Powel announces new Chief Executive Officer

Powel is pleased to announce the appointment of Trond Straume as the company’s new CEO. Straume has broad Nordic and international experience from leading positions in several innovative technology companies. 

Straume comes to Powel from the position as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in AVEVA, a UK listed company, where he has held several positions since 2010. 

“Powel is a leading technology company in the markets they serve, known for delivering high-quality products, services and solutions to their customers. Unique domain expertise and technology expertise, combined with an impressive dedication to innovation makes the company well positioned for further growth. I am looking forward to becoming part of the team and serve as Chief Executive,” says Straume. 

“Powel’s board has been through a very thorough process where we have considered a large number of strong candidates. A unanimous board has concluded that Straume is the best fit for Powel. In addition to his broad and relevant background, he has a personality that suits the organisation and the challenges ahead. We strongly feel that he is the right person to lead Powel into a new phase of profitable growth and are very happy that he has accepted the position,” says Powel’s chairman of the board, Jarle Roth. 

Straume is currently based in Cambridge, UK and will relocate to Norway with his family this summer. He will start in August and will be based at Powel’s headquarters in Trondheim, Norway. The board and the rest of Powel are very pleased to welcome him on board.


For more information, please contact: 

Jarle Roth, Chairman of the Board, Powel 
Phone: (+47) 917 92 985 

Trond Straume
Phone : (+47) 907 99 625


About Powel 

Powel AS provides business-critical software solutions and related services to energy and utilities markets, public sector and the construction industry. Our solutions are developed in close cooperation with our customers and technology partners. The company has more than 1300 customers in over 20 countries.   

Powel is a privately-owned company founded in 1996 with 500 employees, headquartered in Trondheim, Norway. The company has offices in eight countries. For more information, please go to www.powel.com