Board of Directors

The Board of Directors works in accordance with the rules laid down by the laws of Norway.
The Board of Directors issues instructions for its own work.

 

Svein Harald Øygard

Chair

Svein Harald ØygardMr. Svein Harald Øygard (born 1960) has many years of experience from both the public and private sector. In 1985, he joined the Ministry of Finance where he held several positions, including State Secretary of Finance. Between 1995 and 2016, Mr. Øygard worked at McKinsey & Company. In 2009, he was called to serve as the Interim Central Bank Governor of the Icelandic Central Bank where he also headed the Bank restructuring Coordination Committee. Mr. Øygard later worked as Senior Partner Corporate Finance at Sparebank1 Markets, and as industry advisor until the beginning of 2021. Today, he is an independent advisor and holds board appointments in various international companies like TGS-NOPEC, Seadrill, DBO Energy, AGR Petroleum Services, Holu, Nettbil, Labrida and Akershus University Hospital. He has a degree in Economics (Cand. Oecon); Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, Industrial Economics, Statistics and Econometrics. Mr. Øygard has been elected for the period 2021-2023.

Lars Boilesen

Director

Lars Boilesen Mr. Lars Boilesen (born 1967) is the CEO of Otello Corporation (formerly Opera Software ASA). He has previous experience in both sales and marketing from the Lego Group, Tandberg and Alcatel-Lucent. Mr. Boilesen served on the Board of Directors for Opera from 2007 to 2009 until he became CEO. He has been the chairman of Napatech ASA since 2018 and is currently a board member at Airthings ASA. Mr. Boilesen has a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics from Aarhus School of Business in Denmark and a Postgraduate Diploma from Kolding Business School. He has been elected for the period 2021-2023 and is an independent board member.

Ingrid Elvira Leisner

Director

Ingrid Elvira Leisner (born 1968) has long experience as head of audit committees and member of a number of boards, including Self Storage Group, Techstep, Maritime & Merchant and Spectrum Geo. Over several years, she has held several positions with Statoil, including Head of Portfolio Management Electric Power, Portfolio Manager and Trader. Ms. Leisner has a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of Texas in Austin, USA. Ms. Leisner has been elected for the period 2020-2023 and is an independent board member.

Sondre Gravir

Director

Sondre Gavir

Mr. Sondre Gravir (born 1977) is CEO of SATS, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to this, he was CEO of Schibsted Marketplaces, Executive Vice President of Schibsted Established Markets, as well as CEO of Finn.no, Aftenposten and Bergens Tidende. He has also worked as a management consultant in McKinsey. Gravir holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and selected MBA courses in international finance and business from the National University of Singapore. Gravir has experience from several Schibsted boards internationally both as chairman and board member, and has also had board appointments in Frende Forsikring, Fædrelandsvennen and Finn.no. Mr. Gravir has been elected for the period 2020-2022 and is an independent board member.

Chris Browne

Director

Niels SmedegaardMs. Chris Browne (born 1960) has extensive experience from the airline and travel industry, including Iberia, First Choice Airways and TUI. At TUI, Ms. Browne was the Managing Director of Thomson Airways for seven years and then took on the role as Chief Operating Officer at TUI Airlines from 2014 to 2015. Ms. Browne also held the position of Chief Operating Officer at easyJet from 2016 until she stepped down in 2019. She was awarded an OBE for services to aviation in 2013. Ms. Browne has been elected for the period 2020-2022 and is an independent board member.

Geir Olav Øien

Director, employee representative

Geir Olav Øien

Mr. Geir Olav Øien (born 1972) joined Norwegian’s Technical Department in 1998. He has been working in the aviation industry since 1991 and has extensive experience within technical operations. Mr Øien has previously worked for SAS Heavy Maintenance Oslo and as a civil employee for the Norwegian Air Force in Bodø and Kjeller. From 2014-2015 he was the leader of Norwegian’s Technical Union.
Mr. Øien has been a Director since 2016 and has been elected for the period 2019-2021, but his mandate has been extended to 2022. He is an independent board member.

Katrine Gundersen

Director, employee representative

Sondre Gavir

Ms. Katrine Gundersen (born 1974) holds the position as Crew Tracker at Norwegian’s Integrated Operational Control Centre (IOCC). She started working in the airline industry in the late 1990s and has been with Norwegian since August 2002. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of BI.
Ms. Gundersen was Deputy Director of Norwegian’s Board from 2016-2018. She is elected for the period 2019-2021, but her mandate has been extended to 2022. Shy is an independent board member.

Eric Holm

Director, employee representative

Sondre Gavir

Mr. Eric Holm (born 1967) joined Norwegian in March 2010 and is currently employed in Norwegian Cabin Services Norway AS. Mr. Holm holds a MA degree in International Security Studies from the University of Leicester. Mr. Holm has been Deputy Board Member at Norwegian Cabin Services Norway, Chairman at Parat Luftfart and Board Member (employee representative) at Lufthansa Service Group Norway. He has been elected for the period 2019-2021, but his mandate has been extended to 2022. He is an independent board member.

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