Bergen Group Management as 1 January 2017:
Chief Executive Officer
Torgeir Nærø(1966) was appointed CEO for Bergen Group as from 8 November 2017, replacing Hans Petter Eikeland who as from the same date was elected new Chairman of the Board in Bergen Grouyp ASA. Torgeir Nærø comes from a position as CEO of the wholly owned subsidiary Bergen Group AAK. Nærø has an extensive and diverse experience from management positions in various industrial companies, including CEO of CMR Gexcon AS, partner of Idevekst Energi AS and the last five years as CEO in Bergen Group AAK (formerly AAK Energy Services). Nærø also has wide experience from different board positions in various onshore and offshore consultancy and industrial companies in the western part of Norway. Mr. Nerø holds a MSc degree from NHH (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), and a BSc degree in Marine Engineering from Bergen University College. Nærø is a resident of Bergen.
Nils I. Hoff
Chief Financial Officer
Nils Ingemund Hoff (1962) was engaged as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Bergen Group ASA from 1 July 2015 and until further notice.Nils Ingemund Hoff has broad experience from various leading positions from both finance and industry. He has been CFO of Tandberg Data (2008-2014), as well as CFO of Tandberg Storage (2006 - 2008) and in Data Invest (1998-2006).Hoff has his economic education from Agder District College, with specializing in shipping, finance & administration and auditing.Nils I. Hoff has in recent time been working as consultant, including a position as executive chairman of an industrial group operating within electrical installations in Oslo and board position in Overland Storage Inc, USA. Hoff resides in Bergen. As per 15 June 2017 Hoff holds 1 417 000 shares in Bergen Group ASA through Eagle AS.
SVP Corporate Functions & Communications
Øyvind Risnes (1964) was employed in Bergen Group as Vice President Communication in August 2009. As from january 2014 he has been Senior Vice President for Corporate Functions & Communications in Bergen Group. Risnes has an extensive experience from management positions in different regional newspaper and TV/broadcasting companies in Norway. He has also for many years held central communication positions within the international industry company EWOS. He has a bachelor degree in political science and information technology from University of Bergen. As per 15 June 2017 Øyvind Risnes holds 117 000 shares in Bergen Group ASA. Risnes is a Norwegian citizen and resides just outside Bergen, Norway.