Roar Olsen will replace Petter Kongshaug as CEO of UNINETT. Kongshaug has headed the company since its establishment in 1993, and will retire at the end of the year. Olsen is currently one of the directors at the Norwegian Health Network, and was until recently Director of Strategy at The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth.
As the Norwegian National Research and Education Network, UNINETT has been through considerable changes since its beginnings as a project in the 1970s, and its foundation as a limited company in 1993. With today’s accelerated changes in technology, and the restructuring going on within higher education, the company faces yet more changes. Roar Olsen will be given the task of leading UNINETT into the future.