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We want to challenge the status quo

Founded in 2013, Efab is an independent advisory firm with a diverse team of advisors and project managers.

We provide services covering a wide business spectrum, from strategy and business development, to the procurement and implementation of digital platforms and business systems.

In addition to our main services, we also provide support to start-ups and early stage companies through our subsidiary, Efab Inkubator.

Broad Experience

Our advisors have solid backgrounds and experience from a range of disciplines and industries. Most of our advisors have previously held senior or executive positions, which in turn ensures an understanding of the many challenges faced by business leaders.

Our contribution is experience and knowledge-transfer between industries, challenging the status quo.

A competitive business environment

We are deeply passionate about creating interesting and exciting opportunities. In turn, this should contribute to create a sustainable, innovative and competitive business environment in the region, both now and in the future.

Smarter and more proficient use of information technology plays an integral part of a business’ competitive advantage and development. We focus on good and future-oriented solutions which provide increased profitability and sustainable growth for our clients.

Our business model is based on the principle of creating exciting work places and sustainable growth. We strive to keep our organization value-driven and flat, where participation, trust, and unity, is most important.

Henrik Jelsa – Managing Director, Efab

Our team

Our experience fields:
Aage Gramstad - Advisor - Efab
Aage Gramstad
Advisor
Aage has over 25 years experience as project manager from oil and gas, ERP systems, business operations, and from several years in business units at Equinor (Statoil), such as TPD (Technolgy, Projects, and Drilling) and GBS (Global Business Support). In addition, he has worked for 15 years with consulting and project management.
Andre Oaland - Efab
Andre Oaland
Advisor
Andre har mer enn 15 års erfaring som konsulent og rådgiver fra olje- og gassindustrien, hvor han har sittet på både leverandør -og operatørsiden nasjonalt og internasjonalt.
Anita Hinley - Efab
Anita J. Hinley
Advisor
Anita has had more than 20 years of experience as a project manager from a range of large corporation, such as British Aiways, ENGIE (GDF Suez E&P Norge), IBM and KPMG prior to joining Efab as an advisor and project manager.
Anja Taksdal - Advisor - Efab
Anja B. Taksdal
Advisor
Anja has 10 years of experience as a manager and project manager from a range of industries, where the last 6 years has been spent with IT and ERP projects management
Bente Karin Larsen - Efab
Bente Karin Larsen
Office Manager
Bente Karin has close to 30 years’ experience from various roles in project administration and key account management.
Bernt Svihus - Rådgiver - Efab
Bernt Svihus
Advisor
Bernt has more than 30 years international experience from the oil and gas sector (Royal Dutch Shell, Petoro, Maersk Oil). He has held positions both as an engineer, advisor and on the executive management level.
Birthe Boge - advisor at Efab
Birthe Boge
Advisor
Birthe has more than 20 years experience from the oil and gas industry, with several years in an executive position in an international company.
Christine Lervik - Rådgiver - Efab
Christine Lervik
Advisor
Christine has several years experience as a consultant within risk management, privacy and data protection, and information security.
Eline Bjørnevik - Advisor - Efab
Eline Bjørnevik
Advisor
Eline is a petroleum engineer and has written about how block-chain technolgy can be utilised in the petroleum industry.
Frank Blaker - Advisor - Efab
Frank Blaker
Advisor
Frank has more than 20 years experience from executive leadership position from the oil and gas industry. Over the last 15 years, Frank has been engaged with both seed stage and venture investments as an entrepreneur, investor and investment manager. Frank has broad strategic and operational experience. Over the last 15 years, Frank has been engaged with both seed stage and venture investments as an entrepreneur, investor and investment manager. Frank has broad strategic and operational experience.
Henrik Jelsa - CEO of Efab
Henrik Jelsa
Managing Director
Henrik is the Managing Director at Efab AS, and also one of the company’s founders. He has more than 20 years of experience with business administration and project management with an emphasis on system implementations in a range of industries and domains.
Jan Sigve Kleppa - Advisor - Efab
Jan Sigve Kleppa
Advisor
Jan Sigve has more than 10 years prior experience as an advisor from KPMG and IBM. His main strengths lie in the interface between business and IT
Lene Larsen - Efab
Lene Larsen
Advisor
Lene has 12 years experience with the implementation of ERP systems of which 5 years has been spent in a managerial role. She has broad experience from the interface between business and technology, and with the process of using technology.
Lise Hviding
Advisor
Lise has several years of experience as a leader in the health sector and has also worked with HMSK in the oil and gas industry. In 2015, Lise won the SEROS Prize for her master’s thesis on knowledge transfer.
Marin Lima - Advisor - Efab
Martin Lima
Advisor
Martin has 20 years experience as an enabler between business and IT functions, and has worked for international businesses within finance, oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as for the public sector.
Per Kverneland - Advisor - Efab
Per Kverneland
Advisor
Per has several years experience from business development and business management.
Rune Espedal - Advisor and Chairman - Efab
Rune Espedal
Advisor
Rune has more than 30 years of mangerial and executive experience from Statoil (Equinor), as both CIO and from other corporate functions. He was also Deputy Director General at Norwegian Oil & Gas (Oljeindustriens Landsforening, OLF). Rune is chairman of Efab.
Tonje Tønneberg - Advisor - Efab
Tonje Rønneberg Skei
Advisor
Tonje has a background as an advisor and project manager from the IT, banking and finance sectors. She works as an advisor for IT implementation and development projects, system and business analysis and IT related procurement processes.
Trygve Kvia - Advisor - Efab
Trygve Kvia
Advisor
Trygve has more than 25 year experience as an advisosr and project manager, and has worked extensivly in the interface between business and tehcnology.

