Executive Management, Board of Directors and Annual Reports

Executive Management

Linda Bernander Silseth  -  CEO 

Linda draws on broad management experience and has a proven track record of success from a number of positions held in the Norwegian tourist industry. She joined Flytoget in 2008 from her position as CEO for Tusenfryd amusement park. She had previously been Director of the Franchise Division of Choice Hotels Scandinavia. Bernander Silseth was educated at the University of Stavanger.

Emil Eike  - Commercial Director

Emil Eike draws on many years of management experience from the Norwegian Armed Forces, the consulting industry and NSB. He joined Flytoget in 2014 from his position as General Manager for NSB Gjøvikbanen AS. Eike has also trained and worked internationally. He graduated from the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo with a Masters degree in Business Administration in 2014.

Eva Sørby Bråten  -  Director of Finance

Eva Sørby Bråten has a Masters degree in Finance and Management from the BI Norwegian Business School. Eva first joined Flytoget as Chief Accountant in 2007, after which she worked as Financial Controller for a period before taking on her current position as Director of Finance in 2014. She has previously held a number of different positions within the field of finance, and worked as a consultant specialising in the implementation of ERP systems.

Hans Kristensen  -  Director of Safety and Technical Development

Hans Kristensen has a degree in economics from the BI Norwegian Business School. His experience includes HR and general management in Hydro. He joined Flytoget as HR Manager from his position as Personnel Manager for Hydro Aluminium Extrusion. He went on to hold the position of Director of Operations and Services for a 6-year period before taking on his current directorship.

Kari Skybak  -  Director of Human Resources

Kari Skybak has a BA in Social Sciences from Edinburgh University in Scotland as well as a degree in Leadership and Organisational Development from the BI Norwegian Business School. She draws on wide experience of working in Human Resources in Scandinavia as well as internationally.  She was Personnel Manager for Vingreiser AS, DHL International and UPC Norge (currently Get) before she joined Flytoget as Director of Human Resources in 2005. 

Jarle Røssland  -  Director of Operations

Jarle Røssland has broad operative experience of the railway industry from working as a train driver, instructor and test driver. He joined Flytoget from NSB in 1997. He held the position of Operations Supervisor and then Operations Manager before he was made Director of Operations. 

Board of Directors

Flytoget’s Board of Directors has eight members, three of whom have been elected by and from amongst the company’s employees. The other Board members are elected by the shareholder at the annual general meeting for a period of two years at a time. The staff representatives are also elected for a two-year term. There are three female members of the Board.

Wenche Kjølås

Born in 1962
Position: Chief Executive Officer, Grieg Maturitas AS
Chairman of the Board since 2013

Wenche has an economics degree from the Norwegian School of Economics. She has held executive positions in Deloitte Touche Ross, the Hakon Group, Kavli and Grieg Logistics. She sits on the Board of Grieg Group Resources as well as on the board of a number of companies within the Grieg Group. She has also held directorships in a number of listed companies. 

Trygve Gjertsen

Born in 1953
Position: Senior Vice President of Braathens Aviation
Member of the Board since 2005

Trygve is a business economist with a degree from the Norwegian School of Economics. He was formerly a partner with Ernst & Young. He has been Braathen’s Chief Operating Officer and has also held the position of Director of Corporate Strategy for the Norwegian Post Office.

Per Sanderud

Born in 1953
Position: Director of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Member of the Board and Vice-Chairman since 2011

Per is an economist with a degree from Oslo University. He has been Assistant Director General of the Ministry of Finance, Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, and both Director General and Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications as well as for the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Tone Merethe Lindberg

Born in 1972
Position: Owner and CEO of Konsulent Tone Lindberg AS
Member of the Board since 2009

Tone holds degrees in economics and business organisation from Lillehammer and Bodø University Colleges. She sits on the board of Innovation Norway, AIM Norway and Avinor.

Jan Garder Gundersen

Born in 1963
Position: Train Driver
Member of the Board since 2010

Jan started working as a train driver for NSB in 1996, but has been driving the Airport Express Train since 1998. He has been the principal local shop steward for the Norwegian Union of Locomotive Engineers since 2010.

Camilla Asker

Born in 1979
Position: Train Steward
Member of the Board since 2014

Camilla is a sommelier trained at the Institute of Gastronomy at the University of Stavanger. She has 10 years experience of working as a butler and restaurant manager at a number of restaurants run by Bølgen og Moi. She started working for Flytoget as a Train Steward in 2012 and has held a seat on the local board of the Norwegian Railway Workers Union since 2014.

Per Stene

Born in 1972
Position: Train Steward
Member of the Board since 2014

Per has worked as a painter and decorator, a postman and as a valet for a rental company. He started working for Flytoget as a Train Steward in 2011 and has been the main local union representative for the Norwegian Railway Workers Union since 2014.

Rolf Gunnar Roverud

Born in 1958
Position: Board Member and Consultant
Member of the Board since 2013

Rolf holds a degree in economics as well as an MA in strategy and management. He has previously been CEO of Scana Industries and has held senior executive positions with NSB as well as Saga Petroleum.