Management and board
Edvard Cock, Chairman of the Board
Edvard Cock (b. 1969) has served as Chairman of the Board since 2016. He is a lawyer and partner with the law firm CLP, having worked as a business attorney since 1997. Mr Cock holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan and a cand. jur. law degree from the University of Oslo.
Tone Bjørnov, Board Member
Tone Bjørnov (b. 1961) has served on the board since 2008. She is a full-time board member serving on the boards of several public and private companies. Her background is in bank and finance, including having served as an executive with DNB Bank. Ms Bjørnov holds a business degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).
Kristin Aase, Board Member
Kristin Aase (b. 1961) has served on the board since 2015. She is an adviser and partner with the consulting firm Novera. She has held leadership positions within several organisations and enterprises. Ms Aase holds a cand. polit. degree from the University of Oslo.
Jan Pettersson, Board Member
Jan Pettersson (b. 1957) has served on the board since 2015. He is a private investor who takes an active ownership role within several sectors, including the fish industry. Mr Petterson has studied law at the University of Stockholm.
Roger Hofseth, Board Member
Roger Hofseth (b. 1974) has served on the board since 2019. He is a private investor who takes an active ownership role within several marine companies/sectors, including the fish industry, with more than 20 years of experience.
Espen Kvale, CEO
Espen Kvale (b. 1976) has served as ABT’s acting CEO since the start of 2019. He has a background in dermatology and immunology from international companies within pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and consumer products. Mr Kvale holds a masters degree from The School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo and a PhD in Immunology.
Arvid Lindberg, Consultant
Arvid Lindberg (b. 1973) served as ABT’s CEO since 2010 until the start of 2019. He is now a consultant for the company. He has a background in marketing and management from international companies within pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and consumer products. Previous employers include Roche, Immunocorp, Nycomed Pharma, L’Oreal and Procter & Gamble. Mr Lindberg holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).