Golding appointed CEO of Arendals Fossekompani

Benjamin Kristoffer Golding has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Arendals Fossekompani.

Benjamin Kristoffer Golding Photo DNB

“We are very pleased to welcome Golding to Arendals Fossekompani. With great insights into technology and a solid all-round industrial and financial background, Golding is well equipped to take Arendals Fossekompani to the next level,” says Trond Westlie, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arendals Fossekompani.

Golding (born 1980) is currently Group Executive Vice President of Products and Innovation at the Norwegian bank DNB. He brings experience from industrial and industrial investment companies, such as Orkla, Aker Solutions and Akastor, in additions to years at McKinsey. Golding serves as chairman of the board of Bits AS and as a board member of Vipps AS and Bankid Bankaxept AS. He holds a master’s degree in Technology within Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Partly raised in Arendal, Golding has spent most of his life in Trondheim and Oslo. In 2018 he returned to his hometown together with his wife and two children.

“I am thrilled to join Arendals Fossekompani. Being an Arendal native, it is a company I have followed with pride and admiration. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the group and its portfolio companies in a new phase, together with an experienced and highly competent team,” says Golding.

Benjamin Golding will assume his position at Arendals Fossekompani as soon as his job in DNB comes to an end but no later than 1 August 2023.

For further comments, please contact:

Trond Westlie, Chairman of the Board of Arendals Fossekompani: +47 974 04 496

Hanne Watts, VP Communications Arendals Fossekompani: +47 974 04 496

Benjamin Golding, incoming CEO of Arendals Fossekompani: +47 924 06 952

Arendals Fossekompani |

Arendals Fossekompani (AFK) is a long-term investment company that owns energy- and technology-related companies which enable the transition to energy security and next generation industrial technologies. AFK operates globally in several future-oriented industries, including 3D printing, wireless charging, algo trading, satellite services, battery- and solar technology, software, and digitization. Established in 1896, AFK has been a proud producer of renewable hydro power for more than 100 years. The company is headquartered in Arendal, Norway and listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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This stock exchange announcement was published by Lars Peder Fensli, acting CEO and CFO,

Arendals Fossekompani ASA, on 10 January 2023 at 08:00 CET.