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Corporate assembly

The corporate assembly consists of eighteen members. Twelve are elected by the general meeting of shareholders, while six are elected by and among the group's employees in Norway.

Members, shareholders


Terje Venold (1950) is a Master of Science in business from the BI Norwegian Business School.

Today he is corporate adviser and board member. He was employed at Veidekke ASA from 1981 to 2013, as President and CEO since 1989. He retired as President and CEO in July 2013. Venold has also experience from Norsk Data and Blystad Group.

In addition he is currently member of the board at Ahlsell AB and Sporveien Oslo AS, chairman of the board of representatives and the nomination committee at Storebrand ASA, chairman of the nomination committee of Borregaard ASA, member of the corporate assembly in Statoil, co-owner and chairman of Karriere i Balanse AS and chairman of the board at the Norwegian Association for Share Promotion.

Susanne Munch Thore (1960) studied law at the University of Oslo and has a Master's degree (LL.M) from Georgetown University, USA. She is the Managing Partner in the Oslo law firm Wikborg Rein where she is part of the firm's corporate law practice. She has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer and assists clients that are in the financial sector, listed companies and private equity funds. Munch Thore is head of the Bar Association's committee for exchange and securities law. She serves on the boards of Oslo Areal AS and Unifor.

Anne Kverneland Bogsnes (1957) has a degree in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). She is currently county director of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration in Hordaland county. She has extensive experience from both private and public enterprises. She is the former CEO of Helse Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital. Before that, she was the CEO of Rolls-Royce Marine AS, Foundry – Bergen, where she also held other executive positions. She previously worked in the offshore and construction industries. She has also been self-employed.

Bogsnes has experience from a number of boards in the Norwegian business sector. She has previously been chairman of the board of Helse Vest RHF and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, deputy chairman of the board of Sparebanken Vest, and has among others been board member of Den Nationale Scene, Statnett SF and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, as well as member of the executive boards of the Confederation of Norwegian Industry (NHO) and the former NAVO, and vice chairman of the board of the Federation of Norwegian Manufacturing Industries (TBL).

Berit Ledel Henriksen (1953) holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Mathematics from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has work experience from Esso Chemical Canada, Osco Shipping AS and Osco Invest AS. Since 1985, Henriksen held various international management positions in DnB. Since 2010, Henriksen has been Executive Vice President, Global Head of Energy in DnB's energy division.

Birger Solberg (1960) has an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Solberg is presently CEO of Sibelco Nordic AB in addition to having the regional responsibility for Sibelco’s activities in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. He has extensive national and international experience from the raw materials and processing industry.

Solberg is chair of the board of directors of Sibelco Nordic AS, Fen Minerals AS and Labek AS. He is also a board member in Backe Entreprenør Holding AS, Franzefoss Miljøkalk AS, Northland Resources SA (Luxembourg) and Lilleby Eiendom AS.

Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad (born 1965) is CEO of Asplan Viak. She is a former CEO of DNV GL Digital Solutions and a member of the DNV GL Group Executive Committee. She also has management experience from DNV GL as CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas, Chief Technology Officer of DNV GL and Chief Operating Officer for DNV Division Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa. Tørstad has held a number of board positions, including in Hexagon Composites and DigitalNorway, and joins the board of Underwriters Laboratories in the United States in May 2020. She holds a cand.scient. (MSc) degree in physics from the University of Oslo, and holds qualifications in civil engineering, business administration and organizational psychology.

(1956) has an engineering degree from Bergen University College. She has extensive technology experience from the European Research Centre in the Netherlands, Tananger and from the position as VP for Applied Technology in Houston, USA. During the period from 1981 – 1990 Sætre held engineering positions with Halliburton Norway. From 1990 -2013, Sætre served in various management positions in Halliburton, including ten years abroad, most recently as Vice President of Global Production Enhancement, based in Houston. Since 2013 she has worked in AGR where she currently holds the position as manager for Business Development in Norway.

Kjetil Houg (born 1966) has been CEO of Folketrygdfondet since 1 September 2018. He previously worked as investment director at Oslo Pension Insurance and chief economist at Alfred Berg / ABN AMRO Bank and as a political advisor in the Storting (Norwegian parliament). He holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Oslo and holds several board positions, including in Aberdeen Eindomsfond Norge and KLP Kapitalforvaltning.

Nils Morten Huseby graduated in civil engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1991. He is currently President of the Institute of Energy Technology (IFE). Huseby has extensive international experience from the energy industry and has previously served as CEO of Rainpower AS and Executive Vice President, South America, in SN Power (Statkraft Group). He also has experience from NOS ASA, McKinsey & Company and Shell International. Huseby is a board member in Norconsult AS and chair of board in Oslo Wine School AS, Kjeller Innovasjon AS, Ife Invest AS and Institutt for Energiteknikks Boligselskap AS

Shahzad Abid (1969) holds a Master of Science from the Norwegian School of Management (BI), and a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Oslo. He is Partner in the management consulting firm Bene Agere, advising boards, owners, and CEOs of Norwegian and multinational companies. Abid has 20 years of experience from management roles in technology intensive, high growth international environments, including Nokia, Telenor, Vestas and Höegh.

Unni Steinsmo (1954) holds a master degree in physical chemistry and a PhD in materials technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. In 1996, Steinsmo was appointed Adjunct Professor in corrosion, corrosion protection and surface technology at NTNU. She was promoted to Vice President of Research in SINTEF Material Technology in 1997. From 2004, Steinsmo has been President and CEO in SINTEF. Steinsmo is Deputy Chair of the Research Council of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi). Steinsmo has been a deputy member of the Corporate Assembly since 2006.

Deputy members, shareholders:

Hilde Christiane Bjørnland
Gisle L. Johansen
Hans Henrik Kloumann
Nils Bastiansen

Members, employees:

Lars Kjetil Skeie
Andreas Bakken
Ørjan Normann
Svein Kåre Sund
Bjørn Petter Moxnes
Einar Øren

Deputy members, employees:

Jon Martin Bratthammer
Rune Guttormsen
Morten Sundheim Jensen
Jan Einan
Aud Helen Halvorsen
Ann Kristin Prytz