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Management


Bjørn Kjos

Chief Executive Officer

Bjørn KjosMr. Bjørn Kjos (born 1946) has been the Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian since October 2002. 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 was granted the right of audience in the Supreme Court in 1993. Mr. Kjos was a fighter pilot in the 334 squadron for six years, and is a law graduate from the University of Oslo. 

Frode E. Foss

Chief Financial Officer

Frode E. Foss

Mr. Frode E. Foss (born 1968) 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). Mr. Foss has eight years of experience from auditing and management consulting services with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He is a Master of Business Administration graduate and holds a Masters of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Wyoming, USA. He received his Financial Analyst charter in 2002 (CFA).

Asgeir Nyseth

Chief Operating Officer

Asgeir Nyseth

Mr. Asgeir Nyseth (born 1957) was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Norwegian Group in 2016. He started as Norwegian’s Chief Operational Officer in 2006 and CEO of Norwegian’s long-haul operation in 2013. 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 became the CEO of Lufttransport in 2000. Mr. Nyseth conducted officer training school and technical education at the Norwegian Air Force.

Anne-Sissel Skånvik

Chief Communications Officer

Anne-Sissel Skånvik

Ms. Anne-Sissel Skånvik (born 1959) has more than 30 years of experience working with corporate communications and journalism. Ms. Skånvik was the Deputy Director General in The Ministry of Finance between 1996 and 2004. She has years of experience from Statistics Norway (SSB), and as a journalist for various news media. 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. She has a Masters degree in political science (”Cand. Polit”) from the University of Oslo and a degree in journalism.

Thomas Ramdahl

Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Ramdahl

Mr. Thomas Ramdahl (born 1971) was 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 long and varied experience in the aviation industry, and has previously worked for SAS and Braathens, where he held positions in Revenue Management, Route Management and Charter. Mr. Ramdahl has a bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian School of Business (BI). 

Jan Dahm-Simonsen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Jan Dahm-Simonsen (born 1969) was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer at Norwegian in September 2016. Before joining Norwegian he was employed as Vice President in Statoil’s HR division where he held various roles within the line as well as in the corporate organization.  Mr. Dahm-Simonsen has a broad background within human resources, and experience from several international companies. He has held the position as Executive Vice President HR & Staffs at Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA, in addition to broad HR roles at both General Electric and Aker Solutions. Mr. Dahm-Simonsen holds a Master Degree within Organizational Behavior and HR from the University of Wales.

Frode Berg

Chief Legal Officer

Frode Berg

Mr. Frode Berg (born 1968) has been Chief Legal Officer of Norwegian since February 2013. He has practiced law since 1997 and was as a partner at the 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 holds a law degree and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Tromsø, Norway, and a master’s degree (LL.M) from the University of Cambridge, England.

Dag Skage

Chief Information Officer

Dag Skage

Mr. Dag Skage (born 1972) has been Chief Information Officer at Norwegian since October 2014. Prior to joining Norwegian he was Executive Director within Ernst & Young’s IT advisory unit. He has also previous consulting- and management experience, from companies such as BearingPoint and Andersen Business Consulting. Mr. Skage has extensive experience in the consulting industry, particularly IT management, portfolio management, sourcing- and change management. He holds a 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)). 

Tore Jenssen

Chief Executive Officer - Norwegian Air International

Tore Jensen

Mr. Tore Jenssen (born 1978) is Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Air International,  the company's Irish-based operations. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian's fully owned asset company, Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA). He has been at Norwegian since 2007, when he was hired as cost controller for the company's technical department. From 2010 Mr. Jenssen worked as Asset Manager, and in 2013 he moved to Ireland to become Chief Operating Officer for AAA. Before he started his career at Norwegian he worked for Grilstad. Mr. Jenssen has a business degree from Bodø Graduate School of Business. 

Edward Thorstad

Chief Customer Officer

Edward Thorstad

Mr. Edward Thorstad (born 1969) is Chief Customer Officer at Norwegian. He has been part of the company's commercial management team and led Norwegian's Customer Services department since 2005. Mr. Thorstad has worked in aviation since 1996 and has previously worked for Delta Air Lines where he helped build their European call center in London. He has a bachelor's degree from University College, London.

Bjørn Erik Barman-Jenssen

Managing Director - Norwegian Air Resources

Mr. Bjørn Erik Barman-Jenssen (born 1963) was appointed Managing Director of Norwegian Air Resources (NAR) in September 2016. He previously held the role as Norwegian’s Director of Ground Operations & In-Flight Services and has been a part of the company’s operational management team since 2007. He has held both operational and commercial positions in Braathens and SAS since 1988. In 2013, he founded Norwegian Cargo, where he still holds the position as Managing Director. 

Lennart Ceder

Chief Operating Officer - Norwegian Air UK Ltd

Mr. Lennart Ceder (born 1955) was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Norwegian Air UK in 2016. He has been part of the company since 2006 when he started as a Base Maintenance Manager. Since then he has had extensive experience within the Norwegian Group as Technical Director for Norwegian’s long-haul operation, Norwegian Air UK and Norwegian Air International Ireland. He also has experience from different airlines in Sweden. Mr. Ceder has a broad background to manage and establish Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Norway, England, Ireland and Sweden. Mr. Ceder conducted Aircraft technical education at the Mälardalen University Sweden.

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