Gard announces Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel appointments

Gard on May 13th announced that Lars Lislegard-Bækken had been appointed Gard’s to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ingvild Høgenes Nilsen has taken over as General Counsel. Lislegard-Bækken had served as Gard’s Chief Legal Counsel since 2018.

Gard CEO, Rolf Thore Roppestad said that “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”.

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 January 1st 2021 and has been with Gard since 2015. Prior to joining Gard she worked as a lawyer specializing in tax and corporate law.

The changes came into effect on May 1st 2022.