Posted May 15, 2017
Norske Skog’s Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Lars P. S. Sperre as interim President and CEO of Norske Skogindustrier ASA, effective immediately. Prior to this appointment, Sperre acted as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy & Legal, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
“An unanimous board supports the appointment. Lars is the natural candidate to the role as interim President and CEO. He knows the industry well and has been highly involved in the group's restructuring and financing processes during recent years, in addition to being instrumental in the development of the current strategy,” says chairman of the board Henrik A. Christensen.
Lars P. S. Sperre received a law degree from the University of Bergen, Norway, in 2002. Sperre previously worked as a lawyer at Wikborg Rein law firm from 2004 to 2006. Sperre has through his various roles at Norske Skog during the last 10 years acquired extensive knowledge of cost reduction activities, financing, restructuring processes and business transactions.
Norske Skog is a global leader in production of newsprint and magazine paper. The company has 9 paper mills around the world.