Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2019


Developing the group’s leading position

Corporate Executive Management


    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Born: 1966 

    Experience: Former President of Kongsberg Maritime with broad international experience from different positions in the company, including head of Kongsberg Maritime's activities in Singapore and South-Korea.

    Education: Engineer from Vestfold University College (1989). 

    Been with the Group since: 1993

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 30 091 

    Directorships outside the Group: 0


    Chief Financial Officer
    Group Executive Vice President
    Legal, Compliance and Property

    Born: 1967

    Experience: CFO of Telenor Digital Businesses, CFO of Telenor Norway, CFO and head of investor relations at Komplett ASA, auditor at Nordea and KPMG

    Education: Norwegian School of Economics (1995)

    Been with the Group since: 2017 

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 12 383

    Directorships outside the Group: Board member of Flytoget AS and Itera ASA


    Executive Vice President, KONGSBERG.
    President, Kongsberg Maritime

    Born: 1961 

    Experience: Former President of Kongsberg ProtecH Systems and Group Executive Vice President Business Development and Strategy. Began his professional career in Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk (Weapons Factory), followed by ten years of managerial positions within logistics and production in ABB.

    Education: Mechanical Engineer from Gjøvik University College.

    Been with the Group since: 1996

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 33 720

    Directorships outside the Group: 0


    Executive Vice President, KONGSBERG.
    President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

    Born: 1966

    Experience: Background as a software engineer and has worked within KONGSBERG’s defence business his entire career. Since 2006 headed the Integrated Defence Systems division. Prior to this, he has, amongst others, experience from working in the USA, as a specialist on air defence systems and as head of development.

    Education: Kongsberg College of engineering, Data Engineering. Royal Norwegian Navy Officer Candidate School   

    Been with the Group since: 1990

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 8 775

    Directorships outside the Group: 0


    Executive Vice President, KONGSBERG.
    President, Kongsberg Digital

    Born: 1967

    Experience: Managing positions in several leading international technology companies, including the position of CEO of Microsoft Norway and Geodata. 

    Education: eMBA NHH, Bachelor BI, College graduate NITH

    Been with KONGSBERG since: 2013

    Number of shares in KONGSBERG: 12 249

    Directorships outside of KONGSBERG: Board Member of Norconsult AS, NHO and Deputy Chair of the Board of Abelia


    Group Executive Vice President
    HR and Security

    Born: 1962 

    Experience:  EVP Business Support, Kongsberg Defence Systems. Group VP & Chief HR officer, Kongsberg Gruppen. More than 30 years of experience within the HR area and broad international experience. Prior to joining KONGSBERG in 2010 he held the position of HR director of Dresser Rand, responsible for Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

    Education: Norwegian School of Economics, Strategic Management. University of Stavanger, Human resources. 

    Been with the Group since: 2010

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 3 691

    Directorships outside the Group: Board member of Kongsberg Chamber of Commerce. Arbeidspolitisk utvalg; a committee in the Federation of Norwegian Industries.


    Group Executive Vice President
    Business Development and Strategy

    Born: 1969

    Experience: Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales at Kongsberg Defence Systems. Broad management experience from Navico, McKinsey, HSD Shipping and the Royal Norwegian Navy.

    Education: Duke University, Executive MBA, Business. Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Naval Executive, Major in Science

    Been with the Group since:  2010

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 10 231 

    Directorships outside the Group: 0


    Group Executive Vice President
    Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability

    Born: 1961

    Experience: Formerly employed by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, political adviser and later state secretary for commerce and shipping in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Even Aas has also worked for Telenor.

    Education: Economist from the University of Oslo (1988).

    Been with the Group since: 1998 

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 25 805

    Directorships outside the Group: Chair of Maritime Forum and Expo 2012 Norway.

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