Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Geir Karlsen (born 1965) has been Chief Executive Officer in Norwegian since June 2021. He held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since April 2018, and served as Acting Chief Executive Officer from July to December 2019. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Mr. Karlsen has over the last 12 years held various CFO positions at international companies such as Golden Ocean Group and Songa Offshore. Before Norwegian, he held the position Group CFO at London-based Navig8 Group, the world's largest independent pool and management company. Geir Karlsen has a degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Hans-Jørgen Wibstad (born 1964) was appointed Chief Financial Officer in May 2022. He has more than 20 years’ experience from various CFO and senior management roles within industry/engineering, shipbuilding, shipping and offshore. From 2019-2022 he was CFO in Multiconsult ASA and from 2012-2017 he was CFO in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA. Mr Wibstad has broad experience from the financial markets, including having worked as a corporate banker for several years with Danske Bank, Credit Agricole and Nordea. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
Magnus Thome Maursund
EVP Network, Pricing & Optimisation
Magnus Thome Maursund (born 1981) was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) for Network, Pricing & Optimisation in October 2021.
Maursund started working in Norwegian in 2007. He has held several management positions over a decade and has experience in supply chain management, route planning, charter and partnerships. From 2019 to 2021 he held the position of SVP for short haul network in Norwegian.
Maursund has a MSc in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School, with a specialization in strategy.
EVP Sales, Marketing & Customer Care
Mr. Christoffer Sundby (born 1978) was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) Customer in September 2020 and EVP Sales, Marketing & Customer Care in March 2021. Christoffer has 10 years of leadership experience in merchandising, including operations, marketing, sales, product & concept development and customer service. He was Senior Vice President of Circle K Norway in 2017-2019 before he was appointed CEO of the healthcare company Unicare in August 2019. Christoffer started his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in 2006, after several years as a member of the Norwegian Olympic team in sailing. Christoffer has a MSc in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.
Guro H. Poulsen
Ms. Guro H. Poulsen (born 1975) was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) People in June 2020. She has been with Norwegian since 2010, starting as a Financial Controller and later working as the Finance Manager for Norwegian Air Resources and SVP Crew Management. She has several years of experience from large international companies, including Goodyear Dunlop and Wrigley as Business Controller. Ms. Poulsen holds a Master of Business Administration within Marketing from Griffith University in Australia and a Bachelor of Business Administration within Travel and Tourism Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
EVP Communication and Public Affairs
Ms. Anne-Sissel Skånvik (born 1959) was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) Communications and Public Affairs in June 2020. She was Norwegian’s Chief Communications Officer 2009 – 2020. Ms. Skånvik joined Norwegian from a position as Senior Vice President at Telenor ASA, responsible for corporate communications and governmental relations. She was the Deputy Director General in The Norwegian Ministry of Finance between 1996 and 2004 and has also years of experience from Statistics Norway (SSB) and various media. Ms. Skånvik has a Master’s degree in political science (Cand. Polit) from the University of Oslo, a degree in journalism from Norwegian College of Journalism and the Executive Management Course at Norwegian Defence University College.
Adrian Dunne (born 1968) was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) Operations (COO) in March 2021. Adrian has more than 30 years of experience in airline operations initially at Aer Lingus (1989 – 2005) where he held several senior operations leadership roles in both the UK and Ireland, and with Ryanair from 2005 – 2021 where he held a number of senior leadership roles including Director of Ground Operations and Director of Operations. Adrian has a Master of Science Degree in Aviation Management and Leadership from Dublin City University.
Knut Olav Irgens Høeg
EVP IT and Business Services
Mr. Knut Olav Irgens Høeg (born 1973) was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) IT, Supply Chain & Process improvement in June 2020. He joined Norwegian in August 2019 as SVP Procurement and has been acting in the role as SVP IT and Customer Care from February 2020. Mr. Høeg has extensive experience in procurement and IT from several large operations, like Circle K, TINE, Storebrand and Skandia. He has also been a Management Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Høeg has been driving several different Change and Cost-Out Projects and in addition building up organizations both locally and Near-Shore. He has a Master of Science Degree in Economics from Norwegian School of Management (BI) and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
SVP Arctic Aviation Assets
Mr. Tore Jenssen (born 1978) was appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of Arctic Aviation Assets DAC in 2020. Mr. Jenssen joined Norwegian in 2007 as cost controller for the company’s technical department. From 2010 Mr. Jenssen worked as Fleet Director, and in 2013 he moved to Ireland to become Chief Operating Officer of Norwegian’s fully owned asset company, Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA). From 2015 to 2020 he was the CEO & Accountable Manager for Norwegian Air International Ltd (NAI) in Ireland and from 2019 to 2020 also Chief Operating Officer for Norwegian Group. Before he started his career at Norwegian he worked for Grilstad. Mr. Jenssen has a MSc in Business from Bodø Graduate School of Business.