Bjørn Kjos

Chief Executive Officer

Bjørn KjosBjørn Kjos is a Law graduate from the University of Oslo. He was a fighter pilot in the 334 squadron for six years, and has 20 years experience from legal practice. Mr. Kjos was granted the right of audience in the Supreme Court in 1993.

He is one of the founding partners of Norwegian Air Shuttle and was the Chairman of the Board between 1993-1996. Mr. Kjos was also Chairman during the start-up period of the Boeing 737 operation from June-September 2002. He has been the Chief Executive Officer in Norwegian since October 2002.

Frode E. Foss

Chief Financial Officer

Frode E. Foss

Frode E. Foss is a Master of Business Administration graduate and holds a Masters of Science Degree in Finance from the UW, USA. He received his Financial Analyst charter in 2002 (CFA).

Mr. Foss has eight years of experience from auditing and management consulting services with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Norwegian since he joined the company in its start up year in 2002, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Norwegian Finance Holding ASA (Bank Norwegian).

Asgeir Nyseth

CEO Norwegian UK

Asgeir Nyseth

Asgeir Nyseth conducted officer training school and technical education at the Norwegian Air Force. Mr Nyseth has extensive experience as an aeronautics engineer from both Lufttransport and Scandinavian Airlines.

He was the technical director of Lufttransport for a period of three years and was made the CEO of Lufttransport in 2000. Mr. Nyseth started as Norwegian’s Chief Operational Officer in 2006 and CEO of Norwegian’s long-haul operation in 2013.

Geir Steiro

COO Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Geir Steiro

Geir Steiro has a degree in mechanical engineering, he is a certified aircraft mechanic and has completed several management courses. He has worked in the technical department of several airlines, and has held several managerial positions.

Mr. Steiro began working for Norwegian in 2013 as Technical Director, and was shortly after appointed COO, taking over the responsibility for the company’s 737 operation. Before he came to Norwegian, Mr. Steiro worked at Aker Solutions Subsea AS, and has previous experience from NSB and SAS.

Anne-Sissel Skånvik

Chief Communications Officer

Anne-Sissel Skånvik

Anne-Sissel Skånvik has more than 30 years of experience working with corporate communications and journalism. She has a Masters degree in political science (”Cand. Polit”) from the University of Oslo and a degree in journalism.

Ms. Skånvik was the Deputy Director General in The Ministry of Finance between 1996 - 2004 and for many years she worked as a journalist for various Norwegian newspapers. She joined Norwegian in 2009 from a position as Senior Vice President at Telenor ASA, where she was responsible for corporate communications and governmental relations.

Thomas Ramdahl

Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Ramdahl

Thomas Ramdahl has a bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian School of Business (BI). He has long and varied experience in the aviation industry.

Mr. Ramdahl has been Norwegian’s Director of Network Development and part of the company’s commercial management team since 2008, before becoming Chief Commercial Officer in 2014. He has previously worked for SAS and Braathens, where he has held positions in Revenue Management, Route Management and Charter.

Gunnar Martinsen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Gunnar Martinsen

Gunnar Martinsen has a degree from BI Norwegian School of Management. He was part of the Norwegian start-up team in 1993 and joined Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA in 2002 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Mr. Martinsen has extensive experience from organisational development and human resources from several industries, among others as a management consultant. Prior to his position in Norwegian, he has held HR leadership roles in different companies, such as Busy Bee of Norway and Radisson SAS. Mr Martinsen is also a member of the Supervisory Council in Bank Norwegian.

Frode Berg

Chief Legal Officer

Frode Berg

Frode Berg holds a Law degree and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Tromsø, Norway, and a Master’s Degree (LL.M) from the University of Cambridge, England.

He has practiced law since 1997 and was as a partner of law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig from 2007. As a lawyer, Mr. Berg’s main fields have been corporate law, transactions and international contracts. He was legal advisor to Norwegian during the start-up phase, as well as during the establishment of Bank Norwegian. Mr. Berg has been Chief Legal Officer of Norwegian since February 2013.

Dag Skage

Chief Information Officer

Dag Skage

Dag Skage holds an Master of Science in Business from the Norwegian Business School («BI») with additional education in IT Management and Project Management (Master of Management from the Norwegian Business School («BI»)). Mr. Skage has extensive experience in the consulting industry, particularly IT management, portfolio management, sourcing- and change management.

Before he took on the position as IT Director for Norwegian in October 2014, he was Executive Director within Ernst Young’s IT advisory unit. He has also previous consulting- and management experience, including BearingPoint and Andersen Business Consulting.

Tore Jenssen

Chief Executive Officer NAI

Tore Jenssen (born 1978) is Chief Executive Officer for our Irish airline operations (NAI) and Chief Executive Officer of our full owned asset company, Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA). He has been at Norwegian since 2007, when he was hired as Cost Controller for the Technical department. From 2010 Jenssen worked as Asset Manager, and in 2013 he moved to Ireland and became Chief Operating officer for Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd, a position he still holds today as well as being Chief Executive Officer of NAI.

Before he started his career at Norwegian he worked for Grilstad. Jenssen has a business degree (siviløkonom) from Bodø Graduate School of Business. 

Edward Thorstad

Chief Customer Officer

Edward Thorstad (born 1969) is Chief Customer Officer at Norwegian. He has been part of commercial management and led the Norwegian's Customer Services department since 2005.

Thorstad has worked in aviation since 1996 and before that he worked for Delta Air Lines where he helped build their European call center in London. He has a Bachelor degree from University College, London.

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