• «We are a team of experienced professionals with deep industrial competence and a genuine drive to build a more sustainable future.»

"We are a team of experienced professionals with deep industrial competence and a genuine drive to build a more sustainable future."

Anders brings a multitude of skills to Vanir Green Industries, with extensive experience from innovation, investment and business development in the energy sector.

Anders H Hærland
Managing Director

Mail: anders@vaniras.no

Anders has a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Following a career start as a strategy consultant, Anders worked as a political advisor for the Norwegian Labor party’s parliamentary group.

From 2006 to 2011, Anders headed Statoil’s CEOs office, reporting to the CEO and President of Statoil. He has been investment director in Equinor Ventures, Vice President and Head of Equinor Future Business, and Project Director Batteries in Equinor.

Anders brings a multitude of skills to Vanir Green Industries, with extensive experience from innovation, investment and business development in the energy sector.


Kris joined Vanir Green Industries with a long and varied experience from capital markets, leading all types of capital markets transactions for private and public clients worldwide.

Kris Gram
Investment Director

Mail: kris@vaniras.no

Kris has a MA in Management from St. Andrews University.

He started his career as a strategy consultant, before joining the investment bank Pareto. There he spent 10 years working in Corporate Finance, leaving as Partner and Head of Metals and Mining Globally.

Following a period as Managing Director for a family office, he joined ProCorp, an M&A focused boutique investment bank, as COO and then CEO.


Kris joined Vanir Green Industries with a long and varied experience from capital markets, leading all types of capital markets transactions for private and public clients worldwide.


”With an aim to utilise the knowledge and value from the development of Freyr, Vanir Green Industries was established.”

Tore Ivar Slettemoen
Founder and Board Member

Mail: tore.ivar@vaniras.no

Tore Ivar has a MSc in mechanical engineering from NTNU (Norway) and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg school of management.

After working in large multinational oil service companies for many years, his impatience with bureaucracy saw him venture in to project development where he has successfully been responsible for project financing, development, construction and operation of more than 1 GW of Norwegian Wind Power.

He then went on to become one of the founders of Freyr Batteries (NYSE listed 2021).

”With an aim to utilise the knowledge and value from the development of Freyr, Vanir Green Industries was established. ”

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"Yggdrasil is the tree of life in Norse mythology. We at Vanir share much of the philosophy behind it.”

The story behind our name and logo

Our roots originate in Northern Europe
Vanir, in Norse mythology, was a group of gods responsible for love and prosperity and subordinate to the warlike Aesir. The Vanir fought for equality against the Aesir. After a war between the two groups equality was granted and the Vanir then sent their gods Njörd and Freyr to live with the Aesir.



We are using Yggdrasil, the three of life, as our symbol
Yggdrasil is the world tree in Norse Mythology, a sacred tree where around it everything else existed, and viewed as central to the cosmos. Its branches extend across the world and into the heavens. Yggdrasil as a tree depends on its roots, and leaves to grow, just as Vanir Green Industries.

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