(Fornebu, 19 November 2018) EVRY ASA is pleased to announce that Per Hove (52) has accepted the position as new Group Chief Executive Officer of EVRY. Per Hove replaces Björn Ivroth, who announced his intention to retire from the company on 16 July 2018.
EVRY Board of Directors has assessed external and internal candidates in the process to find Ivroth’s successor. Per Hove has been with EVRY since 2015, where he lately has been holding the position as EVP of EVRY Norway. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience from digitalisation and change management in the IT and Software industry, where he prior to EVRY has held leading positions in Oracle and HCL.
“The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that we have found an internal candidate that is a guarantor of seamless continuation and we are convinced that Per Hove will take EVRY into the next phase of digital transformation as a leading Nordic technology company. Per Hove knows the company well and has proven his extensive leadership and management capabilities, as well as his deep industry expertise”, says Göran Lindahl, Chair of the Board.
The Board of Directors will use the opportunity to thank Björn Ivroth for his effort over the last years; “We have been lucky to have Björn as CEO during demanding times where EVRY has been through a significant transformation, where preparing the Company for the IPO and pulling it through was a great achievement. We wish Björn all of the best for the future”, says Göran Lindahl.
“New technology and disruptive models are changing the day-to-day reality of both businesses and private individuals. I am looking forward to building an EVRY that helps its customers to understand what lies behind these big changes and how they can make use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics”, says Per Hove.
Per Hove will enter into the new position with immediate effect, and holds in total 356 869 shares and 83 470 options in EVRY.
This information is subject to disclosure under the Norwegian Securities Act section §5-12
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Frank Stangnes, Head of Group Treasury and Investor Relations
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EVRY is one of the leading IT services and software providers in the Nordic region and has more than 10 000 customers across the private and public sectors. Every day more than five million people in the Nordic region use solutions delivered by EVRY. Through its strong local presence and in-depth technological and commercial insight, EVRY is a driving force for innovation and modernisation at its customers. EVRY reported turnover of NOK 12.6 billion in 2017 and has around 8 500 employees across nine countries. It’s headquarter is located at Fornebu just outside Oslo, and the company is listed on Oslo stock exchange.