Roar Olsen new CEO of UNINETT

As the Norwegian National Research and Education Network, UNINETT has been through considerable changes since its beginnings as a project in the 1970s, and its foundation as a limited company in 1993. With todays accelerated changes in technology, and the restructuring going on within higher education, the company faces yet more changes. Roar Olsen will be given the task of leading UNINETT into the future.

- We are very satisfied that Roar Olsen is joining UNINETT, says chairman of the board, Frank Arntsen. – The recruitment process has been thorough, and we are certain that Olsen is the right person to lead UNINETT. The board would also like to thank Petter Kongshaug for his formidable efforts as CEO and leader of UNINETT as a company and project through a period of 30 years.

- I’m very much looking forward to get started, says Roar Olsen. – UNINETT is an exciting company with an important role in society. I’ve been following the company from my position in The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth, and I’m impressed with its accomplishments. Now, I’m looking forward to meeting the very competent employees and to contribute to the further development of UNINETT.

Roar Olsen joins UNINETT 1 August and assumes the position of CEO from 1 September.