SCANA: Pål Selvik appointed new CEO of Scana ASA
Bergen, 31 May 2023: Pål Selvik has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of
Scana ASA. Selvik comes from the role as CFO of the GC Rieber Group and will
assume the CEO position 1st of September 2023. He will succeed Oddbjørn Haukøy,
who has held the position as interim CEO since January 2023.
Selvik also serves as the Chair of the Board at Scana ASA. He will step down
from the Board before he starts his new role as CEO, and a new Board Director
will be nominated by the election committee.
"We are pleased to inform that the Board has appointed Pål Selvik to succeed
Oddbjørn Haukøy as CEO of Scana ASA. Selvik has more than 20 years' experience
from equity and capital markets and brings relevant competence from various
industries, including shipping and offshore. Serving as the Chair of the Board,
Selvik knows Scana well, and we are confident that he will be a perfect match
for the company and the right candidate to further develop our organisation and
ensure that we deliver on our ambitions", says Birgitte Feginn Angelil, Director
of the Board in Scana ASA.
Selvik has held the position as CFO of the GC Rieber Group since 2008, and is
also CEO of GC Rieber Fortuna AS, an investment company within the GC Rieber
Group. In addition, he holds extensive experience from Board positions in
various industries, such as shipping and offshore, real estate, financial and
from industrial companies. Selvik holds an MBA in Finance from NHH (Norwegian
School of Economics).
"As part of the Board, I have been really impressed by the people and
capabilities at Scana. I am very excited to take up the role as CEO, and I am
convinced that Scana has a great potential to further develop its position as a
solutions provider to accelerate the green shift. By being a driving force in
electrification and emission reduction solutions, Scana will continue to push
the decarbonisation of the maritime and offshore sectors," says Pål Selvik,
assuming CEO of Scana ASA.
As Oddbjørn Haukøy steps down as interim CEO, he will continue to be part of the
management team with a special focus on business development across the
portfolio companies. Haukøy is also the second largest shareholder of the
"It has been exciting and rewarding to serve as interim CEO for the last few
months, and now I am looking forward to continuing to build customer relations
and further develop our business opportunities. I am happy that the company has
appointed Selvik as new CEO. He holds relevant experience and has thorough
knowledge about the industry and Scana. We complement each other well, and I
look forward to working closely together moving forward," says Haukøy.
"The Board would like to thank Haukøy for his efforts as interim CEO. Haukøy has
been instrumental in the establishment of PSW Group, which was acquired by Scana
ASA in 2022. He has contributed greatly to the growth we now are witnessing in
Scana ASA, and we are delighted that Haukøy will continue in a key operational
role for Scana also going forward," says Birgitte Feginn Angelil.
For further information:
Anette Netteland Dybvik, Head of IR and Investments, Scana ASA +47 41 66 77 87
Birgitte Feginn Angelil, Director of the Board, Scana ASA, +47 901 90 150
Oddbjørn Haukøy, interim CEO, Scana ASA, +47 911 71 914
Pål Selvik, assuming CEO, Scana ASA , +47 970 46 502
Scana ASA in brief
Scana is a listed industrial owner company in the ocean industries creating
value through active ownership in market-leading portfolio companies. Our vision
is to accelerate decarbonisation of the maritime and offshore sector by being a
driving force in electrification and emission reduction solutions. Scana's
portfolio companies have a solid innovation and commercialisation history based
on core competence in selected niches. Scana is headquartered in Bergen and has
around 400 employees. www.scana.no