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Steinar Sønsteby

Steinar Sønsteby has been Chief Executive Officer of the Atea Group since January 2014. Atea is the market leader within IT infrastructure in the Nordic and Baltic countries with 7,200 employees and revenue of more than $4 billion.

Sønsteby has comprehensive leadership experience from top-level management positions in the Nordics for more than 25 years and in total, Steinar Sønsteby has 30 years of experience from the IT industry. Since 2015, Sønsteby has been the Chairman of the Board in the Association of the Norwegian IT industry, ICT Norway. Under Steinar's leadership Atea has delivered both solid revenue growth, a doubling of the share price and impressive shareholder returns via dividends.

Steinar holds a Bachelor in Engineering from University of Utah and a degree in Economics from Oslo School of Business. With two grown-up children Steinar lives in Oslo, Norway, with his wife May Karin. He is a keen biker and skier and in general loves spending time outdoors.