Supporting continuity and open collaboration

Espen Håkonsen

Espen Håkonsen
Managing Director at Visma IT & Communications AS
Oslo Area, Norway


MariaDB Foundation

Board Member
March 2015 – Present

Visma IT & Communications AS

Managing Director
September 2013 – Present
CIO Visma / Managing Director Visma IT & Communications AS


September 2013 – Present
Oslo Area, Norway

Ruter AS

October 2010 – August 2013 (2 years 11 months)
Dronningens Gate 40, Oslo
Responsible for IT Operationas, IT Development and Internal IT. Development
and operations of the electronic ticketing system on buses/trams/metro/boat in
Oslo municipality and Akershus county.


Department manager IT Application Operations – Deputy CIO
October 2008 – September 2010 (2 years)


Founded and managed the Application Operations department – responsible
for operating the Ventelo application portfolio. Deputy CIO for 10 months when
BaneTele merged with Ventelo and changed name to Ventelo AS.


IT Operations Manager
May 2003 – November 2008 (5 years 7 months)
IT Operations Manager in BaneTele AS (changed named to Ventelo AS)


January 1998 – January 2008 (10 years 1 month)

Active ISP

VP Product Management
August 1999 – March 2003 (3 years 8 months)
Participated in the early foudation of Active ISP and was part the of the
management team as VP Product Management.

Telenor Nextel

Product Group Manager
May 1998 – July 1999 (1 year 3 months)
Responsible for the web centric services in Telenor Nextel

Riksnett AS – Telia Internett AS

Project Manager
June 1996 – April 1998 (1 year 11 months)
Project manager with main responsibility for IP telephony projects


Sales Representative and Project Manager
April 1996 – November 1996 (8 months)
Sales Representative at first switching to Project Manager – focusing on
commercializing and rolling out Internet connections to households and small
to medium sized businesses

Handelshøyskolen BI

Research Assistant
August 1992 – July 1994 (2 years)
Research assistant at Norwegian School of Management – with main focus
on designing a prediction model do predicting tax evation in tax returns from
businesses. Financed by the Norwegian Tax Authority and NORAS.


BI Norwegian Business School
Master’s degree, Information Management and IT Strategy · (1994 – 1996)

BI Norwegian Business School
Bachelor’s degree, Auditing · (1989 – 1992)

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