Olav Kjell Holtan named Chair of the Year 2010

Van Olav Kjell Holtan named Chair of the Year 2010

Ekornes chairman, Olav Kjell Holtan, is selected Chair of the Year 2010.  He received the award from the Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske at an energy summit at Hotel Continental in Oslo on June 1st.

Ekornes chairman, Olav Kjell Holtan, is selected Chair of the Year 2010.  He received the award from the Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske at an energy summit at Hotel Continental in Oslo on June 1st.  

Holtan has been the chairman of Ekornes since 1990, and is among the people with the longest experience in the Norwegian furniture industry.

The panel of judges says that Holtan’s academic knowledge on relevant areas through 20 years has contributed to making the production of Ekornes well oriented towards the customers’ requests. The chairman is considered very results-oriented, and Ekornes has delivered stable results of NOK 4-500 million the past few years.

According to the panel, Olav Kjell Holtan holds great respect for his personal integrity, maturity and authority. As chairman, he is very good at motivating and challenging all seven board members, making them share their knowledge and experiences.

See the complete ceremony and Holtan's acceptance speach on www.first.no

(Source: styreinfo.no)