Tom Erichsen

CEO, Differ Group

Mr. Tom Erichsen is an experienced Norwegian business leader with more than 15 years of experience in the energy and carbon space. Tom has been CEO of the Differ Group ( since 2012 and sits at the Board of Directors at SHS distribution company Brighterlite ( Differ is a Norwegian equity investment and strategic advisory firm operating within distributed energy solutions. Differ is venturing into businesses developing renewable energy and energy efficiency household solutions for the mass markets in countries with substantial energy poverty. Since Tom joined, Differ has founded and developed both a Solar Home Systems company (Brighterlite) and a clean cook stove business ( In addition, Differ has made several portfolio investments in the “solar energy service industry”, including development of improved battery technology and LED appliances.

Before joining Differ, Tom held positions as Director with Thomson Reuters, Head of Advisory International at Point Carbon and management consultant within the energy practice at PA Consulting Group. Tom holds a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Business and Economics (NHH), with a major in finance.