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Norwegian Air Appoints Hans-Jørgen Wibstad as Chief Financial Officer

Norwegian Air has appointed Hans-Jørgen Wibstad as the airline’s new Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years of experience in finance, Mr. Wibstad joins Norwegian from Multiconsult ASA, where he also served as CFO.


Norwegian Air’s New Chief Financial Officer, Hans-Jørgen Wibstad – Courtesy Norwegian

On Wednesday (November 24, 2021), Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the appointment of Hans-Jørgen Wibstad as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wibstad has over 20 years of experience from various CFO and leadership roles in industry, shipbuilding, shipping and offshore, and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Kongsberg Group. He joins Norwegian Air from Multiconsult ASA, where he also served as CFO. Wibstad was born in 1964 and is a Norwegian citizen. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Boulder in the U.S. In his new role, Hans-Jørgen Wibstad succeeds Geir Karlsen, who currently holds the role of both CFO and CEO of the company.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Norwegian’s CEO, Geir Karlsen, said,


“I look forward to welcoming Hans-Jørgen Wibstad to Norwegian and our group management. Wibstad has extensive experience in finance and strategic management, and I am convinced that the company will benefit greatly from his solid background and experience in the time ahead.”


Also commenting on his new role as CFO, Hans-Jørgen Wibstad said,


“I am very happy to have this opportunity. Norwegian is a market-leading low-cost airline with a strong brand and a loyal customer base. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience in a new industry and work closely with a solid management team when the aviation industry returns to a more normal everyday life.”


Norwegian Air Shuttle was founded in 1993 and offers smart and pleasant travel experiences at low prices. The airline has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by Skytrax for the last six years. Norwegian’s loyalty program, Norwegian Rewards, has also been voted ‘The Airline Industry’s Best Loyalty Program in Europe/Africa’ at the Freddie Awards four years in a row. In 2019, Norwegian became the first airline to sign the UN Climate Action Programme, committing to becoming climate neutral by 2050. The carrier currently offers affordable flights on a short-haul network of destinations in the Nordic countries and to key European destinations.



Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk