A smooth transition preceded the announcement this month of Anders Langset being named Chief Executive Officer of Langset AS. Anders has for several years played an active role within the company in addition to serving on the board of directors of several companies in the Langset portfolio.
Anders, who is 33 years old, is the eldest son of Odd Arne Langset and nephew of Jan Tore Langset, brothers and founding owners of Langset AS. The naming of Anders as CEO is a part of an overall long-term strategy. The brothers will continue in key roles within the companies as well as mainting joint ownership of Langset AS.
"Anders has proven that the timing is right to begin the process of a 'generational shift'. Specifically, that the next generation are ready to take on more responsibe leadership roles within the family business." said Jan Tore Langset, outgoing CEO. "It is with pride and great pleasure that we welcome Anders as our new CEO."
Anders holds an MBA in Economics from Norges Handelshøyskole (Norway Business University) and served for 5 years
as a management consultant at Deloitte. For the past 2 years Anders has served as a private consultant for a number of national and international clients.
Anders is clear that there are no large-scale changes planned for the day-to-day business of Langset stating: " Langset has a strong history of entrepeneurship whereas my background has been formed by digitalization and academia. I see this as an excellent combination that will benefit Langset moving forward."
The newly-minted CEO is also bullish about future prospects for Langset AS: " Key indicators show that Langset has not only survived the global financial crisis and oil price collapse, but grown with an order reserve on the books totalling over NOK 1 billion for 2019."
Langset AS is a portfolio of 15 companies serving the oil & gas, maritime, processing and biomass industries. With operations in Norway from Hammerfest in the north to Flekkefjord in the south. Langset maintains international workshops and offices in Poland, Romania, Russia and India.