Pål Selvik appointed new CEO of Scana ASA

Bergen, 31 May 2023: Pål Selvik has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Scana ASA. Selvik comes from the role as CFO of the GC Rieber Group and will assume the CEO position 1st of September 2023. He will succeed Oddbjørn Haukøy, who has held the position as interim CEO since January 2023.

Selvik also serves as the Chair of the Board at Scana ASA. He will step down from the Board before he starts his new role as CEO, and a new Board Director will be nominated by the election committee. 

“We are pleased to inform that the Board has appointed Pål Selvik to succeed Oddbjørn Haukøy as CEO of Scana ASA. Selvik has more than 20 years’ experience from equity and capital markets and brings relevant competence from various industries, including shipping and offshore. Serving as the Chair of the Board, Selvik knows Scana well, and we are confident that he will be a perfect match for the company and the right candidate to further develop our organisation and ensure that we deliver on our ambitions”, says Birgitte Feginn Angelil, Director of the Board in Scana ASA.

Selvik has held the position as CFO of the GC Rieber Group since 2008, and is also CEO of GC Rieber Fortuna AS, an investment company within the GC Rieber Group. In addition, he holds extensive experience from Board positions in various industries, such as shipping and offshore, real estate, financial and from industrial companies. Selvik holds an MBA in Finance from NHH (Norwegian School of Economics).

“As part of the Board, I have been really impressed by the people and capabilities at Scana. I am very excited to take up the role as CEO, and I am convinced that Scana has a great potential to further develop its position as a solutions provider to accelerate the green shift. By being a driving force in electrification and emission reduction solutions, Scana will continue to push the decarbonisation of the maritime and offshore sectors,” says Pål Selvik, assuming CEO of Scana ASA. 

As Oddbjørn Haukøy steps down as interim CEO, he will continue to be part of the management team with a special focus on business development across the portfolio companies. Haukøy is also the second largest shareholder of the company.

“It has been exciting and rewarding to serve as interim CEO for the last few months, and now I am looking forward to continuing to build customer relations and further develop our business opportunities. I am happy that the company has appointed Selvik as new CEO. He holds relevant experience and has thorough knowledge about the industry and Scana. We complement each other well, and I look forward to working closely together moving forward,” says Haukøy.

“The Board would like to thank Haukøy for his efforts as interim CEO. Haukøy has been instrumental in the establishment of PSW Group, which was acquired by Scana ASA in 2022. He has contributed greatly to the growth we now are witnessing in Scana ASA, and we are delighted that Haukøy will continue in a key operational role for Scana also going forward,” says Birgitte Feginn Angelil.

For further information:
Anette Netteland Dybvik, Head of IR and Investments, Scana ASA +47 41 66 77 87
Birgitte Feginn Angelil, Director of the Board, Scana ASA, +47 901 90 150
Oddbjørn Haukøy, interim CEO, Scana ASA, +47 911 71 914
Pål Selvik, assuming CEO, Scana ASA , +47 970 46 502

Photo: Pål Selvik (left) and Oddbjørn Haukøy. Photo by Trude Brun Wilhelmsen

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