Stina Johansen

February 8, 2024

Ramboll appoints new Managing Director for Norway

Ramboll is delighted to announce that Arne Birkeland has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Ramboll Norway, effective from 1 March 2024.   

Arne Birkeland joins Ramboll as new Managing Director for Norway. (Photo credit: Tony Hall)

Arne Birkeland brings international senior management experience and years of strategic business leadership and organisational development. His accomplishments include a growth journey of Mørenot Group as CEO, as well as leading strategic initiatives and alliances at Westcon Group AS. He also has extensive experience within the industry sector, a key strategic area for Ramboll, and he has been leading Naval Architects and Engineering resources in Wärtsilä Corporation and Aker Solutions. With a proven track record of driving growth and leading successful transformations, Arne is well-equipped to continue growing Ramboll Norway and strengthening our market position.

“We look forward to welcoming Arne to Ramboll," says Peter Heymann Andersen. "His extensive experience in business management, coupled with a strong focus on sustainability and strategic vision, will be instrumental in driving Ramboll's growth and impact in Norway as the Partner for Sustainable Change. In his previous roles, Arne Birkeland has demonstrated strong leadership in navigating complex business environments, delivering value to the clients, and driving sustainable practices”.

"I am excited to join Ramboll and, together with all experts across markets and geographies, continue grow and strengthen our business in Norway on the very strong foundation built by my predecessor Ole-Petter Thunes and his team," says Arne. "Ramboll's commitment to sustainability and innovation aligns perfectly with my own values, and I am strongly motivated by the purpose of Ramboll as an organisation. I look forward to working with the talented team in Norway and our international organisation to deliver impactful solutions for our clients and communities."

Ole-Petter Thunes, who announced he would be stepping down last year, will transition to a role as Senior Project Director from 1 March and will continue working closely with clients and projects.

Delivering for our clients in Norway and beyond

In Norway Arne will lead our 1,600 experts, who deliver solutions within Buildings, Transport, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, Management Consulting and Henning Larsen. He will be instrumental in driving collaboration and bringing the best of Ramboll’s sustainability insight, innovation power and design excellence to our clients.

He will be responsible for strategically developing Ramboll’s Norwegian business, continuing the execution of the current strategy and business plan, as well as articulating and implementing new strategies for profitable growth in close collaboration with all seven markets in Ramboll. He will also focus on increasing collaboration with Ramboll's Global Engineering and Automation Centre in India to enhance profitability, scalability, and resource flexibility.

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  • Peter Heymann Andersen

    Group Chief Operating Officer, Markets

    +45 51 61 84 54

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