Mr. Are Follesdal Tjonn

Are FøllesdalTjønn
Senior Vice President, Software
Aker Solutions

Are FøllesdalTjønn is Senior Vice President of Software Development at global engineering and energy services firm Aker Solutions. In his role, Are is responsible for Aker Solutions’ newly centralized software business – primarily focused on the development of commercial software solutions for leveraging data liberation and digital life-of-field platform providing concept study solutions, engineering automation, asset performance management and quality management.

Joining Aker Solutions in 2018 and based in Oslo, Norway, Are was previously CEO of DNV GL Software providing the oil and gas, energy and maritime industries with risk, safety and HSSEQ management, asset integrity and asset performance solutions. Are has extensive experience in the software business as well as deep industry insight with the Oil and Gas industry.

Are studied computer science and informatics at the University of Oslo and has throughout his career enjoyed a diverse variety of leadership roles including senior software development, consultancy, IT and HR roles.