- I am very pleased that we are getting an acting CEO in place and that Elisabeth Vike Vardheim has agreed to take on the assignment. It ensures stability and continued momentum and progress for the company, at a time with full focus on realizing the decided strategy, says Chair of the Board Nils Kristian Nakstad.

Elisabeth Vike Vardheim has worked Statnett since 2007, and been part of the Group management since 2014. As Executive Vice President Grid and Asset Management, she is responsible for planning, engineering, developing and operating the transmission network in Norway.

Vardheim has Master of Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), diploma in business administration and post-graduate studies in board governance at the Norwegian Business School (BI).