Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace announced today that Eirik Tord Jensen has been appointed new Executive Vice President Land Systems division, effective immediately.

Prior to this appointment, Jensen most recently served as President of Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace USA where he has been stationed in Washington, D.C. for the last four years and President of the Norwegian-American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council.

“I am very pleased that Eirik Tord has accepted this new responsibility and firmly believe he is the right person for the job. His track record of strategic development, his international experience and professional longevity reflects not only his understanding of Land Systems division, the US market and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, but also his strategic clarity and vision. I would also like to thank Kjetil Reiten Myhra and Jørgen Bull for their great work in the transition period, being part of the Land Systems division team to pave the way for the future,” says Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

Photo: Kjetil Myhra and Eirik Lie. Credit: Njål Frilseth / KONGSBERG

Kjetil Reiten Myhra will step down as Acting Head of Land Systems division and will continue as Executive Vice President Integrated Defence Systems. Jørgen A. Bull will also step down as Second-in-Command and will continue as Program Director for C4ISR, Integrated Defence Systems.

Between 2015 and 2022, Jensen led KDA’s business development in the United States and held the position of Acting Executive Vice President Space & Surveillance division. Before joining Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace in 2015, Jensen held the position of CEO of Saab Technologies Norway. Prior, he established Teleplan Globe and held the position as COO. Jensen graduated from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1988 and began his professional career in the Royal Norwegian Navy as Commanding Officer on Fast Patrol Boats.

“It’s been a privilege to work for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace in the United States the last four years and I’m honoured to take over the leadership of the Land Systems division. I have been fortunate to work alongside many talented people, all committed to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s goal of developing and providing World Class defence products. Forward, we will be disciplined and focused on the task ahead, as we work with our customers and partners to deliver the reliable and innovative products they have come to expect from us. I am looking forward to further develop and expand our US market share and further build upon the work that has been done,” says Eirik Tord Jensen, newly appointed Executive Vice President Land Systems.

Photo: Eirik Tord Jensen and Eirik Lie. Credit: Njål Frilseth / KONGSBERG