Welcome to Kistefos
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.
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.
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.
Executive Chairman and Owner
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.
The Kistefos museum
Kistefos AS is the main sponsor of the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park, located at Jevnaker, approximately one hour’s drive from Oslo.
Kistefos public service fellowship fund for Norwegian and African students
Kistefos AS established the Kistefos Public Service Fellowship Fund for Norwegian students in 2006. The fund was created in order to support Norwegian students to pursue master´s degree in public administration at Harvard Kennedy School.
Kistefos St. Gallen Masterclass Scholarship
Kistefos St. Gallen Masterclass Scholarship (KSMS) is a scholarship for students who want to take a master`s degree at the University of St.Gallen HSG, one of Europe`s leading campuses for economics and administration.
Kistefos Young Talented Leader Scholarship
The Kistefos Young Talented Leader Scholarship at IE was set up to remove financial barriers to education for high-potential individuals from Norway and Africa, helping them unleash their innovative business vision. Founded by Christen Sveaas, Kistefos AS is an investment company with a rich history in pursuing philanthropic projects committed to public service and academic development.
A mature staffing agency
Seniorvikarene is a staffing agency for jobseekers who are 55+ of age