The Board of Directors at Oslo Airport has appointed Øyvind Hasaas as new Managing Director. Hasaas (57) is currently CEO of solar cell manufacturer REC Solar ASA. He is a business economist and has broad industrial and market experience from major international corporations such as REC and Hydro.
Hasaas will be a part of Avinor's executive management and replaces Nic Nilsen, who gave notice that he wanted to step down as Managing Director for Oslo Airport last autumn. Hasaas will assume the position in August.
“I am very pleased to welcome Øyvind as our new Managing Director of Oslo Airport. It has been important to the Board to find a qualified heir to Nic Nilsen, who has developed Oslo Airport over the past 15 years. Øyvind has broad management experience in large and complex organizations at home and abroad, where the importance of safe and stable production has been essential,” says CEO Dag Falk-Petersen of Avinor AS.
“I look forward to taking over from Nic Nilsen and to developing Oslo Airport as a part of the Avinor Group. I will do everything to ensure that the terminal development will be completed on time and within the budgetary constraints, and with the least possible disruption for the users of Oslo Airport during the construction period. I also look forward to cooperating with Avinor employees and other partners to the benefit of the passengers,” says Øyvind Hasaas.
Oslo Lufthavn AS (OSL) owns and operates Norway's main airport, Oslo Airport at Gardermoen. OSL is an important transport hub in Norway with 23 million passengers and more than 230,000 aircraft movements every year. Oslo Lufthavn AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avinor.