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Thursday, September 23, 2021 

Kongsberg Digital has appointed of Benedicte Willumsen Grieg to a newly created position as Vice President, Strategy, part of the management team, working to support the companys further growth, with a special focus on strategy projects and operationalisation, closely linked to strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Willumsen Grieg previously held the post of VP Business Development at Kongsberg Digital’s parent Kongsberg Group, where she led and supported acquisition and strategy processes across the group’s business areas.

Willumsen Grieg said: “During my years in the Kongsberg Group, I have worked closely with Kongsberg Digital. I strongly believe that technology and software are the future for traditional industry, both to secure new opportunities and to help solve the world’s challenges, especially related to sustainability. The industry both has an interest in, and shows an enormous willingness to invest in, technology for the future. We have many strong technology clusters in Norway, and the Kongsberg Group is a leader in many areas. Closely linked to the Kongsberg Group’s DNA of being number one in its field and delivering critical solutions for extreme operations, Kongsberg Digital has positioned itself to revolutionise the way one works in complex industries globally. Kongsberg Digital is based on domain knowledge, market positions and many years of investments in this market, and with the Kongsberg Group as an important partner, we have a solid position to realise our growth ambitions. The intersection between traditional industry and software-as-a-service is incredibly exciting, and I hope I can help realise some of the positions we want to take.”

Before joining the Kongsberg Group in 2018, Willumsen Grieg worked as Head of Strategy in Telenor Digital’s Financial Services. She has several years of experience from the management consulting company Arkwright, and a Master's degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Willumsen Grieg is a board member of Kongsberg Innovation, Grieg Kapital and Grieg Foundation.

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