The Board of Spir Group ASA today appointed Per Haakon Lomsdalen as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Nicolay Moulin will continue to serve as the CEO until Lomsdalen takes over in August 2023, or according to further agreement.
Per Haakon Lomsdalen joins Spir Group
Per Haakon Lomsdalen joins Spir Group from the position as Country General Manager of Salesforce in Norway and Iceland and has previously held the position as COO of SAP in the Nordics and Country General Manager of SAP in Norway. He also has many years of experience in various leadership positions at IBM. Lomsdalen holds a Master of Science in marketing degree from BI Norwegian Business School.
“Since the start, Spir Group has developed rapidly and is today a large software house with a solid footprint in Norway and Sweden. The strategy remains unchanged, which implies high ambitions for further growth – both organically and through acquisitions. The Board is confident that Per Haakon Lomsdalen, with his long experience and proven track record from large, international software companies, is the right person to take Spir Group to the next level,” said Board chair Rolv Erik Ryssdal in Spir Group.
Rolv Erik Ryssdal, Per Haakon Lomsdalen og Nicolay Moulin
Nicolay Moulin steps down on the back of a mutual agreement between the Board and Moulin. The Board is grateful for Moulin’s great efforts over the last three and a half years in developing Spir Group into the company it is today.
“Nicolay has led the company from being a division of EVRY, through a public listing and several major acquisitions to become a leading Nordic software company. Nicolay’s efforts have been crucial to the journey that Spir Group has been through and that we are well-equipped for the time to come. At the same time, Spir Group is a young company that has grown very fast, and now it is natural to have a top executive with a somewhat different type of experience and profile,” said Rolv Erik Ryssdal.
A solid foothold in the data economy
“It has been a privilege to lead the Spir Group through almost four years, a period where we at high pace have spun off the company from EVRY, completed a public listing and two major acquisitions, raised new equity on several occasions, and made a range of strategic moves to optimize the group’s structure. Today, Spir Group is a company with a solid foothold in the data economy, with enormous opportunities for growth and value creation through continuing to develop good digital processes and effective links between the public and private sectors. We have achieved a lot, and for me, it feels natural to pass on the baton. I have great faith in Spir Group’s strategy and ability to execute, and I will follow developments with enthusiasm also from the sidelines,” says Nicolay Moulin.
“Spir Group has over a short period built a unique position in attractive niches in Norway and Sweden, and I am eager to learn more about the company and get to know my new colleagues. Spir Group plays an important role in society, and I look forward to contributing to value creation for customers, employees, shareholders, and society in general,” says Per Haakon Lomsdalen.
For further queries, please contact:
Rolv Erik Ryssdal
Telephone: +47 916 00 200
Nicolay Moulin, CEO
Telephone: +47 905 91 983