The Work of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors works in accordance with the rules laid down by Norwegian law. The Board has annual strategy seminars where issues such as objectives, strategies and implementations are addressed. The Board of Directors issues instructions for its own work.
(Left to right: Kenneth Utsikt, Liv Berstad, Thor Espen Bråten, Ola Krohn-Fagervoll, Bjørn H. Kise, Linda Olsen and Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer))
Bjørn H. Kise, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Kise has a Law Degree from the University of Oslo and has over 25 years of experience of legal practice with the law firm Vogt & Wiig AS, where he is also a partner. He is (since 1997) admitted to the Supreme Court. Bjørn H. Kise is one of the founding partners of Norwegian Air Shuttle and has been a board member of Norwegian since 1993. He was a Chairman of the Board in the period 1996-2002. Mr. Kise also holds a number of board appointments in large and medium-sized companies in Norway and abroad.
Ola Krohn-Fagervoll, Member of the Board
Mr. Krohn-Fagervoll is a Business economics graduate from the Norwegian School of Management. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, USA, and has also been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Mr. Krohn-Fagervoll has more than 15 years of experience from management consulting, corporate development and M&A with A.T. Kearney Management Consultants, Concordia (Schøyen/Goldman Sachs PE Joint Venture), PetroAdvisor (R.S. Platou Shipbrokers), Arkwright Corporate Finance and Steinvender. Prior experience include five years in Saga Petroleum’s strategy department and an Export Council Scholarship in London. Mr. Krohn-Fagervoll has over the years held leading positions such as Executive Chairman, CEO, CFO, COO and project directorships in a variety of company settings and industries. He is currently working as partner in Steinvender, a Norwegian based M&A boutique.
Liv Berstad, Member of the Board
Liv Berstad is a Business economist from BI Norwegian School of Management and is today the Managing Director for the clothing company KappAhl in Norway. Liv Berstad has extensive experience from retail trade in the Nordic region, mainly from construction material, fashion and cosmetics. She joined KappAhl as their financing manager in 1990 and in 1996 she was made the Managing Director. Ms. Berstad also holds directorships in Expert.
Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer, Member of the Board
Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer is the Head of Corporate Affairs in Argentum Asset Management. She joined Argentum in 2011 from Sparebanken Vest, where she was Head of the Capital Markets Division. Prior to this, Benedicte was a finance director at Rieber & Søn ASA. Benedicte has more than 20 years of experience from the shipping, industrial and financial sectors in companies such as Citibank International, Paal Wilson Management and Pareto Securities. Benedicte also has extensive experience as a board member in both private and public companies, and is the chairman of the board of the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs VPS Holding). She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Thor Espen Bråten, Member of the Board since May 2009, employee representative
Mr. Bråten joined Norwegian in 2005 and works as a Captain. He received his airline pilot training in Norway and Sweden. Bråten has held management positions ranging from Base Manager to Managing Director for a number of regional and international airlines. He also has extensive experience from aircraft acquisitions, lease and aircraft remarketing.
Linda Olsen, Member of the Board since 2009, employee representative
Linda Olsen joined Norwegian in February 2006, after studying tourism management in Australia. She is a legal office assistant and currently work as a senior advisor in Customer Relations. Ms. Olsen is also at the board of HK, a union started in cooperation with the Norwegian Union for Commerce and Office Employees.
Kenneth Utsikt, Member of the Board since 2009, employee representative
Kenneth Utsikt is cabin crew administrator in Norwegian. He has worked for Norwegian since 2004 and was the leader for Norwegian Cabin Union from 2009-2012. He has been elected in Enebakk municipality since 1999 and has held numerous local positions as a politician. Prior to joining Norwegian, Kenneth Utsikt worked in the service industry.