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.

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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.

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Ingrid Elvira Leisner

Director

Geir Olav Øien

Ingrid Elvira Leisner (born 1968) has long experience as head of audit committees and member of a number of boards, currently including Self Storage Group ASA, Techstep ASA, Maritime and Merchant ASA, Elliptic Laboratories ASA and Xplora Technologies AS. 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 a board member since 2019 and is elected for the period 2021-2023.

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 a board member since 2018 and is elected for the period 2022-2024. He 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 2022-2024 and is an independent board member.

Torstein Hiorth Soland

Director, employee representative

Torstein Hiorth SolandMr. Torstein Hiorth Soland (born 1987) joined Norwegian's Technical Operations Department in 2014. He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Mälardalen University and a MSc in Wind Energy. In 2017, he transferred to the Network department within Commercial Department as Fleet Manager. Mr. Soland accepted the role as Vice President Fleet Strategy in 2019 and during the pandemic he was asked to take the role as Director of Lean. Mr. Soland was deputy member to the board 2019-2022 and is now elected as Director for the period 2022-2024. 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 and was elected as Director in 2019. Ms. Gundersen is elected for the period 2022-2024.

Eric Holm

Director, employee representative

Eric Holm

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. Mr. Holm has been a board member since 2019 and is elected for the period 2022-2024. He is an independent board member.

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