Executive Management, Board of Directors and Annual Reports

Executive Management

Philipp Engedal - Managing Director
Philipp Engedal has an MBA from Mannheim University and draws on many years’ experience from senior management positions within a variety of sectors, including retail, logistics, freight, building supplies and transport. Engedal took up position as Flytoget’s Managing Director in January 2017. He joined us from Nobina Norge, where he had also been Managing Director.

Eva Sørby Bråten –Director of Finance
Eva Sørby Bråten has a degree in economics as well as a Master of Management degree 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 up 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.

Kari Skybak – Dierctor 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.

Thomas Berntsen  - Operations Director
Thomas Berntsen trained as an aviation engineer before he graduated from the BI Norwegian Business School with a degree in in business administration. He later supplemented this with courses in railway engineering and transport. Thomas has many years’ experience of the transport sector. He worked for SAS for 17 years, focusing on aircraft maintenance to start with before progressing to the position of Production Manager for Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Thomas joined Flytoget as Maintenance Manager but later took up position as Head of Engineering, and then Technical Director.

Toril Dyrkorn – Head of IT
Toril Dyrkorn is an IT engineer with a BA in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK. She also trained as an EDP engineer at Bergen University College. Toril has extensive experience of development work, system administration, project management, portfolio control and IT management from her many years at Telenor. She was head of Telenor’s IT project manager pool before she accepted the position as Head of IT for Flytoget in January 2007. 

Åge Pedersen – Head of Administration
Åge Pedersen is an Electronics Engineer from the the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He joined Flytoget in 2007 and has since held a number of positions with the company. Åge has previously held management positions in the electronics industry, including medical electronics.

Hans Kristensen – Project Director
Hans has a degree in Business Administration from the BI Norwegian Business School and has been working for Flytoget since 2000. Over this period he has held a variety of directorships. He draws on ten years’ experience from Norsk Hydro’s Aluminium Division.

Ida Marie Fottland – Head of Communications
Ida Marie Fottland graduated with a BA (Hons) from Trinity College at the University of Dublin; she also has an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Oslo. Ida has specialised on social communication, strategic processes and creative concept development. At Flytoget she holds the overall responsibility for the company’s communications with the outside world. Ida joined Flytoget in 2015 after many years at Geelmuyden Kiese.

Audun Lind-Eriksen – Head of Sales and Distribution
Audun Lind-Eriksen has an MSc in Marketing from NMH/BI Norwegian Business School. Audun has many year’s experience of the railway industry having spent a decade working for NSB with a focus on product development, yield management and project work. At Flytoget Audun project managed the procurement of new ticket and payment solutions before he took up his current position as Head of Sales and Distribution.

Lena Angela Nesteby – Brand Manager 
Lena A. Nestby graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the BI Norwegian Business School before returning to the same institution for her Master’s degree. Lena has been working for Flytoget since 2002 and has been building the Flytoget brand over many years. She has previously held positions with Møller US Import AS and Harald A. Møller AS, working in the fields of communication, marketing and brand building. She has been a staff representative on Flytoget’s Board since 2016.

Anne-Signe Fagereng – Marketing Manager
Anne-Signe Fagereng has an MA in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. She draws on broad experience from marketing and sales, particularly in the digital sector. She held the job of Marketing Director for FINN.no and Sales Manager for Google before she joined Flytoget in the autumn 2015.

Presentation of the Board of Directors

For the time being Flytoget’s Board of Directors have seven members, three of whom have been elected by Flytoget’s staff. The shareholder representatives on the Board are elected by the company’s Annual General Meeting for a two-year term. Staff representatives also serve for two years at the time.

Rolf Gunnar Roverud – Chairman of the Board
Born: 1958
Position: Board member and consultant
Chairman since: 2017

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.

Marianne Ødegård Ribe

Aslak Sverdrup

Gyrid Skalleberg Ingerø

Trygve Gjertsen
Born: 1953
Position: Director of Braathens Aviation
Board member since: 2005

Trygve has an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics. He was formerly a partner with Ernst & Young. He has been a Director for Braathens Aviation and has also held the position of Director of Corporate Strategy for the Norwegian Post Office 

Per Stene
Born: 1972
Position: Train steward, Flytoget AS
Board member 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. 

Jon E. Johansen
Born: 1959
Position: Train driver, Flytoget AS
Board member since: 2016

Jon trained as a machine fitter for the engineering industry at “Fredrikstad mekaniske verksted”. In 1982 he started working as a train driver for NSB, where he also worked as an instructor. Jon has been driving the Airport Express Train for Flytoget since 2001, and has also here worked as an instructor and examiner for new drivers. Jon has been a shop steward at Flytoget since 2008. 

Lena Angela Nesteby
Born: 1967
Position: Head of Design/Visual Profile, Flytoget AS
Board Member since: 2016

Lena graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the BI Norwegian Business School before returning to the same institution for her Master’s degree. Lena has been working for Flytoget since 2005 and has been building the Flytoget brand over many years. She has previously held positions with Møller US Import AS and Harald A. Møller AS.