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Tomas Nordlander new CEO at NILU

Thomas Nordlander

NILU’s board has decided to appoint Tomas Nordlander as NILU’s new CEO from 1 May 2024.

Tomas Nordlander comes to NILU from a position as Vice President at the neighbouring research institute IFE, where he leads the research division Digital System.

Nordlander has a broad academic background, with degrees in electronics and management science and a PhD in artificial intelligence. He has extensive research experience from several European countries and has led several large international research projects.

“With Nordlander, NILU gets a director with broad and long experience from management of research and development. His deep experience from the institute sector and his engagement in Norwegian research communities will be very important for further positioning of NILU”, says Dagfinn Myhre, Chairman of the Board.

Tomas Nordlander is appointed NILU’s new CEO.

Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Nordlander has for the past 16 years been engaged in research and research management in Norway. He has worked at well-known Norwegian research institutions such as SINTEF and IFE, and has a strong background in leadership, research, and commercial understanding. His passion lies in applied research and research-based innovation for a better society.

Before focusing on research, Nordlander worked in the IT sector in Sweden. He also has broad entrepreneurial experience, having started and run companies in Sweden, Ireland, and Germany.

Tomas Nordlander holds board positions in research and technology companies, and has an extensive network in Norway within academia, the business community, and politics.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute to NILU, a respected institution conducting research of significant societal importance”, he says.