Gard announces new Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Gard today announced that Lars Lislegard-Bækken is appointed Gard’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) with Ingvild Høgenes Nilsen taking over as General Counsel.
Lislegard-Bækken has served as Gard’s Chief Legal Counsel since 2018.
“Gard is growing and evolving. We have created this new COO role to make sure we are well-positioned and continuously able to deliver on our long-term strategy and goals. It’s about being fit for the future,” said Gard CEO, Rolf Thore Roppestad.
As COO, Lislegard-Bækken will have the overall responsibility for Gard’s Group Legal team, Industry and Corporate Relations, as well as Human Resources, Strategy Realisation, and Property & Service.
Ingvild Høgenes Nilsen, newly appointed General Counsel in Gard, has served as Vice President of the Group Legal team since 1 January 2021 and has been with Gard since 2015. Prior to joining Gard, she worked as a lawyer specializing in tax and corporate law.
«Ingvild will make an excellent General Counsel, and I look forward to continuing working with her,” said Lislegard-Bækken.
The changes came into effect on 1 May 2022.
For an overview of Gard’s group leadership team, see here.