Finally, three of Aker’s employees have been nominated in the top 10 list for the Young Leadership Talents awards in Norway. Aker was the only company to receive 3 nominations, said a company spokesperson.
Trond Atle Smedsrud, EVP Marketing and Communications (above right), made the overall top ten list of young talented leaders and came second in the marketing leader category. Erik Digman, Director Product Innovation, came in third in the innovation category and Cilia Holmes Indahl, Director of Sustainability (above left), came in the top 10 list of company developers.
“This is especially exciting and important to Aker as one of the company’s strategy pillars is dedicated to the development of its employees and conscious commitment to young talent,” said the company. “The company thinks differently about the ways to attract young talent and to give them the responsibility to make a difference. Cilia is responsible for sustainability at age 27, Trond Atle is part of the executive team with responsibility for marketing and communication at the age of 34 and our CEO Matts Johansen is 40 years old.
“Aker innovates from the development of fishing technology to production technology, and global sales and marketing of new products. This requires determination and the company looks for young people who have the little extra to do it. They seek talented people who are willing to invest and dare to take on tasks they have not handled earlier in their careers.”