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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jacob Schram (born 1962) joined Norwegian as Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. He has several years of experience from large international companies, including 22 years in Circle K (previously Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR)), where he was Group President for Europe for 14 years until he stepped down in 2018. As CEO, he led the process of publicly listing SFR on the Norwegian Stock Exchange in 2010. Previously, he has also held managing roles in McDonalds and McKinsey. During 2019 worked with private investments, start-ups and presentations related to his book “The Essence of Business”, in addition to holding the position as Senior Advisor at McKinsey. Mr. Schram has a Master of Science in Economics from Copenhagen Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Geir Karlsen (born 1965) has held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since April 2018. From July 2019 to December 2019, he was Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Norwegian. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Mr. Karlsen has over the last 12 years held various CFO positions with 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 Operating Officer and Managing Director
Mr. Tore Jenssen (born 1978) is Norwegian's Chief Operating Officer. He was previously the Managing Director 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.
Chief Communications Officer
Ms. Anne-Sissel Skånvik (born 1959) joined Norwegian in 2009 from a position as Senior Vice President at Telenor ASA, where she was responsible for corporate communications and governmental relations. Ms. Skånvik was the Deputy Director General in The Norwegian Ministry of Finance between 1996 and 2004. She has also years of experience from Statistics Norway (SSB) and various media. Ms. Skånvik has a Masters 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.
Marty St. George
Interim Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Marty St. George was appointed interim Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Norwegian in December 2019. Before his move to Norwegian, he held the position as CCO of Jet Blue Airways, where he has held several positions since 2006. Mr. St. George has more than 30 years of experience from the aviation industry. He has also held key positions at United Airlines and US Airways, including responsibilities for revenue-generating activities, network management and innovation. He holds a SB in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
EVP Loyalty & Managing Director of Norwegian Reward
Mr. Brede G. Huser (born 1971) was appointed Managing Director of Norwegian Reward, the Norwegian Group's loyalty program, in January 2015. He joined Norwegian in its start-up year in 2002, first as a consultant and as an employee since 2006. He was part of the company's financial management team from 2006 until 2015. Prior to joining Norwegian, Brede has 10 years of experience from finance and management consulting with Orkla, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Mr. Huser holds a Master of Science Degree in Financial Economics from Norwegian School of Business (BI).
Knut Olav Irgens Høeg
SVP Procurement / IT / Customer Care
Mr. Knut Olav Høeg (born 1973) has held the position as SVP Procurement since August 2019 and acting in the role as SVP IT and Customer Care from February 2020. Knut Olav 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. Knut Olav has a Master of Science Degree in Economics from Norwegian School of Management (BI) and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Kei Grieg Toyomasu
Kei Grieg Toyomasu (born 1970) joined Norwegian in May 2019 from the Nordic advertising agency Schjærven Reklamebyrå, where he was CEO. Mr. Toyomasu started his career founding a digital agency that was acquired by the international advertising agency BBDO. Following a few years at BBDO Oslo, he moved to Tokyo to manage global marketing for several Japanese brands. He was also head of Opera Software’s global B2C marketing department for almost three years. Mr. Toyomasu has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Oslo.
Guro H. Poulsen
SVP Crew Management
Ms. Guro H. Poulsen (born 1975) is Norwegian’s SVP Crew Management. She has been with Norwegian since 2010, starting as a Financial Controller and later working as the Finance Manager for Norwegian Air Resources, the Group’s fully owned Crew Services subsidiary. 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.
Sarah Louise Goldsbrough
EVP Human Resources
Ms. Sarah L. Goldsbrough joined Norwegian in January 2019 initially as Vice President (VP) Global HR Shared Services. In June 2019 she took on the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) HR, HSE and Payroll. Ms Goldsbrough joined Norwegian from Kongsberg Automotive AS, where she held the position of VP HR for several divisions, with a global presence. Most of her HR career has been spent in the automotive manufacturing industry, where she has also had responsibly for Quality and HSE. Sarah has a degree in Human Resource Management and is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Personnel & Development in the UK.