Statnetts board of directors

Pursuant to the decision of Statnett’s annual enterprise meeting, the Board shall consist of seven to nine members. Two or three members of the Board must be elected by and from among the employees. Read more about our board of directors below.
  Statnetts board of directors

 Jon Fredrik Baksaas




Jon Fredrik Baksaas

Board member since 2018, Chairman since 2018

Experience: CEO of Telenor 2002–2015. Prior to that, a number of key positions at Telenor. Experience from Aker, Stolt-Nielsen Seaway and Det Norske Veritas. After Telenor: international telecom consultant and advisor for Norwegian technology start-ups, also in the energy sector.
Board member of LM Ericsson AB and Handelsbanken AB.




Synne Homble, Board member


Synne Homble

Board member since 2013, Deputy Chair since 2015

Head of the Remuneration Committee


Experience: Chief Officer Mobility and Strategy in the NSB Group, Executive Vice President of Cermag Group AS / Cermaq ASA, lawyer at the law firm Wikborg Rein and member of the Norwegian National Contact Point for the OECD.


Maria Sandmark, Board member


Maria Sandsmark


Board member since 2013


Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Project Committee


Experience: Researcher at Møreforskning Molde AS, Associate Professor at Molde University College and consultant at ECON analysis.


Egil Gjesteland, Board member


Egil Gjesteland

Board member since 2012

Head of the Project Committee


Directorships: Egypt Solar B.V.

Experience: Owner of Gjesteland Consulting, IT Director and Project Director for a number of Statoil’s oil and gas projects.



Einar Anders Strømsvåg

Board member since 2015

Head of the Audit Committee


Directorships: Chairman of the Western Norway Regional Health Authority, member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).

Experience: Senior Advisor at Statoil, as well as various executive positions at Statoil, including director of the Group Audit function.




Tove Elisabeth Pettersen

Board member since 2018 


Experience: Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Bane NOR SF, former Senior Vice President at Hafslund ASA.





Pernille Dørstad

Employee-elected Board member since 2018, employee since 2014 


Experience: Senior Engineer at Statnett, Civil Engineer and Project Manager at Statoil and Kværner. Deputy Safety Representative, Statnett. Chief Employee Representative / Head of the Statnett branch of Tekna (The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals).




Ole Bjørn Kirstihagen

Employee-elected Board member since 2018, employee since 1986 


Experience: Operator at Norsk Hydro’s systems control centre. Worked with procurement and operation of computer systems at Statnett’s control centres. Chief Employee Representative / Head of NITO’s (The Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists) corporate group at Statnett.


Steinar Jøråndstad, Employee representative


Steinar Jøråndstad

Employee-elected Board member since 2004, employee since 1981

Member of the project committee


Experience: Team coordinator in Statnett’s division for Systems Operations, Asset Management and Markets, Head of the nationwide Electrician and IT Workers Union, member of the Working Environment Committee and Chief Safety Representative at Statnett.

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