Management team

Jørn Skaane, Chief Executive Officer

Jørn Skaane joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter in 2012 as Managing director. He participated in Lefdal pre-project as a representative for the largest utility company in Norway, Hafslund ASA. Before heading into the datacenter industry, Jørn Skaane worked as Managing director of Hafslund IT AS, an IT operation company specializing within the energy industry. Jørn Skaane is educated at Oslo Handelshøyskole.

Mats Andersson, Chief Marketing Officer

Mats Andersson joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter in 2012 as Chief Marketing Officer. He has an extensive background from the data center industry – both in marketing and product development. Before heading into the datacenter industry, Mats Andersson worked in the online gaming industry. Here he co-founded a Pan–European gaming company and headed up large international sales and marketing organizations. Mats Andersson holds a degree in Marketing from Norges Markedshøyskole.

Kristian Skibenes, Chief Financial Officer

Kristian Skibenes joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter AS as CFO in 2015. He has a background from a major auditing firm, were he worked as an auditor and consultant for large and mid-sized companies. Skibenes has also experience as CFO for a ship management company. Skibenes is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a master’s degree in finance and accounting from Norwegian School of Management.

Vidar Saltkjel, Chief Operating Officer

Vidar Saltkjel joined 2011 as CTO. Has been involved in LMD since the pre-project. Background in Localhost as CTO from 2007. Extensive experience in establishing and operating data center services including networks, servers and telecom infrastructure. Degree and craft certificate in telecommunications. Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer (ATD).

Rolf Kristiansen, Chief Security Officer

Before Rolf Kristiansen joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter, ha has worked many years in Lefdal mine as Mining Manager. Mr. Kristiansen has also worked for Sibelco as Mining Manager at the, Åheim, Raubergvik and Stjernøy plant. In addition, Kristiansen has long experience as shipping agent, safety officer and port facility security officer (PFSO).

Atle Dalsbø – Compliance and Security Manager

Atle Dalsbø joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter in 2015 to work with security and compliance. He has since 2010 worked as Business Development Manager in LocalHost AS with HR and Compliance responsibilities. Dalsbø has been in the computer business since 1989 in a broad range of functions including: Founder, owner and CEO of Nortec Levanger, CEO of ADCom Data Nordfjord, IT Consultant in his own company ADConsult. Atle Dalsbø is graduated from IT-Akademiet as Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) with emphasis on network security.

Kristian Todal – Project Delivery Manager

Kristian Todal joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter as Project Delivery Manager in 2017. He has a background as business consultant, as well as senior executive officer and project manager with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, within the areas weapons, optics and electronic warfare. Todal holds a bachelor’s degree from Nord University and Reykjavik University, in addition to education and certification as project manager.

Andreas Herden – Chief Sales Officer

Andreas joined Lefdal Mine Datacenter in 2021 as Chief Sales Officer. Mr. Herden oversees and is responsible for all global sales activities. He has more than 25 Years’ experience in the IT and Telecommunication sector and has held various national and international sales positions in Avaya, Nortel, Bay Networks and Equinix.


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