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New Managing Director in Atea Norway

Press release 2021-09-06

Ole Petter Saxrud has been appointed as Managing Director in Atea Norway, effective immediately. He replaces Michael Jacobs, who is leaving Atea.  We want to thank Michael for his contribution to the development of Atea.

Ole Petter joined Atea in March 2020 as General Manager of Region East in Norway.  Region East is the largest region in Norway, covering Oslo and the surrounding population. In addition, Ole Petter has had overall responsibility for the professional services business in Norway during the past year. 

Prior to joining Atea, Ole Petter worked for the IT consultancy Sopra Steria from 2008 - 2020, most recently in the position of Director of Infrastructure Consultancy.  He has also previously worked as an IT director within Verisure.  Ole Petter served in the Norwegian military for 10 years, with responsibilities for leadership training, intelligence and security.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ole Petter Saxrud as Managing Director in Atea Norway,” commented Steinar Sønsteby, CEO of Atea Group.  “Ole Petter has done a very good job managing the largest business unit in Atea Norway for the last two years.  He also brings many years of management experience from the IT services industry, an area of strategic importance for Atea. We look forward to Ole Petter’s contribution as Managing Director of Atea Norway and as a member of the senior management of Atea Group.”

For further information, please contact:
Steinar Sønsteby, CEO Atea ASA, mobile (+47) 930 55 655
Robert Giori, CFO Atea ASA, mobile (+47) 934 09 188

About Atea
Atea is the leading supplier of IT infrastructure in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Atea is present in 84 cities with over 7,000 employees in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers hardware and software from leading global vendors, and provides consulting and technical services to support its customers with the design, implementation and operation of their IT environments. Atea had revenue of approximately NOK 40 billion (EUR 4 billion) in 2020 and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. 

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