Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian has named Hans-Jorgen Wibstad as its new chief financial officer, succeeding Geir Karlsen.

Karlsen retained the top financial post after he took over as the airline’s chief executive in mid-year.

Wibstad will step into the role by June 2022.

He is a former chief financial officer of the maritime and aerospace firm Kongsberg Group, and currently occupies the equivalent post at Oslo-based energy and construction management firm Multiconsult.

Multiconsult says Wibstad has been with the company since May 2019 and refers to his “strong contribution and dedication”, adding: “He has played a key role in the transformation and improvement processes that have taken place [at the company].”

Norwegian says Wibstad has extensive experience in finance and strategic management.

“I am convinced that the company will benefit greatly from his solid background and experience in the time ahead,” says Karlsen.

Hans-Jorgen Wibstad-c-Norwegian

Source: Norwegian

Wibstad’s roles have included chief financial officer of Kongsberg Group