Hoist Group Announces New Managing Director for Norway

As of January 2019, Hoist Group is proud to announce Helge Solbakken as the new Managing Director for the offices in Norway.  Mr. Solbakken is taking over the position from Christin Grevstad Thielemann, who has worked at Hoist Group for the past 18 years.

“We would all like to thank Christin, our outgoing Country Manager, for having brought Hoist Norway to the market leadership position it is in today. We welcome Helge to Hoist Group. His many years’ experience in software solutions will help us gradually move our offering towards data-centric applications and business intelligence. Norway has a great opportunity to grow further and point the way in our industry towards seamless interfaces and hotel data,” says Alfonso Tasso, CEO of Hoist Group.

Mr. Solbakken has over 25 years of experience working within IT and consulting for international companies. He recently held the position of Managing Director of iStone Norway and prior to that Business Development Director of Avanade Norway. His background extends to key industries such as Manufacturing, Retail, and Distribution.

“I look forward to lead Hoist in Norway to the next level with focus on customers, employees and our future solutions. We have a strong market position in Norway and our growth plans the next coming years is to further develop the customer relationship with the major hotel chains and independent hotels. In addition we will also look into new customer segments in the hospitality market. We will support and help our customers with their digital transformation process, within hotel- and guest management, by continuing the development of innovative and more data-centric solutions. ” says Helge Solbakken.

Hoist Group Norway is construed of over 40 employees with offices in both Oslo and Trondheim. Hoist Group will continue to grow and be the leading provider of technology within the hospitality industry, delivering to both major hotel chains as well as independent hotels.

For more information, please contact:
Helge Solbakken, Managing Director Hoist Group Norway
Telephone: +47 932 99 100
Email: helge.solbakken@hoistgroup.com

About Hoist Group
Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, Conference services, TV & Content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. With HQ in Sweden, the company has offices in 18 countries across the EMEA region.