Norsk Tipping Appoints Tonje Sagstuen as Permanent CEO

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Norsk Tipping has announced that Tonje Sagstuen will assume the role of CEO on a permanent basis, having previously been the Acting CEO since September.

Sagstuen replaced previous CEO Thor Gjermund Eriksen on September 1, who announced his intention to leave the role less than a year after joining.

Former assistant professor Sagstuen has been part of the state-owned gambling monopoly’s senior management team since 2014 and served as deputy CEO since 2018.

Additionally, she worked as director of Norsk Tipping’s responsibility, society and communication department.

“Today I am pleased to present Tonje Sagstuen as the new CEO of Norsk Tipping,” said board chair Sylvia Brustad.

“With her, Norsk Tipping is getting a skilled and experienced manager who knows the company and its employees very well.

“The board has appreciated the work Sagstuen has done as acting managing director, and is pleased that she has accepted the position on a permanent basis. We are convinced that Sagstuen is the right person to lead Norsk Tipping going forward,” Brustad added.

“I am grateful for the trust the board shows in me, and humbled by the responsibility I have been given,” said Sagstuen.

“Norsk Tipping is a large company that plays an important role for the whole of Norway, and I look forward to leading the work on our important social mission further.”

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