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The Team

Arne Roland

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Arne joined Nordic Unmanned in March 2023 and has 30 years of industrial experience in the aviation and industrial engineering industries. He was CEO of CHC Helicopters Norway from 2012 to 2017 and served four years as a board member of the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries. Prior to this, he spent 20 years with various Aker companies. Over the last few years, Roland has held interim CEO roles and consultancy assignments through ARTerra AS.

Lars A. Landsnes

Chief Operational Officer (COO)

Lars joined Nordic Unmanned as COO and Accountable Manager from Wideroe Airline, where he was VP Continuous Improvement. During the last 25 years, Lars has held various senior leadership positions in the manned aviation and aerospace industry. Experience from startups to large organizations in building new businesses, business lines and change management, supporting civil and military customers.

Knut Stålen

Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr. Stålen has more than 20 years of experience from CFO and management positions in scale-up companies and has been CEO of OwnersRoom AS for the last three years. Mr. Stålen has held CFO positions at several publicly listed companies, including Trolltech AS, Mamut ASA, and Next
Biometrics Group ASA.

Cecilie Drange

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Cecilie brings 20 years of experience from the oil and gas industry, and has worked for major service companies such as Sclumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford, in positions ranging from field operations to senior level business development and sales management roles. Cecilie has vast international experience, having worked in locations such as Kuwait, Libya and Kazakhstan in addition to several years on the NCS.

Thomas Alexander Ladsten

Chief Legal Officer (CLO)

Thomas comes from the position as Senior Counsel Legal at Equinor ASA. Prior to his position at Equinor, he has, amongst other things, been Head of Legal at Maersk Oil Norway AS, Eastern Hemisphere Counsel at Archer Management AS and lawyer at Deloitte Advokatfirma DA. He holds a law degree from the University of Bergen.

Steffan Lindsø

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Steffan comes from the position as Subsea Robotics Product Manager at Oceaneering. Some of his prior positions include Director of Emerging Technology, Global Service Line Manager and Project Manager, all at Oceaneering. Additionally, he is a Technical Committee Member at ONS, and is a creative engineer mind with a sound understanding of the commercial and business aspects of technology innovation.

Katrine Meldahl

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Katrine comes from the position as HR Director in Santander Consumer Bank, a position she had for 5 years. In total Katrine worked 17 years in the banking industry, covering all elements of the human relations department. Her first position in the company was as Vice President of Human Resources, before taking the role as Chief People Officer at the start of 2022.