FFI board

The board is FFI's supreme body and is responsible for the institutes activities.

Portrett av styreleder Malin Stensønes

Malin Stensønes

Chair of the Board since 2017

Malin Stensønes is Chair of the FFI Board. She has been the Director of the Oslo Region European Office in Brussels (2012–2014) and The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (1999­–2010), responsible for international and national business and industry policy. She has also served as political advisor to the Norwegian Minister of Defence (1997–1999). Mrs. Stensønes is the author of two books on defence and societal security and preparedness.

Portrett av styremedlem Kristin Misund

Kristin Misund

Member of the Board since 2013

Kristin Misund is R&D director at Borregaard since 2004. She has extensive experience as a member and Chair of various boards, among them Innovation Norway, Oslofjordfondet and the Research Council of Norway. Mrs. Misund holds a PhD in engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Portrett av styremedlem Tone Lindberg Grøstad

Tone Merethe Lindberg Grøstad

Member of the Board since 2017

Tone Merethe Lindberg Grøstad is director of Maskingrossisternes Forening. Previously, she has been director of Natech AS and Habu Technology. Grøstad has several board positions and solid experience from industrial development in the petroleum industry. She holds a degree in management, personnel development and working life knowledge from Nord University.

Portrett av styremedlem Grytting

Trond Grytting

Member of the Board since 2018

Trond Grytting is Rear Admiral in the Armed Forces and has a long and varied background from the Navy. He was Norway’s Defence Attaché to the United States and Canada from 2010 to 2014. Grytting has previously been Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces’ operational headquarters in Bodø (2009–2010) and Chief of the Regional Command of Northern Norway (2005–2009). He has also been head of the Norwegian Task Group and the Coastal Squadron. Grytting is educated at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.
  

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Erik Espeset

Member of the Board since 2019

Erik Espeset is CEO of TAFJORD. He has previously been CEO of Hexagon Composite ASA and manager of Enron Nordic Energy. Espeset holds a Master of Science in engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He is Chair of the board of the environmental foundation Zero and of Mørenett AS.

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Thor Engøy

Employee-elected member of the Board since 2019

Thor Engøy is a principal scientist at FFI. He joined FFI in 1995. Engøy has worked with measuring radioactive pollution and testing radiation detectors, and has extensive experience from military environmental cooperation. Engøy holds a PhD in physics from University of Oslo.

Kristian Svartveit

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Employee-elected member of the Board since 2019

Kristian Svartveit is a scientist at FFI. He joined FFI in 2003, and his field of study is navigation. Svartveit holds a Master of Science in engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).