Kjell Olav Kran

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Kjell Olav Kran (born 10 August 1937) is a Norwegian business administrator and sports official.

He was CEO of Sparebanken NOR from 1990 to 1999, and chairman of the board of Statoil from 1996 to 1999. He was president of the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports from 1999 to 2004.[1][2]

Sports career[edit]

Kran was an active handball player in his younger days, playing in the Norwegian handball league and the Swiss league. As junior he also won National junior championships in tennis and was selected to the National youth bandy team.[2]


  1. ^ "Kjell O. Kran". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b Hoemsnes, Ole N. "Kjell O Kran". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Arne Myhrvold
President of the Norwegian Confederation of Sports
Succeeded by
Grethe Fossli (acting)
Business positions
Preceded by
Arnfinn Hofstad (acting)
Chairman of Statoil
Succeeded by
Ole Lund