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Kistefos AS
Industry Holding
Founded 1889
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served
Key people
Tom Ruud (CEO)
Christen Sveaas (Chairman)
Revenue Increase NOK 10 277 million (2012)
NOK 246 million (2012)
NOK -93 million (2012)
Owner Christen Sveaas
Number of employees
16 (2012)

Kistefos is a privately owned investment company owned by Christen Sveaas and led by CEO Tom Ruud.[1] The company comprises wholly owned and part-owned industrial companies within offshore, shipping, and IT, as well as strategic investments in various listed and unlisted companies, principally within banking/ finance, telecommunications and property.[2]

The company dates back to 1889 when Sveaas' family founded the lumber mill Kistefos Træsliberi.[2]


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