Team

Bengt A. Rem

CEO
Phone: +47 23 11 70 00

Prior to joining Kistefos in 2015, Bengt A. Rem was CEO in Arctic Partners. His previous experience includes Executive Vice President & CFO as well as other leading positions in the industrial investment company Aker ASA, Head of the Department Responsible for Financial Instruments on the Oslo Stock Exchange and state authorized accountant in Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Rem holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the Norwegian Business School (BI) and is a state authorized public accountant from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Mr. Rem represents Kistefos on the following boards:
Advanzia Bank S.A., Oslo Airport City AS, Viking Supply Ships AB and Western Bulk Chartering AS.

Nils Are Karstad Lysø

CFO
Phone: +47 23 11 70 46

Prior to joining Kistefos in 2017, Nils Are Karstad Lysø was the CEO of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo. His previous experience includes Executive Vice President in the industrial investment company Aker ASA, CEO of Moods of Norway and partner at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Lysø holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Gunnar Jacobsen

Investment Director
Phone: +47 23 11 70 23

Gunnar Jacobsen joined Kistefos in 2006. Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Jacobsen was CEO of BlueCom, a Norwegian telecommunications company targeting primarily the residential market. His previous experience includes senior project management in BlueCom, and business development activities at Telenor.

Mr. Jacobsen holds a Master of Science in Marketing and Management and a Master in Corporate Finance from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Mr. Jacobsen represents Kistefos on the following boards:
Opplysningen 1881 AS, Phonero AS, Atex Group Ltd., Infront ASA, Direkt AB, Kappa Bioscience AS, and Alliance Venture Spring AS.

Erik Borgen

Erik Borgen

Investment Director
Phone: +47 23 11 70 70
E-mail: erik.borgen(a)kistefos.no

Prior to joining Kistefos in 2016, Erik Borgen was a partner at the private equity firm HitecVision. His previous experience includes partner at Arctic Securities AS as well as other positions in leading global Investment Banking firms like Morgan Stanley and Perella Weinberg Partners.

He has previously engaged in projects and activities within the fields of mergers and acquisitions, debt capital markets, IPO’s and restructuring.

Mr. Borgen holds a MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Mr. Borgen represents Kistefos on the following Boards:
Western Bulk Chartering AS and Viking Supply Ships AB

Nishant Fafalia

Investment Manager
Phone: +47 23 11 70 28

Nishant Fafalia joined Kistefos in 2010. Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Fafalia worked as a project manager at Orkla Brands, a leading Norwegian FMCG company.

Mr. Fafalia holds a Master of Science from Lund Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Lund University School of Economics & Management and National University of Singapore.

Mr. Fafalia represents Kistefos on the following boards:
Atex Group Ltd., Promon AS, Ostomycure AS, Bambuser AB and Line2 Inc.

Tom Olav Holberg

Investment Manager
Phone: +47 23 11 70 21

Tom Olav Holberg joined Kistefos in 2010. Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Holberg worked as an equity analyst at Arctic Securities, covering small cap technology stocks.

Mr. Holberg holds a MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Mr. Holberg represents Kistefos on the following boards:
Opplysningen 1881 AS.

Kristian Fredrik Kværner Huseby

Investment Analyst

Kristian Fredrik Kværner Huseby joined Kistefos in 2014. Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Huseby worked as a senior consultant in Deloitte Financial Advisory, focusing on corporate finance and valuation services.

Mr. Huseby holds a MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Mr. Huseby represents Kistefos on the following boards:
Line2 Inc. and Promon AS.

Benjamin Røer

Investment Analyst
Phone: +47 23 11 70 58

Benjamin Røer joined Kistefos in 2015. Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Røer worked as an equity analyst at Danske Bank Markets, covering consumer discretionary stocks.

Mr. Røer holds a MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Mr. Røer represents Kistefos on the following boards:
Infront ASA, Kappa Bioscience and OstomyCure AS

John M. Edminson

Finance Manager
Phone: +47 23 11 70 60

Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Edminson worked as Head of Finance at ACNielsen Norway. His previous positions include Head of financial reporting and analysis at Telenor Mobil and he also has extensive public audit experience from working with KPMG in Oslo and Boston, USA.

Mr. Edminson is qualified as State Authorized Public Accountant from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Gaute Marstein

Group Accounting Manager
Phone: +47 23 11 70 45

Prior to joining Kistefos, Mr. Marstein worked as a senior advisor in the M&A division of Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA. His previous experience includes extensive audit experience as a manager in KPMG Oslo.

Mr.Marstein is qualified as a State Authorized Public Accountant from Norwegian Business School, (BI)