Male employee at Grieg Connect holding a glass of water: Vidar Fagerheim
News / juni 29 2023

Vidar Fagerheim is leaving Grieg Connect – takes over as CEO of Ocein

Grieg Connect

Vidar Fagerheim has accepted the role of CEO at Ocein, an innovation and development company that works with technology and smart solutions for companies in the service industry, catering to Norwegian and international aquaculture companies. Consequently, Vidar is leaving Grieg Connect, the company that resulted from the merger of Seamless and Shiplog under Grieg Logistics.

Vidar Fagerheim
"It is with a heavy heart that I leave Grieg Connect, a company that means a lot to me and that I have been involved with from the very beginning. However, opportunities like this do not come often, and now is the time to take on new challenges. I am grateful for my time at Grieg Connect with all our talented employees, and I am confident that the company is in good hands." Vidar Fagerheim, outgoing CEO of Grieg Connect.

The company Shiplog, which Vidar established together with his colleague Erling Fagerlie back in 2013, was based on software solutions for the maritime industry. The company placed particular emphasis on developing system solutions for ports, supply bases, and ferry and high-speed boat operators. In 2017, Grieg Logistics acquired a majority stake in the company, before acquiring the remaining shares in 2018 and merging Shiplog and Seamless into Grieg Connect. In 2022, Grieg Connect was established in Sweden in partnership with Tord Svanqvist and Johan Nordh. As a result of Vidar moving on to new challenges, Tord will take over as interim CEO.

Tord Sanqvist (in the middle) becomes interim CEO of Grieg Connect.
"Vidar has been absolutely crucial to the development of Grieg Connect. Thanks to him and a strong team, Grieg Connect has grown to become a leading technology company in the maritime industry in Norway—and now in the Nordic region as well. On behalf of the company, I want to thank Vidar for his contributions and wish him the best of luck going forward. I am also pleased that Tord is taking on the role of interim CEO, and I look forward to the road ahead with him." Stig Trygve Andersen, CEO of Grieg Logistics

Vidar will start at Ocein on December 1st. Until he leaves, he will assist Tord and Stig Trygve in their work with Grieg Connect moving forward.

We wish Vidar the best of luck.