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KONGSBERG makes changes to the corporate management team

Current Group Executive Vice President Wenche Helgesen Andersen has been appointed new Managing Director of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) operations in China. Hans Petter Blokkum is appointed new Group Executive Vice President HR and Security.

Kongsberg Maritime has close to 500 employees in China, and the country is one of the Group’s most important focus areas for maritime activities.  

- I am very satisfied that Wenche is to lead Kongsberg Maritime in China. Our presence in China is of outmost importance and Wenche’s expertise and broad management experience will be very valuable in a period where we are to continue strengthening our operations in China, says Geir Håøy, President and CEO of KONGSBERG.

Kongsberg Maritime has been established in China since 2003, and have had operations and deliveries since the 1980’s. Today the business area has close to 500 employees in China with main operations in Shanghai, Zhenjiang, Guangzhou and Dalian.

- This is a very exciting opportunity I couldn’t turn down and that I very much look forward to. China is a prioritised focus area with a solid potential for further growth and value creation. We are already well positioned in the country and there are significant market opportunities going forward. I look forward to taking on new, exciting and challenging tasks, says Wenche Helgesen Andersen, newly appointed Managing Director of Kongsberg Maritime China.

Helgesen Andersen assumes the position from March 1st, 2018. Her current areas of responsibility besides HR and security will be transferred to other members of the corporate management team.

Hans Petter Blokkum new Group Executive Vice President

Hans Petter Blokkum is appointed new Group Executive Vice President responsible for HR and security. Blokkum comes from the position of Chief HR Officer. He holds more than 30 years of experience within the HR area and broad international experience. Prior to joining KONGSBERG in 2010 he held the position of HR director of Dresser Rand, responsible for Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

- I look forward to Hans Petter joining the corporate management team, taking on the important responsibility of security and developing our more than 6 800 employees. HR, HSE and security are central to the Group’s management philosophy, and I am confident that Hans Petter with his broad experience will strengthen these areas further, says Håøy.

- I look forward to working together with the corporate management team and highly qualified colleagues to further develop KONGSBERG as an attractive place to work, says newly appointed Executive Vice President HR and Security, Hans Petter Blokkum. 

For further information, please contact:

Ronny Lie, Group Vice President Communications, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Tel.: (+47) 916 10 798.

KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based  group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has 7 000 employees located in more than 25 countries and total revenues of NOK 14.5 billion in 2017. Follow us on Twitter: @kongsbergasa.