Tekna Holding appoints Espen Schie as new CFO

Portfolio company Tekna Holding ASA (Tekna, OSE: TEKNA), the world-leading provider of advanced materials to industry, has appointed Espen Schie as new CFO. Mr. Schie brings long-term financial management experience and comes from the role as Vice President of Finance & Controlling at Arendals Fossekompani ASA.

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«I am pleased to have Espen Schie on site at the Tekna headquarters in Sherbrooke. I am certain that he will be a great addition to the highly skilled Tekna team going forward,” says Lars Peder Fensli, acting CEO of Arendals Fossekompani.

Mr. Schie has held several different roles at Arendals Fossekompani ASA. He was previously CFO at EFD Induction Group and over the past years he has already collaborated on various projects with Tekna and comes with a good understanding of its operations. Schie holds a double master’s degree in finance from Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal) and Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo School of Economics (Brazil).

Espen Schie will succeed Serge Blackburn, who will retire at the end of 2023. Mr. Schie will be based in Sherbrooke and will be responsible for overseeing the company's financial strategy, reporting and compliance. He will be a key member of the leadership team, working closely with the CEO and other senior executives. He will take up his new role as of 18 of January 2023.

"We are delighted to welcome Espen to Tekna. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role and will be a great asset to the team. We look forward to working with him to make sure we can fulfil our high expectations for the future. At the same time, I would like to thank Serge for his extraordinary commitment and outstanding service over the years," says Luc Dionne, CEO of Tekna.

"I am excited to be joining Tekna and look forward to working with the leadership team to drive the company's growth and profitability. I am honoured to be taking on this role and help realize the huge potential of Tekna," Espen Schie says.