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Håvard Haukdal appointed CFO of KYOTO


Lysaker, Norway 08 September 2022Kyoto Group has appointed Håvard Haukdal as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr Haukdal has extensive strategic and operational financial management experience from international leadership positions at Norsk Hydro.

"We are thrilled to welcome Håvard as the new CFO of Kyoto Group and a valuable addition to the management team. His strong corporate and financial background from the energy and process industry is perfect as Kyoto scales up to serve the increasing demand for thermal energy storage in Europe,” says Camilla Nilsson, CEO of Kyoto Group. 

Mr Haukdal has served in a number of divisional CFO positions at Norsk Hydro, including in the Energy division, over a period of 16 years. Prior to joining Norsk Hydro, he held finance and business development positions with the energy company Hafslund. He also has consulting experience from PwC.

“I am excited to become part of the agile Kyoto team to build and offer sustainable thermal energy storage solutions for industrial clients. From my background in the energy and process industry, I know that such storage solutions are necessary as variable, renewable energy sources increasingly come to dominate the energy mix,” says Håvard Haukdal. 

“I am impressed by the efforts made by Kyoto so far, and I am very much looking forward to working together to further deliver on the strategic ambitions as we scale and industrialize the company,” Mr Haukdal adds.

Mr Haukdal assumes the role on 19 September 2022.