Born 1959-06-15


1990Admitted to the Bar, Norwegian Bar Association
1987Law degree (LL.M.) at the University of Oslo
1979French language exam at Université Catholique d’Angers, France
English language exam at Davis’ School of English, Cambridge, England
1978A-levels / high school in mathematics

Professional experience

2005 –Independent investment and corporate counselling business
2001 – 2005Partner, Arntzen de Besche law firm, Oslo
1996 – 2000Partner, Arntzen, Underland & Co law firm, Oslo
1991 – 1994Associate attorney at Arntzen, Underland & Co
1988 – 1990Legal adviser, Total Norge AS (French E&P Company)
1985 – 1986Research fellow, Nordic Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo

Main areas of practice

Corporate strategy development, governance, M&A, industry and energy.

Professional assignments

1997 – 2001Member of the Board, the Norwegian Bar Association, Oslo
1997 – 2005Member of the permanent energy and petroleum law committee, Norwegian Bar Association
1999 – 2002Member of the IT and telecommunications committee, Norwegian Lawyers’ Association educational centre
1999 – 2004Member of the General Assembly of the Norwegian Bar Association
2000 – 2004Member of the Board of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Committee for Financial Support
2004 – 2008Deputy member of the Norwegian Bar Admittance Authority
2010 – 2015Member of the Corporate Governance committee, Norwegian Lawyers’ Association educational centre


1987«Ship Management», Norwegian Maritime Foundation
1998Co-author to «Baker & McKenzie’s Telecommunication laws in Europe», Butterworths
1998Co-author to «Doing Business in the Nordic countries», Kluwer

Current directorships

  • Goodtech ASA, Chairman (listed, industry)
  • Freyr Battery S.A (listed NYSE:FREY)
  • Norsk Titanium AS (listed, industry)
  • EMGS – Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (listed oil services)
  • Kongsberg Digital Holding ASA
  • KLP Eiendom AS (real estate)
  • Energima AS (private owned, real estate infrastructure services)
  • Connect Bus AS (Nordic operator of public transportation services)
  • Transparency International, Norway branch (non-profit assignment)

Other current appointments

  • Borregaard ASA – Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Several previous professional directorships and other assignments in Norwegian and international companies, hereunder:

  • Chairman of Gassco AS 2016 – 2019, state-owned entity for operation and development of the Norwegian natural gas infrastructure (pipelines and plants), gross turnover 9’ MNOK (2018)
  • Chairman of OSE listed Renewable Energy Corporation (“REC”) ASA during transformation in 2013 when market cap increased from 2’ to 10’ MNOK
  • Chairman of Infratek ASA 2011 – 2014, acquired by PE investment fund Triton and delisted from OSE in 2013/2014
  • Chairman of Rocksource ASA 2009 – 2012 (OSE listed, oil & gas exploration)
  • Chair of Audit Committee in Itera ASA until 2020
  • Chair of Audit Committee in Q-Free ASA until 2013
  • Chair of Nomination Committee in BWG Homes ASA until 2014
  • Chair of Nomination Committee in Sevan Marine (later renamed Magnora) ASA until 2018

Further, chairman of Stabæk Fotball 2006 – 2009, as the first female chair of a Norwegian male top series football club. Established a female top series team during my term of service, as the first Norwegian club with both male and female top football, and won the top division for men in 2008 for the first time in the club’s history.

Other information

Co-founder and Chairman of Helsetelefonen AS (, private medical services.

External examiner at the University of Oslo (law faculty), lecturer at the Centre for Legal Studies (corporate law, M&A and contracts) and various private lecture assignments, in particular within the fields of corporate/commercial law and corporate governance.

A number of chairmanships and other honorary posts in student organisations at college and university. Extensive experience in consultancy and board assignments for foreign employers, providing competence in professional English, oral and written, and in cross cultural relations. Leader and partner in charge for a number of large projects, transactions and litigations.