Kongsberg Maritime Appoints New President

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan. Image courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime.

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan is expected to take over as the new president of Norwegian marine technology Kongsberg Maritime on Nov. 1, the company announced this month. She would take the reins from Egil Haugsdal, who has led Kongsberg Maritime since 2016.

“Under Egil’s leadership over the past six years, Kongsberg Maritime has doubled its size and strengthened its world-leading position within areas such as green shipping, underwater technology and offshore wind,” Geir Håøy, CEO of Kongsberg Maritime parent company Kongsberg Gruppen, said. “Egil will step into a new management role in the Group, which will be announced shortly.”

Haugan is a familiar face within the company, who was involved in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA’s defense and civil business areas and served as EVP Finance at Kongsberg Maritime and Finance Director at Kongsberg Protech Systems. She currently leads Kongsberg Maritime’s Deck Machinery & Motion Control division.

Haugan was instrumental in the integration and restructuring of Commercial Marine, a business unit acquired in 2019 from Rolls-Royce, which happens to be Kongsberg Gruppen’s largest acquisition to date.

“She has held several key roles in Kongsberg and has made a true difference to the company for many years,” Håøy said. “Lisa has extensive international experience and knows the Kongsberg Group and our industries by heart. Among the highly talented candidates eligible for this role, I must admit that I am satisfied that we found the best candidate from within our own ranks.”

Kongsberg Maritime, which has more than 7,000 employees throughout 32 countries, has locations in Seattle and multiple other U.S. locations.

By Karen Robes Meeks