New Executive Vice President of Asset Performance

Powel is delighted to announce the appointment of Lars Ove Johansen as the new Executive Vice President, Asset Performance to the Executive Team.

Johansen brings to his new role extensive capabilities in strategy, business and management from many different leadership positions in the Hafslund Group, the latest as Executive Vice President at Hafslund Nett.

“We are very pleased to welcome Lars Ove to our senior leadership team. His extensive knowledge about how utilities must change to meet tomorrow`s energy needs, will be an important asset to Powel,” says Trond Straume, CEO, Powel. “Powel wants to take a leading role on this journey. Lars Ove´s appointment will strengthen our team and help ensure that we keep meeting customer needs and demands, both in existing and new markets.”

“Powel is a Norwegian company with a proven track record of realising business value for its customers internationally. That triggers me. Powel also has many of the digital solutions needed in meeting the electrification needs of society. Working at Powel is a dream job for me," says Lars Ove Johansen. 

Johansen’s extensive background from the Hafslund Group during the last 18 years includes roles as Executive Vice President and Strategy Director at Hafslund Nett, Director of Business Development, adviser for the corporate management and portfolio manager for power trading at Hafslund ASA. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the London Guildhall University and a Master of Management from BI. 

Lars Ove Johansen will start on this role 1 November 2019. Arnstein Kjesbu, who has held the role as interim head of the Asset Performance business, will return to his position as CFO on this date. 


For more information, please contact:

Trond Straume, CEO, Powel
Phone: 907 99 625

Lars Ove Johansen
Phone: 992 91 460

About Powel:  
Powel is a product house with Norwegian roots, delivering software solutions to an international market. Our customers are mainly energy companies, contractors and the public sector. Innovation and sustainability are at the heart of what we do, and we help our customers work smarter, benefitting both their business and the environment. Our employees are as passionate about technology as they are about contributing to a greener future. 

Powel has several offices in Norway, including our Trondheim head office, as well as offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Turkey and Switzerland. Established in 1996, we are a privately-owned company with 400 employees.