Per Ove Øyberg

Nemko Group President and CEO

Per Ove Øyberg (born 1971) joined Nemko in April 2019.  Per Ove has extensive experience from the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry locally and globally at all levels in DNVGL.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Power Electronics from Gjøvik College of Engineering, and a Master of Science in Process Automation from University of South-Eastern Norway (former HIT) as well as executive educations from Insead Business School, SDA Bocconi and IMD Business School.      


Aqsa Butt

Nemko Group CFO and Senior Vice President IT

Aqsa Butt (born 1977) joined Nemko in May 2016. Aqsa has extensive management experience within finance and business operations from various industries in local and global companies. In her previous position, she was country CFO & head of business operation for Siemens Healthcare AS from 2008-2016. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor degree in Finance from Norwegian School of Management (BI).


John Bakken

Senior Vice President Nemko Group Operations and Region Europe


John Bakken (born 1965) is responsible for Nemko Group Operations; testing, factory inspection, product certification and international approval. He has more than 28 years of experience from Nemko where he has worked in various positions;  Project engineer, General manager Nemko USA, Team manager, Lab manager and IT manager Nemko Group. From his various positions he has gained broad international experience working with organisations in Europe, Asia and North America. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics from Gjøvik College of Engineering and a Master of Management degree from NTNU, Trondheim.


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Hannes Skisaker

Senior Vice President Global Sales and Business Development

Hannes Skisaker (born 1963) came to Nemko in 2010. Hannes has extensive international experience from operational and strategic positions in Europe and Asia. He holds a BSC Honours in Offshore Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and a mini-EMBA from INSEAD, France. Hannes worked 5 years with ABB before he joined Norske Skogindustrier in 1993. He has primarily worked with international sales and marketing management in addition to general management and logistics management.


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Yngvar Sjoner

Senior Vice President HR and Organizational Development

Yngvar Sjoner (born 1966) is responsible for global HR, leadership and organizational development. He joined the company 1 June 2019. He has extensive experience from HR and organizational development from DNV GL, Evry and as a consultant for various organisations. He attained a degree in psychology from the University of Oslo in 1995.


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Grant Schmidbauer

Senior Vice President QM and Region North America

Grant Schmidbauer (born 1963) is responsible for the Region North America in the Nemko Group, covering Nemko offices in San Diego (California), Dallas (Texas), Salt Lake City (Utah), Ottawa (Canada), Montreal (Canada) and Toronto (Canada). Grant has more than 32 years of experience in the field of international product compliance, and is tasked with further developing Nemko’s brand in the region.   Started with Nemko in 1996, Grant formerly worked for CSA International and TUV SUD. Grant is a graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Vancouver BC, in Power Electronics.  Grant is an IEEE Sr. member and is currently in his 2nd of three year terms (2016-2018) serving on the Board of Directors of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society (IEEE-PSES).



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Choi Yong Beom

Senior Vice President Region Asia

Choi Yong Beom (born 1964) is responsible for Nemko Asia. He started in his position in 2010, following his previous position as General Manager for Nemko Korea. His responsibility is to manage and develop all Nemko activities in Asia. Choi Yong Beom is also responsible for the business development in the region.