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Management team

We have a senior strategy team with extensive consulting, C-level and investor experience together with multidisiplinary skills in strategy, finance and operations. The team has worked within a broad range of industries.

Kristoffer Olsen, Founding Partner

Mr. Olsen has a background in strategic consulting (McKinsey Co.) and
fashion. Between 1992 and 1998 he was the CFO and later the CEO of
Scandinavian Retail Group ASA / Voice of Europe. Mr Olsen holds a BA from
the Wharton School as well as a MBA from INSEAD.

Phone: +47 91 54 61 01


Hans Kristian Melbye, Founding Partner

Mr. Melbye started his career as an auditor, working for seven years with
Coopers & Lybrand. In 1992 he joined the fashion retailer Voice of Europe, first
as Controller and then as Managing Director. Mr Melbye holds a BA from the
Norwegian School of Management.

Phone: +47 90 89 55 09


Bjørn Leiknes, Partner/CFO

Mr. Leiknes joined Jotunfjell Partners in 2016 following a 23 year career with
PWC where he was partner since 2002. His main responsibilities are within
M&A activities and oversight over the financial functions of portfolio
companies. Mr. Leiknes holds a degree in finance and business organization
from Heriot-Watt University and a master degree in auditing from the
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Phone: +47 45 87 57 44


Thor Hauge, Associate Partner

Mr. Hauge has extensive experience from retail chains, brand building and
conceptual design. He has been CEO of a Norwegian retail chain for almost
twenty years, and was co-founder of Travel Retail Norway. In these positions he
has completed several new estabalishments and acquisitions within retail. Mr
Hauge has his education from market ecomics at IFM.

Phone: +47 98 22 69 15


Thomas A. Kielland, Associate Partner

Mr. Kielland has experience from commercial banking and project financing,
and has for the past 14 years worked as a management consultant for various
industries. Mr. Kielland has a degree in finance and business administration
from Boston University.

Phone: +47 40 20 44 28


Lars Olav Olaussen – Partner

Mr. Olaussen has a background in sales, marketing, and strategy at Procter & Gamble, Ringnes, Findus, and Orkla.
From 2018 to 2023, he was the CEO of Komplett Group.
Lars holds a degree in business economics from BI Norwegian Business School.

Phone: +47 41 53 89 37