18. 1. 2021.

Kenneth Hamnes (50) will start as new CEO in Kavli Group from February 1st, 2021.


Kenneth Hamnes has a Master of Science in Business from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He has years of experience with brands and has had roles like Managing Director at Maarud AS, Sales Director at Stabburet AS and Brand Manager at Lilleborg AS. He has also worked as a consultant and project leader with Boston Consulting Group. Hamnes has been a deputy member of the Board of Directors in Kavli Holding since July 2019 and his last job was Group CEO with the wine and spirits company Arcus ASA, which is listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange.


- Kavli is a great consumer goods company with strong positions, and it has a unique purpose of distributing all profits to good causes. The company has ambitious plans and many opportunities, and I am very excited to get started. Now, the first job is to get to know all the skilled employees that have driven and supported many years of solid performance and development, says Hamnes.


- The Board is very pleased with Kenneth Hamnes accepting the CEO role and looks forward to a good and trust-based cooperation. With his broad background with brands, solid results in previous leading positions and strong relationship skills, everything should be in place for continued growth and development for the Kavli Group, says Finn Jebsen, Chairman of the Board in Kavli Group.


Contact information: Finn Jebsen (+47 92447600), Kenneth Hamnes (+47 95292049)