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The Team

Knut Roar Wiig

Knut Roar Wiig

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Knut Roar is one of the founders of Nordic Unmanned and its largest shareholder.​ He is a serial entrepreneur and together with the other founders analyzed that there was untapped potential in the UAV industry in Europe.​ Knut Roar is an intrepid entrepreneur who understands that there is profit to be made in the drone sector.

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.

Trond Østerhus

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Trond joined Nordic Unmanned in 2021 after having worked 13 years as the CFO of DSD AS.

Some of his responsibilities are account management, financial risk management, and to make sure that Nordic Unmanned has the funds available for growth, either from banks or new equity.

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.