Bente Storhaug Dahl has been appointed new CEO of Norwegian marine engineering specialist Wavefoil effective January 1, 2022. Dahl will succeed Eirik Bøckmann, who has been CEO of Wavefoil since founding the company together with Audun Yrke in 2016.
“Bente Storhaug Dahl is an experienced leader with an impressive track record of leading highly successful maritime growth companies, combined with experience from business consulting, HR and financial analysis. We are confident that the addition of Bente to the Wavefoil team is the right step for further growth” said Ole Gunnar Hvamb, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Wavefoil.
“I appreciate the trust given by the Board of Directors, and I am very excited to join Wavefoil and contribute to further successful commercialization, growth and development. With proven technology and a talented and motivated team, Wavefoil is in a unique position to contribute to the enormous transformation the shipping industry is going through to face the green transition” said Storhaug Dahl.
Current CEO and co-founder of Wavefoil, Eirik Bøckmann, will continue working for the company with more time to focus on sales and hydrodynamic development of current and new products. “I am pleased to welcome Bente to the Wavefoil team, and I look very much forward to working with her. With Bente’s track record and experience as a strong company builder, I am confident that her joining the company will create further value for our shareholders” said Bøckmann.