Jón Örn is an experienced project manager focusing on Geothermal Development projects in East Africa and Asia. Jón Örn joined RG in 2010 and has since successfully managed the application, funding, budgeting and project management of various projects. Jón Örn was responsible for the successful delivery of RG's Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) Corbetti grant application that resulted in the 5.6 MUSD grant agreement signed in May 2014. Jón Örn is also responsible for the successful application, negotiation and project management of RG's EUR 3 million contract for the Regional Geothermal Exploration in Rwanda, Burundi and Congo funded by EU for the benefit of CEPEGL.
Jón Örn is conversant in Energy Finance and has a M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Energy and Business from Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems, a Master in Project Management from the University of Iceland and a B.Sc. in Hotel Management from the University of Stavanger, Norway. Before joining RG, Jon Orn held an advisory position within retail banking at Islandsbanki.
Over the last years Jon Orn has been focusing on geothermal project management and has as such gained valuable hands on project management experience from projects in Africa, Arabia, India and Iceland. Jon Örn is the current General Manager / Country Manager for RG's Ethiopian branch office in Addis Ababa.