Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors

Steinar Sønsteby

Chair
Member since: March 21 2018

Steinar Sønsteby was elected to the Board of Directors by the General Meeting on 27 February 2018 with effect on and from the date of Listing. On the General Meeting in 2021 he was elected as Chair of the Board.

Mr Sønsteby is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Atea ASA. Mr Sønsteby is an IT and technology expert and has been instrumental in establishing the IT infrastructure industry in Norway. He has since 1996 held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of entities that have since been combined with Atea ASA, including Merkantildata (Norway and Sweden). Prior to this, Mr Sønsteby has held several managerial positions, including CEO of Skrivervik Data AS and Section Manager NPC Civil AS. Mr Sønsteby has extensive M&A and integration experience, having been involved in over 50 acquisitions. Mr Sønsteby is Board Member of various entities in the Atea Group.

Mr Sønsteby holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Civil Engineering) from the University of Utah and is a Business Candidate in finance from the Norwegian Business School (BI).

Steinar Sønsteby was born in 1962 and lives in Bærum. He holds 16,129 shares in Fjordkraft Holding ASA.

Live Haukvik

Board Member
Member since: March 21 2018

Live Haukvik was born in 1963 and lives in Tønsberg. Ms Haukvik was elected to the Board of Directors by the General Meeting on 27 February 2018 with effect on and from the date of Listing. She is currently the COO of Komplett Group since 2014. Ms Haukvik has extensive experience as an executive and director of a diverse range of listed and fast-growing companies. She has been CEO of Goodtech ASA (2000–2005), CFO of Tandberg Data ASA (2006–2007), CFO of Grenland Group ASA (2007–2008) as well as CFO of Komplett Group (2011–2017). She also has experience as partner at Considium Consulting Group from 2008 until 2011 and as supervisor and manager at KPMG.

Ms. Haukvik is chairman of Komplett Bank ASA and has extensive board experience from several blue-chip companies including, amongst others: Eksportfinans, Agasti ASA, Kvaerner ASA, BI Norwegian Business School, Sparebanken 1 SRBank-Buskerud and Borgestad.

Ms Haukvik holds a Master of Finance (liz.rer.pol.) from Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, and a Master of Management, with specialisation in Service Management, Cognitive Psychology and Scenario Building from The Norwegian Business School (BI).

Heidi Theresa Ose

Board Member
Member since: May 14 2019

Heidi Theresa Ose was born in 1983 and lives in Oslo. She has served as board member of Fjordkraft Holding ASA since 14 May 2019.

Heidi Theresa Ose has since 2018 been employed as Director of Hydropower Development in SN Power. Ms Ose was employed at Sweco Norway in 2009 and has broad experience from hydropower projects in South-America, Africa and Asia. She has been Senior Vice President of Hydropower and Dams in Sweco Norge AS (2017-2018) and Area Manager for Hydropower (2013-2016), Project Manager and Hydropower Planner (2011-2013), Trainee in hydropower (2009-2011). She has worked for Statkraft AS with hydropower in Albania (2008-2009).

Heidi T. Ose helds a Master of Science in Energy and Environment from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has studied Energy Systems for Developing Countries at Makerere University in Uganda. She has also studied Project Management at Oslo University of Applied Science and Management Competence at Board Level at the Norwegian Business School (BI).

Tone Wille

Board Member
Member since: April 21 2021

Ms. Wille currently and since 2016 holds the position as President and CEO of Posten Norge AS. From 2012-2016 she was CFO in the Posten Group and from 2006-2012 the CFO of the Mail division, Posten Norge AS. Prior to joining Posten she has held senior management positions in Norfund (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries), Elkem ASA, GE Energy (Norway) AS and the Kværner Group. Ms. Wille was elected as Board Member on the general meeting in 2021.

Ms. Wille has broad board experience. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors in Arbeidsgiverforeningen (employers’ association) Spekter, and in Skift (“Næringslivets klimaledere”).  Previously she has been a Board member in Nordea Bank Norge ASA and Flytoget AS. She was from 2014 until 2015 Deputy Chair of the Board of Evry ASA and Chair of the Audit Committee. Tone Wille has also been a board member of SN Power Invest AS from 2004 –2010 and of various Private Equity Fund Management companies partly owned by Norfund.

Ms. Wille holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).  She attended the AFF “Solstrand programme” in 2011-2012.

Tone Wille was born in 1963 and lives in Oslo. She holds no shares in Fjordkraft Holding ASA.

Per Oluf Solbraa

Board Member
Member since: April 21 2021

Per Oluf Solbraa is the CEO of Gudbrandsdal Energi Holding AS and has been deputy Managing Director of Gudbrandsdal Energi Holding AS 2012 – 2019. From 2005 until 2012 he was an executive director in the municipality of Nord-Fron and has since 1989 held several positions within the administration of the municipality of Nord-Fron. Per Oluf Solbraa was elected as Board Member by the general meeting in 2021.

Mr Solbraa is a member of the Board of Directors in Gudbrandsdal Energi AS and On Energi AS. He has former experience as member of the Board of Directors in Innlandskraft AS and Eidsiva Marked AS, Gudbrandsdal ski- og fritidssenter AS and Chairman of the Board in Ryssland og Skurdal sameie and a deputy member of the Board of Director in Sparebank 1 Gudbrandsdal.

Mr. Solbraa holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) 1985 – 1989.  Attended the AFF management programme in 2014.

Per Oluf Solbraa was born in 1962 and lives in Sør-Fron in Gudbrandsdalen. He represents Gudbrandsdal Energi Holding AS and is personally not holding any shares in Fjordkraft Holding ASA.

Frank Økland

Board Member (employee representative)
Member since: December 15 2017

Frank Økland was born in 1969 and lives in Bergen. He has served as board member of Fjordkraft Holding ASA since 15 December 2017 and as a board member and employee representative of Fjordkraft AS since May 2003 in various periods. Mr Økland has been a sales manager in the Alliances and Concessionary division of Fjordkraft since 2014 and was a key account manager for major customers from 2006 until 2014. Mr Økland has held secretarial positions with Fjordkraft from 2000 until 2004, with BKK Kraftsalg from 1996 until 1999 and with Bergen Lysverker AS from 1993 until 1996. He also has work experience from Heffermehl Inkasso AS, Forsvaret, Bergen Kommune and Nordbye Engros AS.

Mr Økland holds two diplomas, one from the Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH) in computer science and one from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in mathematics and statistics.

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Elisabeth Norberg

Board Member (employee representative)
Member since: May 14 2019

Elisabeth Melheim Norberg was born in 1973 and lives in Nøtterøy. She has served as board member and employee representative of Fjordkraft Holding ASA since 14 May 2019. Ms Norberg was employed at Vestfold Kraft Energi in 2000, where she started as a marketing consultant and became employed at Fjordkraft when the company was established in 2001. Today she is the leader of digital ecosystem in Fjordkraft. Norberg has 19 years of work experience from the electricity retailing industry. During the years in Fjordkraft she has worked as a Webmaster (2001-2012), Digital Adviser (2012-2019) and Head of User Experience (2019).

Ms Norberg is an IT Marketing Economist from the Business Academy, specializing in IT projects. She studied in eBusiness at the University of Lund and has certification from the Digital Marketing Institute.