The Space Norway Board of Directors appoints Dag H. Stølan as new CEO

Dag H. Stølan is appointed to the position of CEO of Space Norway AS. He comes from the position of Director of Infrastructure and CSO in Space Norway. Before joining Space Norway in 2017, Stølan had a long-standing career in the Norwegian Armed Forces, the last position as Major General and Head of procurement at Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency.

Dag H. Stølan succeeds Jostein Rønneberg, who has been leading the company since 2013. The company develops and maintains critical space related infrastructure, and consists of the parent company Space Norway AS and the two subsidiaries Statsat AS and Space Norway HEOSAT AS, as well as the jointly owned Kongsberg Satellite Services AS.

Stølan has deep insight in the company’s activities and is well suited to continue the work Rønneberg has started. He has a long experience in leading organizations with large and complex projects as well as a good understanding of public administration and processes. His background gives him an excellent understanding of the need for critical space services, including the strategic importance of space for its most demanding users.

Chairman of the Board, Svein Olav Munkeby says: “Stølan has been deeply involved in company decisions and has acted as deputy for the CEO. This implies excellent knowledge and oversight of strategy and ongoing activities and future projects. The Board is very content with his appointment and feel that he will bring continuity as well as deliver on our ongoing projects. At the same time, he has the qualifications needed to bring Space Norway into the next phase of its development. All this is important for the Board. I would like to thank Jostein Rønneberg for the exceptional work he has put down in developing Space Norway into a leading satellite company with an order backlog reaching NOK 9 B”.

CEO Jostein Rønneberg, says: “On behalf of the company, I am content with the Board’s decision. Stølan has all the qualifications needed to succeed in taking the company into the future. Space Norway is an important company for Norway, and I wish him good luck”.

“Jostein Rønneberg has brought this company to its solid position and an excellent platform for further growth. I am looking forward to continuing and building on Rønneberg’s work. It is a privilege to be allowed working with the dedicated and highly competent workforce here at Space Norway,” says Dag H. Stølan.

Stølan will take office in June.

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