The Board of Directors
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. Since 1996 he has 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 Elmera Group ASA.
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. Ms. Haukvik currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Southeastern Norway and is the owner of Haukvik Konsult. She has been COO of Komplett Group from 2017 until 2019. 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 has been Member of the Board of Directors in Komplett Bank ASA since 2013 and was Chair of the Board from December 2013 until August 2019. Ms. Haukvik has extensive board experience from several blue-chip companies including, amongst others: Eksportfinans, Agasti ASA, Kvaerner ASA, BI Norwegian Business School and Sparebanken 1 BV (Buskerud Vestfold) and Borgestad ASA.
Ms. Haukvik holds a Master of Finance (liz.rer.pol.) from Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, and a Master of Management, with specialization in Service Management, Cognitive Psychology and Scenario Building from The Norwegian Business School (BI).
Heidi Theresa Ose
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.
She is currently the CEO of Akershus Energi Sol since 2021. Heidi Theresa Ose has been employed as Director of Hydropower Development in SN Power from 2018 until 2021. 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 holds 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).
Per Oluf Solbraa
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 Directors in Sparebank 1 Gudbrandsdal.
Mr. Solbraa holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) 1985-1989. He 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 Elmera Group ASA.
Anne Marit Steen
Anne Marit Steen held the position as CFO in the Eviny Group (formerly BKK) for 8 years, from 2015 to 2023. Prior to that she held the position as finance director in DNB Livforsikring ASA from 2008 to 2015. She has 8 years of experience as finance director in GC Rieber, from 2000 to 2008 and has held several positions in GC Rieber Eiendom and the property department of Vital Forsikring.
Steen has extensive experience within finance and will strengthen the Board of Directors’ and the Audit Committee’s competence in this area. Steen has been responsible for finance and performance management in Eviny and represented the administration in the Audit Committee. Systems for integrated financial reporting and ESG reporting has been a key focus area over the last years. Steen has been a member of several board of directors, both within and outside the Eviny group.
Anne Marit Steen holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (siviløkonom) from Bodø and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She also holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering (sivilingeniør) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has participated in NHH’s board program.
Anne Marit Steen was born in 1961 and lives in Bergen. She does not hold shares in Elmera Group ASA.
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.
Magnhild Uglem was born in 1980 in Trøndelag, and lives in Bergen. She has served as board member and employee representative of Elmera Group ASA since 13th of June 2023. Ms. Uglem has worked as a senior project manager in Elmera Group since January 2020, and has taken on large projects such as IT system implementation projects, M&A initiatives, product development projects and acquisition migration projects. Her previous experience spans from revenue management in the Hotel business to project management in the oil- and gas business.
Ms. Uglem holds a bachelor in management, with specialization in project management, from Handelshøyskolen BI.
Stian Madsen has served as a member of the board since June 13, 2023. Mr. Madsen has worked in Elmera Group since 2019 and currently holds the position as Director of Public and Government Relations.
Prior to joining Elmera Group he has spent several years in financial institutions such as DNB, Vital and Pareto Securities, where he has held various managing positions within the fields of Asset Management, life insurance and banking services.
Mr. Madsen holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a master’s degree in international finance from Griffith University (AU) and a bachelor’s degree in IT-management from BI Norwegian Business School.
Born in 1978 and residing in Bergen, Stian Madsen was elected board of directors as an employee representative. He currently holds 1,502 shares in Elmera Group ASA.