as Managing Director for The Brussels Office, advising a large number of companies on energy and environmental affairs. Fields of competence include European affairs, business policies and regulation and he is an experienced international speaker on Energy and Environment affairs.
Country Director SFP Jordan
Mr. Frank Utsola is the Country Director for The Sahara Forest Project in Jordan. At the Launch Station, the engineer has a wide experience in developing new constructions and operation of buildings and technical facilities, both as developer, project manager and operator. Among his past positions he has been Chief engineer at the Radisson SAS Atlantic Hotel and he has been Director for operations at Radisson SAS Polar Hotel at Svalbard. He has been Manager for Brudevoldgruppen in realizing Norway’s largest indoor water park and been General Manager for RSG miljø, realizing and operating a waste management company segregating commercial waste. email@example.com
Director of Institutional Relations and Communication
Mr. Magnus Borgen is Director of Institutional Relations and Communication in the Sahara Forest Project Foundation. He is educated as a political scientist from the University of Oslo. He started in SFP in 2016, previously holding the position as Head of Communications at the Bellona Foundation. He worked as a part of the Bellona management team for seven years. Borgen previously worked as a journalist and contributed to several Norwegian and international media outlets with written articles and research for TV documentaries. He is also author of one book.