Axel joined Eurochem in 2019 as the Chief Legal and Compliance officer. He brings extensive legal and management experience from Oil and Gas EPC, IT and outsourcing.
Prior to joining Eurochem, he was the CEO and Country manager for the Russian activities of Kvaerner ASA, a stock listed company in the offshore oil and gas EPC business.
Axel started his career working with M&A, JVs and contract law in Wikborg Rein, Norway’s largest law firm, before joining Aker Solutions ASA, one of Norway’s largest industrial conglomerates. As the global head of business integrity and compliance at Aker Solutions, he established and operated a world-class compliance program. He thereafter transitioned to Aker Business Services as VP head of legal and commercial, where he established the new legal department, redefined the commercial model and renegotiated all customer contracts.
He also has a military background, serving in several international NATO operations. In 2002 he was KFOR HQ’s chief liaison officer to the Russian Military Contingent HQ in Pristina, Kosovo.
Axel holds a Cand. Jur. law degree from university of Oslo, a TGM diploma from Insead business school, higher education in Russian language and a certificate of Sustainability management from Cambridge University, UK