Boards

Board
Efab AS

Rune Espedal - Advisor and Chairman - Efab
Rune Espedal
Chairman of the Board
Rune has more than 30 years of mangerial and executive experience from Statoil (Equinor), as both CIO and from other corporate functions. He was also Deputy Director General at Norwegian Oil & Gas (Oljeindustriens Landsforening, OLF). Rune is chairman of Efab.
Tonje Tønneberg - Advisor - Efab
Tonje Rønneberg Skei
Board member
Tonje has a background as an advisor and project manager from the IT, banking and finance sectors. She works as an advisor for IT implementation and development projects, system and business analysis and IT related procurement processes.
Trygve Kvia - Advisor - Efab
Trygve Kvia
Board member
Trygve has more than 25 year experience as an advisosr and project manager, and has worked extensivly in the interface between business and tehcnology.
Aage Gramstad - Advisor - Efab
Aage Gramstad
Board member
Aage has over 25 years experience as project manager from oil and gas, ERP systems, business operations, and from several years in business units at Equinor (Statoil), such as TPD (Technolgy, Projects, and Drilling) and GBS (Global Business Support). In addition, he has worked for 15 years with consulting and project management.
Christine Lervik - Rådgiver - Efab
Christine Lervik
Board member
Christine has several years experience as a consultant within risk management, privacy and data protection, and information security.
Ellen Marie Haarr
Ellen Marie Haarr
Board member
Ellen Marie is a board member of Efab. She works at A/S Norske Shell as an adviser to the CEO. Ellen Marie has worked at Shell in various commercial roles since 2013.
Henrik Jelsa - CEO of Efab
Henrik Jelsa
Board member
Henrik is the Managing Director at Efab AS, and also one of the company’s founders. He has more than 20 years of experience with business administration and project management with an emphasis on system implementations in a range of industries and domains.

Board
Efab Inkubator AS

Henrik Jelsa - CEO of Efab
Henrik Jelsa
Chairman of the Board
Henrik is the Managing Director at Efab AS, and also one of the company’s founders. He has more than 20 years of experience with business administration and project management with an emphasis on system implementations in a range of industries and domains.
Andre Oaland - Efab
Andre Oaland
Board member
Andre har mer enn 15 års erfaring som konsulent og rådgiver fra olje- og gassindustrien, hvor han har sittet på både leverandør -og operatørsiden nasjonalt og internasjonalt.
Marin Lima - Advisor - Efab
Martin Lima
Board member
Martin has 20 years experience as an enabler between business and IT functions, and has worked for international businesses within finance, oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as for the public sector.
Tonje Tønneberg - Advisor - Efab
Tonje Rønneberg Skei
Board member
Tonje has a background as an advisor and project manager from the IT, banking and finance sectors. She works as an advisor for IT implementation and development projects, system and business analysis and IT related procurement processes.