Statnett's group management
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||Statnett's group management
Employed as President and CEO in 2009
Education/qualifications: Master’s in Econometrics from Vrije University in Amsterdam.
Previous positions: CEO of ECON and Naturkraft, and various executive positions at Statoil.
Directorships: Director at Bane NOR SF and Spekter.
Executive Vice President Market and Operations
Employed in 2000 and a member of Group management since 2000
Education/qualifications: MSc in Political Science (Cand. Polit.) from the University of Oslo.
Previous positions: Director of Saga Petroleum AS, Assistant Director General of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and several directorships at Statnett.
Directorships: Member of Fifty AS.
Executive Vice President Technology and Development
Employed in 1995 and a member of Group management since 2004
Education/qualifications: Civil Engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (THD) in Germany.
Previous positions: Several executive positions at BKK and several directorships at Statnett.
Directorships: Chair of NordLink Norge AS.
Bente Monica Haaland
Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Communication
Employed in 1993 and a member of Group management since 2014
Education/qualifications: MSc from the University of Aberdeen and Master’s in Management from the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Previous positions: Executive positions at Statnett, Statkraft and Eclipse Energy Group.
Directorships: Member of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI).
Elisabeth Vike Vardheim
Executive Vice President Construction
Employed in 2007 and a member of Group management since 2014
Education/qualifications: MSc from NTNU, Degree in Business Administration, Master’s in Board Governance from the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Previous positions: Executive positions at Statnett, in the public sectorand in construction projects.
Directorships: Chair of Statnett Transport AS.
Peer Olav Østli
Executive Vice President ICT
Employed in 2007 and a member of Group management since 2007
Education/qualifications: Master’s in Computer Science and postgraduate studies in management from Henley Business School in the UK.
Previous positions: Director at Telenor, Schibsted Nett and Scandinavia Online AB, Head of Technology at NRK.
Directorships: Chairman of Elhub AS and member of DIGITALNORWAY – Toppindustrisenteret AS.
Executive Vice President CFO and Chief of Staff
Employed in 2011 and a member of Group management since 2011
Education/qualifications: Norwegian Military Academy and MBA from Wharton School of Business in the USA.
Previous positions: Company Commander in the Norwegian Armed Forces, consultant at McKinsey & Co, Director at HUAL AS, CFO of Finansbanken ASA, President of Klavenes Gruppen and President of the Norwegian Defence and Security Industries Association (FSi).