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Øyvind Kolset

Executive Vice President Missile Systems

Øyvind Kolset is Executive Vice President of Missile Systems, a division in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, a Business Area within Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG).

The Missile Systems Division’s product portfolio comprises the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), Joint Strike Missile (JSM), Penguin missile and multiple Electro-Optical products.

Mr. Kolset joined KDA in 1998 as a project engineer in the development team for NSM. Throughout his ~20-year career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in various programs as principal engineer, specialist, technical lead and program director. He has experience from both development and delivery of complex programs with customers ranging from Asia to US.

In 1994 Mr. Kolset graduated from Buskerud University College with a BSc in electronics. After serving in the Norwegian Armed Forces, he continued his education at Norwegian University of Science and Technology where he received a MSc in computer architecture in 1998. He later specialized in management of complex development programs and contributed in lectures and master theses on these topics in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Mr. Kolset also has a musical career performing concerts and recorded music for more than 20 years.