Human resources specialist Helga Bollmann Leknes has been appointed the carrier’s chief commercial officer.
Helga Bollmann Leknes, 46, has been appointed Norwegian’s new chief commercial officer following a meteoric rise through the company over a short period of time.
Joining the company in October 2017 as chief human resources officer, she has also been responsible for commercial management since September 2018.
Previously, Bollmann Leknes was executive vice president for human resources and communications at the automotive parts manufacturer Kongsberg Automotive.
Her extensive experience in the field of human resources also saw her through posts at the staffing and consulting firm Frontica Business Solutions, several managerial positions at Aker Solutions and as senior vice president for human resources at Cognizant Oil & Gas Consulting Services Norway.
She also has experience in aviation. At SAS, she held several positions, both in information technology and as the airline’s human resources director in Norway.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in management from Oslo’s BI Norwegian Business School and a Master’s in management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
“I am very pleased to announce that Helga Bollmann Leknes has been appointed chief commercial officer of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. She will remain in her current role as managing director of Norwegian Air Resources (NAR), which she has led since March 2018,” confirmed Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“Helga has done a great job within a short amount of time. From now on, she will be responsible for the whole commercial value chain, a unique position for managing the synergies between vital parts of our operations.”