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Offices and positions of trust

Offices for which I have been elected, appointed or otherwise entrusted.

Control comittee member

Start Norway
Duration:Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
At the general assembly of fall 2009 I was elected member of the control comittee on the executive board of Start Norway. The task of the control comittee is being advisors to the board, particularily in matters regarding the legalities of resolutions and motions to be carried in relation to the articles of the association and state laws. I held this position for two full terms.


Hoffselva Boligsameie
Superior:Ståle Botten (Chairman)
Location:Oslo, Norway
Duration:Feb 2008 - Apr 2011
After I began working full-time I bought an apartment and wanted to take an active part in the administration of the apartment co-ownership. I ran for and was elected to the board of the co-ownership of the building I'm living in for three consecutive terms, and have been using my skills and knowledge for the betterment of the neighbourhood. In addition to the regular schedule of issues I have among other things assisted in putting together a community-website and been the health and safety (HMS) officer on the board.

Vice President

Nettverksgruppa NVG
Superior:Asgeir Ingebrigtsen
Location:Trondheim, Norway
Duration:Dec 2004 - May 2006
In addition to Start I decided to become more active in NVG (the networking group) where I have been a member since 2000. Based on my previous experience I was elected vice-president at the general assembly in 2004 and re-elected four consecutive terms until completing my studies. When I joined, the group was almost inactive except for occasional board-meetings and server management tasks, so I placed a range of suggestions and ideas in front of the board to attempt to regain some of the former activity levels in the group. During my terms the board doubled its activity and took up the organizing of social networking events and technical lectures with interesting companies and organizations, and a common vision to guide the group towards growth in the future has also been agreed upon.

Chief Information Officer

Start NTNU
Superior:Astrid Helland
Location:Trondheim, Norway
Duration:May 2005 - Jan 2006
At the general assembly during spring 2005 I was elected Chief Information Officer on the executive board of Start NTNU, where I picked up and continued the work of my predecessors as well as starting several new tasks. In addition to what was in the job description, my main tasks as CIO were reviving the weekly newsletter and working out a new organizational system of functional groups along with the rest of the board. I also implemented some new marketing efforts during my term, including the production and distribution of a give-away notebook with entrepreneurial advertisements for students and also developing a set of custom logo collar-pins to increase the brand visibility of Start Norway.
More information on Start NTNU can be found in the experience section.

Student contact

Trade group for Advanced Mobile Services
at the Norwegian Computer Society
Superior:Frode Flægstad
Location:Trondheim, Norway
Duration:Aug 2005 - Oct 2005
While writing my specialization thesis under supervision from Frode Flægstad in Telenor Research, he mentioned that he was trying to start a trade group for advanced mobile services in the Norwegian computer society. As I found this interesting I was immediatly on board and was appointed student contact with the responsibility of marketing the group among students at the university, and especially among those studying communications technology like myself.

Head of IT department

Start NTNU
Superior:Jan Helge Maurtvedt
Location:Trondheim, Norway
Duration:Sept 2004 - Sept 2005
When I joined Start NTNU I first began my work in the IT-group, where I was quickly assigned the position as leader due to my involvement. Based on my experience from ISFiT, me and Jan Helge Maurtvedt designed and developed an extensive intranet-system that is currently in use by all of Start Norway. To bring this work into completion I held the position as Head of the IT-department during most of 2005. In addition to this I also was responsible for the IT-systems and workstations of Start NTNU.
More information on Start NTNU can be found in the experience section.


Superior:Øyvind M. Asbjørnsen
Location:Trondheim, Norway
Duration:Sept 2001 - Sept 2003
In addition to LoS and ISFiT I also took an active role in the engineering-fraternity TIHLDE while studying at HiST. First I joined the social-comittee to help planning events and activities for students. My effort was appreciated so I was elected Treasurer and member of the executive board at the next General Assembly. In this position I started a major audit and review of the accounts and archives of TIHLDE to clear up years of negligent bookkeeping, and at the same time computerizing everything with a new office computer. I also negotiated a lucrative deal with the college where TIHLDE will produce Linux-CD's that students taking Linux-courses at NVU can buy.

Co-Founder, Treasurer, Vice President

Superior:Helge Titlestad
Location:Trondheim, Norway
Duration:Jan 2002 - May 2003
While studying I got in touch with a group of people who like me enjoyed playing games. As there were no organized groups of gamers at either NTNU or HiST and the only other existing gaming-club in Trondheim didn't accept any new members we decided to start a new one. We formed the group LoS as a subgroup of Trondheim Technician Society and it quickly grew to a few dozen members. I were initially elected as Treasurer in the executive board, and therefore handled the work of establishing accounts and operating procedures for the group, negotiating discount deals with suppliers and starting a kiosk for selling food and drink at gaming nights. After my initial term I was re-elected as Vice-President until I moved away to study in Australia. During my terms I watched the group grow in size and economic strength to become one of the larger active subgroups of TTS.

Area commander & assistant instructor

Royal Norwegian Coastal Artillery
Superior:Fenrik Traaholt
(NBC squad-commander)
Location:Herdla, Norway
Duration:Oct 1999 - Jun 2000
As there is general conscription in Norway I was enrolled in the armed forces to complete compulsary military service after finishing high school. I was assigned to the Coastal Artillery unit at Herdla Fortress outside of Bergen, and after basic training I was chosen to join the NBC and Disaster control specialist squad. Beeing top of my class in specialist-school I functioned as an assistant instructor during additional on site training, as well an area-commander for the security patrols and gate-sentries in our squad.
More information on my military service can be found in the experience section.
(NBC = Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)