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The corporate management team

Atle Neteland, CEO
Atle Neteland (born 1951) is a graduate engineer. He has been CEO of BKK since 1992. He was previously Managing Director of Akershus Energiverk. Mr Neteland is a board member of Tafjord kraft, Sunnfjord Energi, Sognekraft, Ventelo, Mongstad Vekst and Sunnhordland Kraftlag.

Birger C Schønberg, CFO
Birger C Schønberg (born 1951) is deputy CEO. He has worked for BKK since 1994. He was educated at the Norwegian Naval College and has a Master's degree in Administrative Science from the USA. Mr Schønberg was previously Finance Director at Haukeland University Hospital. He is a board member of Sogn og Fjordane Energi and Chair of the Board of BKK Pensjonskasse.

Jostein Søfteland, Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Jostein Søfteland (born 1951) started working for BKK in 1997. He is a qualified lawyer and has previously worked as head of administration in the Hordaland division of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, as head of Municipal Affairs at the County Governor in Hordaland, and as Section Manager and Department Director in the City of Bergen. He is Deputy Chair of BKK Pensjonskasse and a member of the Negotiating Committee of EnergiNorge.

Wenche Teigland, Executive Vice President of Energy
Wenche Teigland (born 1966) started working for BKK in 2006. She is a graduate engineer and has previously worked for Gasnor, ABB Offshore Systems, Aker Engineering and Solbos AS. Ms Teigland is a board member of EnergiNorge, and Chair of the Board of Vestavind Offshore and BKK Varme.

Thor André Berg, Executive Vice President of Network (from October 2010)
Thor André Berg (born 1966) is a graduate engineer and has worked in BKK since 1992. He is also a business economist and has a Master’s degree in strategic management. He holds a number of directorships, including in Sognekraft and Fjordkraft.

Tonny Nundal, Executive Vice President of Public Relations
Tonny Nundal (born 1957) started working for BKK in 2008. He has a Bachelor’s degree with qualifications from teacher training college and university college, and has completed a number of different management development programmes. Mr Nundal has almost 25 years’ experience from managerial positions in newspapers and digital media. He also has wide experience of directorships in different media companies and came from the position of chief editor and managing director of the newspaper Haugesunds Avis.

Lise Reinertsen, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
Lise Reinertsen (born 1964) started working for BKK in 2004. She was educated at the Norwegian Naval College and has taken further qualifications in management and logistics. She has previously worked in the fields of economics, logistics and reorganisation in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Ms Reinertsen is a board member of Sarsia Seed, Eiendomsmegler Vest, Connect Vest and BKK Produksjon and is a deputy member of a number of other company boards.

Birthe Iren Grotle, Executive Vice President of Customer
Birthe Iren Grotle (born 1965) started working for BKK in summer 2007. She has a degree in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and has previously worked for Deloitte Consulting, Coop Norge Bergen, Coop Hordaland and Bridgehead Vest.

Bjarne Skaar, Vice President of Development, the Customer business area
Bjarne Skaar (born 1955) has worked for BKK since 2001 and has qualifications in electronics, marketing and economics. His previous experience includes managerial positions in the Kinnevik group and Telenor, and he is now responsible for BKK’s telecommunications alliances and follow-up of holdings in the Western Norway Alliance. Mr Skaar is a board member of Ventelo Marked AS and Enivest AS, Deputy Chair of the Board of BKK Marked AS, Kundetjenester AS and BKK Energimåling AS, and Chair of BKK Fiber AS.

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