SMART, AMBITIOUS PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SUCCEED

Since 1876, we have invested in and further developed companies with great potential – companies run by ambitious people.

HOW WE WORK

01

SPEAK CLEARLY

Don't waste people's time: no gibberish, buzzwords or unnecessary financial terms.
02

PROTECT THE CULTURE

Don't mess with what makes each company unique.
03

MAINTAIN AUTONOMY

We want all the businesses we are invested in to operate independently of other companies we own or have interests in.
04

MAKE FOUNDERS PROUD

When we take over a company, we do what we can to follow the original vision.
05

WORK WITH GOOD PEOPLE

Life is short, so we always choose to work with people we like and trust.
06

LEAVE PEOPLE BE

We buy great companies, hire skilled managers and let them do what they do.
THE PEOPLE
Håkon Sverre Rønning
Håkon Sverre Rønning
Partner - Head of Operational Excellence
Håkon Sverre Rønning

Meet Håkon

Håkon is the most athletic member of the team and runs more than seven miles a week. His background is in consulting, and his main competencies are software/technology, consumer goods and old Excel formulas. Håkon has two small children.

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Stig Kristensen
Stig Kristensen
Real Estate Developer
Stig Kristensen

Meet Stig

Stig has been a football coach at thousands of matches and completed two half marathons in 2023 – after not having run for twenty years. He stays in the office until the inbox is empty, and his area of expertise is property development. Stig has four children and a small dog called AC Milan.

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Sigmund Steensen Bjørheim
Sigmund Steensen Bjørheim
Partner
Sigmund Steensen Bjørheim

Meet Sigmund

Sigmund has named his holding company after Settlers of Catan – that’s how much he loves this board game. He is responsible for following up on the financial results of our portfolio companies, and he knows accounting, tax regulations, and corporate law better than anyone. Sigmund has one child, and if he ever gets twins, he will name them Debet and Credit.

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Eirik Iversen
Eirik Iversen
CFO
Eirik Iversen

Meet Eirik

Eirik was in his time a professional handball player (zero pressure for his two sons). Areas of expertise are in industry as well as being a general banking, accounting, auditing and compliance wizard. Eirik wishes he had a dog.

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Einar Romsaas
Einar Romsaas
Partner
Einar Romsaas

Meet Einar

Einar grew up on a farm and likes to plough through annual reports in search of hidden treasures. He is responsible for our investments in listed companies and has a strong, unwavering value-investor mindset. As an engineer, Einar prefers Python to Excel.

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Renate Kolnes
Renate Kolnes
Office Manager
Renate Kolnes

Meet Renate

Renate is the deputy mayor of Randaberg and a passionate vegetarian. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our headquarters, Bethel. Renate has a dog and three children.

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Erlend Aanestad
Erlend Aanestad
Partner - Eiendom
Erlend Aanestad

Meet Erlend

Erlend rolled around on a skateboard all over Stavanger as a child and is far out on the extrovert scale. He is responsible for our real estate business. Erlend has three children and no cats.

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Ingrid Opedal
Ingrid Opedal
Partner
Ingrid Opedal

Meet Ingrid

Ingrid bought her first microeconomics book when she was twelve, so we are quite sure she feels right at home as an investor at Øgreid. Ingrid has a background in consulting and is the leader of our operational excellence initiatives.

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Halvor Øgreid
Halvor Øgreid
Managing Director
Halvor Øgreid

Meet Halvor

Halvor would not have passed the job interview at Øgreid but makes up for it by being creative and allergic to social conformity and consensus investments. He has three children, a dog and five ducks.

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Eirik Ronold Mathisen
Eirik Ronold Mathisen
Partner
Eirik Ronold Mathisen

Meet Eirik

Eirik grew up analyzing shares and thinking about value investments. His areas of expertise are industry, oil services and the food and beverage industry. He has two young children and three cats, and he uses the gym a lot.

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ADVANTAGES OF HAVING ØGREID AS A PARTNER

MARKETING

We have access to a large network with expertise in marketing, sales, software, production, acquisitions, accounting and auditing, and more.

GROWTH STRATEGY

We have extensive experience with strategy work, especially growth strategy.

FINANCING

We can take care of bank relations, financing,auditing, etc.

INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

We have experience with growth companies that have expanded internationally.

ACQUISITION OF COMPLEMENTARY BUSINESSES

We can assist in the purchase of complementary businesses (M&A).

PROFESSIONALIZATION

We can help professionalize businesses.

Join the team

Øgreid is constantly developing, and we are always looking for great managers for future portfolio companies, board members and chairmen, as well as partners for our core team.

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