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Harald Aarø

Executive Vice President Space & Surveillance,
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS

Harald Aarø is the Executive Vice President for Space & Surveillance for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, a business area within Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG).

Since joining the company in 2010, Aarø has been responsible for Business Development and Marketing and Sales for Kongsberg Defence Systems, and EVP Business Development and Strategy for KONGSBERG. Aarø is also a board member of Patria Oyj and KSAT.

Previous to joining KONGSBERG, he has held managerial positions in the consumer electronics industry, strategic consulting in McKinsey & Company and managerial positions in the shipping industry. Aarø has also served 11 years with the Royal Norwegian Navy were the last positions were Division Commander and Commanding Officer for Norwegian fast patrol boats.

Aarø holds a Master in Business and Administration from Duke University, USA. He is also educated as an officer at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, with a major in Science.