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Ice Group’s executive management team has a solid track record from Norwegian and international telecom markets.

Executive Management Team

Eivind Helgaker CEO bw Eivind Helgaker Chief executive officer


Eivind Helgaker (born 1975) is the CEO of Ice Group, a role he assumed in August 2018. He has been the managing director of ice in Norway since 2009.

Before joining ice, Helgaker was the country manager for CANAL+ Norway. Prior to this he spent seven years in various management roles at Tele2 in Norway and Holland, including his position in the Norwegian management group as the marketing director for Tele2 Norway.

Helgaker is a master of science in marketing from the BI Norwegian School of Management.

Helgaker and associated companies hold a total of 166,698 shares and 1,345,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Ola beinnes fosse Ola Beinnes Fosse Chief financial officer

Ola Beinnes Fosse (born 1981) is the CFO of Ice Group, a role he assumed in September 2021.

Beinnes Fosse joined Ice Group from Aker Horizons where he has held positions such as CFO and head of treasury. Beinnes Fosse has held various CFO roles since 2016, in Rem Offshore ASA, Hunter Group ASA, Kleven Verft AS and Aker Horizons ASA. Prior to this, he spent three years in DNB Markets' as Credit Research Analyst. Beinnes Fosse also has experience from The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) and AS Norske Shell.

Beinnes Fosse holds a Master of Management from the BI Norwegian School of Management.

Beinnes Fosse hold a total of 6,575 shares and 250,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Martin W Martin Westersø Chief of staff

Martin Westersø (born 1973) is chief of staff at Ice Group, a role he took on in 2019. From 2012 to 2019 he was finance director for Ice Group in Norway. Westersø has a background as auditor and consultant in KPMG, finance manager in Diageo Nordics & Baltics and head of finance at events company Off Piste. Westersø holds a masters degree in economics from BI Norwegian Business School.

Westersø and associated companies have a total holding of 20,583 shares and 365,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Shiraz Shiraz Abid Chief commercial officer

Shiraz Abid (born 1980) is responsible for sales and marketing at Ice Group. He joined Ice in Norway as sales director in 2010. Prior to this Abid spent five years With NetCom, where he was responsible for various distribution channels, product management and CRM towards both the B2B and B2C markets. Abid holds a masters degree in business administration and a bachelordegree in IT management from the BI Norwegian Business School in Norway.

Abid holds 6,992 shares and 400,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Jan Erik Jan-Erik Hvidsten Chief technology officer

Jan-Erik Hvidsten (born 1972) is responsible for the technology department (network, IT, PMO, procurement) in Ice Group, a role he has held since 2017. Hvidsten has more than 20 years’ experience from the Norwegian telecom industry. He has previously held roles as CTO and COO at Ventelo, CTO at 1881.no and CM at Motorola Norge AS (Nødnett). He holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications.

Hvidsten holds 861 shares and 250,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Hans H Hans Heggenhaugen B2B Director

Hans Heggenhaugen (born 1973) is responsible for Ice Group’s B2B organisation. He joined Ice Group in 2014 as Chief Product Director. From 2006 to 2014, Heggenhaugen spent eight years with NetCom (Telia), including the role as head of commercial management B2B and several other management roles. Prior to this, he spent several years in product management at Checkpoint Systems. Heggenhaugen holds a master’s degree in business, computing and information systems from Griffith University, Australia, and a bachelor's degree in economics and management from Trondheim College of Economics, now called NTNU Business School.

Heggenhaugen holds 13,043 shares and 285,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Reynir Reynir Johannesson Communication director

Reynir Johannesson (born 1985) is responsible for communication and public affairs in Ice Group. He joined Ice Group in 2018. Johannesson has several years’ communications experience and has formerly held roles as junior minister at the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, political advisor at the Norwegian Parliament and publically elected in Sandefjord municipality, Norway. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Iceland.

Johannesson holds 5,379 shares and 250,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.

Icon Kirsti Eidsvik General counsel

Kirsti Eidsvik (born 1980) joined Ice Group as general counsel in June 2021. Eidsvik is a an experienced business attorney with background from private practice and as in-house counsel. Before joining Ice, Eidsvik came from Aker Solutions, where she held various head of legal and managerial roles, lastly as Head of Legal Subsea. From 2007-2015 Eidsvik worked as an attorney-at-law at Wikborg Rein, a Norwegian top tier law firm. Eidsvik has also worked as deputy judge at Stavanger District Court. She holds a cand.jur. degree from the University of Oslo.

Eidsvik holds zero shares and 180,000 share options in Ice Group ASA.