Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors

Per Axel Koch

Chairman
Member since: March 21 2018

Per Axel Koch was born in 1961 and lives in Trondheim. He was elected to the Board of Directors by the General Meeting on 27 February 2018 with effect on and from the date of Listing. Mr Koch is CEO of Polaris Media ASA, an Oslo Børs listed company, which he has held since the company was established in 2008. He has more than 20 years' top managerial experience from the media industry. Mr Koch has from 1991 until 2008 held several management positions at Adresseavisen ASA including as CEO, Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director. Prior to 1991, Mr Koch was a consultant at McKinsey & Company (1988–1991) and at Wilh Wilhelmsen ASA (1987–1988).

Mr. Koch has over 20 years’ experience as a representative on various company boards including Chairman of Sparebank 1 SMN (2001–2013), Chairman of AtB AS since 2016, Chairman of Papirkjøp AS since 2005, Chairman of Mid Norway Jazz Centre since 2014, Board Member of FINN.no AS since 2000, Board Member of Trønder-Avisa AS since 2010, as well as Board Member of Norwegian Jazz Forum since 2015.

Mr Koch holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (Siviløkonom) and a Graduate Programme in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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).

Steinar Sønsteby

Board Member
Member since: March 21 2018

Steinar Sønsteby was born in 1962 and lives in Bærum. He was elected to the Board of Directors by the General Meeting on 27 February 2018 with effect on and from the date of Listing. 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).

Birthe Iren Grotle

Board Member
Member since: December 15 2017

Birthe Iren Grotle was born in 1965 and lives in Knarrevik. She has served as Deputy Chairman until 20 March 2018 and as Board Member of Fjordkraft Holding ASA since 21 March 2018. She also has served as Deputy Chairman of Fjordkraft AS from 2013 to 2017 and as Board Member of Fjordkraft AS in the period 2011–2013. Ms Grotle is a senior advisor for industrial ownership in BKK AS. She has broad experience with management and has held various management positions in her career, including deputy managing director of Kunde BKK AS from 2010 until 2016, deputy managing director of BKK Marked AS from 2007 until 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Coop Hordaland BA from 2005 until 2006. Ms Grotle has vast experience from various retails businesses including manager of Deloitte & Touch Management Solutions, administration manager of NKL Bergen and senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

Ms Grotle holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

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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).

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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Lindi Bucher Vinsand

Board Member (employee representative)
December 15 2017

Lindi Bucher Vinsand was born in 1956 and lives in Horten. She has served as board member of Fjordkraft Holding ASA since 15 December 2017 and was alternate board member of Fjordkraft AS from May to December 2017. Ms Vinsand has been a senior advisor of Customer Service since 2017, however, she has been with the company since its origin. Ms Vinsand has 25 years’ experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Fjordkraft in 2001, she has work experience from Nøtterøy Everk and Vestfold Kraft Energi AS.

Ms Vinsand holds a Bachelor of Science in Energy and Climate Technology from the Oslo College of Engineering and has taken a project management course from the Vestfold University College (HiVe).

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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.