The top management at Norwegian Group consists of representatives from our Scandinavian and international operations.
Chief Executive Officer
Frode E. Foss
Chief Financial Officer
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).
Chief Executive Officer Norwegian UK
Mr. Asgeir Nyseth (born 1957) 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 was made the CEO of Lufttransport in 2000. Mr. Nyseth conducted officer training school and technical education at the Norwegian Air Force.
Chief Operating Officer Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA
Mr. Geir Steiro (born 1957) 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. He has worked in the technical department of several airlines, and has held several managerial positions. Mr. Steiro has a degree in mechanical engineering, he is a certified aircraft mechanic and has completed several management courses.
Chief Communications Officer
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 – 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.
Chief Commercial Officer
Thomas Ramdahl (born 1971) 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 long and varied experience in the aviation industry, and has previously worked for SAS and Braathens, where he has held positions in Revenue Management, Route Management and Charter. Mr. Ramdahl has a bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian School of Business (BI).
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Gunnar Martinsen (born 1949) 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 Chairman of the Board in Cabin Services Norway AS and Cabin Services DK Aps. He is also Member of the Supervisory Council in Bank Norwegian. Mr. Martinsen has a degree from BI Norwegian School of Management.
Chief Legal Officer
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 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 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.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Dag Skage (born 1972) has been Chief Information Officer at Norwegian since October 2014. Before that 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. Mr. Skage has extensive experience in the consulting industry, particularly IT management, portfolio management, sourcing- and change management. He 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»)).
Chief Executive Officer Norwegian Air International
Mr. 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 Mr. 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. Mr. Jenssen has a business degree from Bodø Graduate School of Business.
Chief Customer Officer
Mr. 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. Mr. 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.