Heier comes from the position as Chief Operating Officer at Telenor Maritime. She has previously held various management positions at MacGregor, Aker Solutions, and Data Respons. In her early professional life, Heier also worked at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands and at CERN in Switzerland.
Heier holds a master’s degree in technical cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She is the Deputy Chairman of NHO Agder and a Board Member of Space Norway.
“I look forward to utilizing my background in telecommunications and technology within Arendals Fossekompani. My international perspectives and experience from operational management should also be well aligned with the company’s activities. I am excited about joining a company I have always thought highly of,” says Heier.
At Arendals Fossekompani, she will have a special focus on portfolio companies NSSLGlobal and Tekna.
“Ann-Kari brings a breadth of experience to our organization, including specific expertise into satellite communications, which is highly relevant to us. We are pleased to have her join our management team,” says Benjamin Golding, CEO of Arendals Fossekompani.