Rolf Skår

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Rolf Skår
Born (1941-05-13) 13 May 1941 (age 77)
Karmøy, Norway
Known forCo-founder and CEO of Norsk Data
Chairman of the Norwegian Polytechnic Society
CEO of the Norwegian Space Centre
Spouse(s)Aslaug Signy Nisi

Rolf Skår (born 13 May 1941) is a Norwegian engineer. He was born in Karmøy as the son of a farmer and fisherman.[1] In 1966 Skår graduated from Norwegian Institute of Technology where he studied under Prof. Balchen.[2]

During his studies he had several periods abroad. In the summer of 1963 he went to Switzerland to work for an electrical products manufacturer. The following year he took part in the CERN Summer Student Programme working with digital technology and during the summer 1965 he worked for NATO Saclant in La Spezia, Italy.[3]

He was a co-founder of the computer manufacturing company Norsk Data in 1967, and CEO of the company from 1978 to 1989. He was CEO of the Norwegian Space Centre from 1998 to 2006.[2][1]

He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.[4]


  1. ^ a b Rossen, Eirik. "Rolf Skår". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Rolf Skår". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ "First-Hand:Interview with Rolf Skår". Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Medlemmer: SKÅR, Rolf" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Egil Bakke
Chairman of the Norwegian Polytechnic Society
Succeeded by
Frøydis Langmark