Thea Larsen is CEO of Danish Gas Technology Centre (DGC), which is an independent consultancy and development company, specialized in gas and gas utilization and owned by the Danish gas companies. DGC is often used as the “technical arm” of the industry and represents it internationally in various organizations. Additionally, DGC holds an accredited laboratory and performs safety tests of gas appliances, gas analyses in the lab and on-site as well as various other critical measurements. DGC is also heavily involved in developing and promoting RE (gas) technologies such as gas heat pumps and various hybrid solutions.
Since 2015, Thea Larsen has been chairing the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP). The EUDP programme was founded in 2007 with the objective of ensuring development and demonstration of technologies which can reduce dependency on fossil energy and contribute to minimizing the CO2 footprint and the environmental impact of energy consumption. EUDP especially encourages innovative projects with significant commercial potential, and an important objective is to ensure involvement of private investors. Since 2007, the EUDP has supported more than 600 projects through funding of almost 500 million € out of a total budget of close to 1 billion €.
Thea Larsen has an engineering background with more than 15 years of experience in top management in global corporations as well as in a venture capital backed technology company. Before joining DGC she was the CEO of GP Rovsing Dynamics/Rovsing Dynamics. Driving business development and change management programmes, raising funds for developing the business as well as securing turn-rounds have been on her agenda as CEO. Management positions have been in the fields of business development and execution of customer projects with a high content of new technology applied. Since 2002, she has worked in companies supplying systems and services to the global oil and gas industry.