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Welcome to Kistefos

About us

Kistefos AS

Kistefos AS is a private investment company owned by Christen Sveaas. The company was established in 1998 and manages a diversified portfolio of companies within a variety of industries including offshore, shipping, financial services, technology and real estate. Kistefos’ investment portfolio is managed from Oslo, Norway, and is mainly focused on investments in Europe.

Active investments

Diversified investment portfolio

Kistefos has a large and diversified investment portfolio comprising businesses across a range of industries. From venture capital to mature companies all sharing the same great ambitions for the future.

Our team

Meet the people

The Kistefos team has diverse and complementary backgrounds providing for significant industry insights as well as investment and operational competence. Backgrounds are from the industries in which we are invested and advisory services. The team has demonstrated capabilities to make a real difference for industry partners and companies in Kistefos’ portfolio.

Christen Sveaas

Christen Sveaas

Executive Chairman and Owner

Bengt A. Rem

Bengt A. Rem



Social and educational endeavours

Kistefos is an active supporter of art and education through the Kistefos Museum and scholarship programs at Harvard Kennedy School, IE University and the University of St. Gallen. In addition, Kistefos regularly supports humanitarian organizations and social entrepreneurship through various initiatives.