Egil Haugsdal has been promoted to president of Kongsberg Maritime, following current president Geir Håøy, who will assume the position of CEO of Kongsberg in June 2016.
Haugsdal holds extensive leadership experience from Kongsberg, and currently heads Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies. He has previous experience from Kongsberg as executive vice president of business development and as president of Kongsberg Protech Systems, and has been with the company a total of seven years.
Håøy will take the place of Wlater Qvam, current CEO of Kongsberg, who will retire in June.
“Egil has had a key role in the restructuring of the group’s oil and gas businesses, and I am very pleased that he now will assume the responsibility of heading Kongsberg’s largest business area, Kongsberg Maritime. We are entering times characterized by both great opportunities, but also challenging market conditions. Egil knows Kongsberg and our industries very well, and I am confident that his more than 30 years of industrial experience, the last 20 in Kongsberg, makes him the right person to lead Kongsberg Maritime going forward,” CEO of Kongsberg, Walter Qvam said.
Image of Haugsdal, from Kongsberg.