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," says Powel’s chairman of the board, Jarle Roth.
"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 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.