AAP Aviation

OUR TEAM

Here at AAP Aviation, we are serious about surrounding ourselves with bright, experienced people who can help us grow our business. We seek to build and maintain our management team with a wide range of experiences and competencies. And we look for people who are passionate about the industry and our current strategies and can help us adapt them to our ever-growing markets.
CEO

ESPEN HØIBY

Espen has long leadership and management experience in the aviation and aviation training industry. His experience includes turnaround management, developing and implementing major cost and organizational reduction programs, mergers, developing new commercial initiatives for a major airline (SAS), developed new strategic initiatives for major aviation training centre (SAS Flight Academy).

Other qualifications and experience include several board positions for both start-up and well-established companies, general manager for start-up companies, pedagogical training, and Airline Captain for SAS Scandinavian Airlines.

CCO/COO

FREDRIK G. ØYGARD

Fredrik Grorud Øygard has long experience within the aviation industry. He has held various leading positions within the Norwegian Group, latest as Managing Director of the pilot companies in Scandinavia and CCO of the Norwegian Resource Group. He holds an Executive MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, and a degree in Business and Economics from the UK.

CFO

ANDERS BONDE BAKKEN

Anders holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Norwegian Business School (BI). He has 10 years of experience in various international financial management positions. 4 of these years he was based in France working for a major European actor in the aviation industry.
Anders joins us with significant experience in financial and operational management, change processes, and project implementation in international organizations.

He has experience from various industries including working in listed companies and private equity-owned companies. Anders creates results through collaboration with an emphasis on open processes and Communications.
CTO

MADS HVILSHØJ

Mads is an innovative leader with a strong technical background, including a Ph.D. in Automation & Robotics. His professional experience includes research and development within different industries, including academia, manufacturing, oil & gas, and aviation.
CIO

ANDREAS TOLLAKSEN

Andreas has a strong entrepreneurial and technical background and holds an MSc in financial economics from NSM.
Director Flight Crew Recruitment

MICHAEL KEATING

Michael has an MBA in Aviation Business Management, a long list of aviation management jobs including manager of pilot selection for a major airline, and decades of military and airline flying.
Director Sales

FREDRIK RANDGAARD

Fredrik Randgaard joined AAP Aviation on June 1st, 2017 as Project Manager, and has been working closely with AAP Aviation’s Top Management Group in developing and implementing strategic initiatives and with corporate communication.

Fredrik Randgaard has 10 years of experience from various positions in the Navy and in the Armed Forces, and he holds a degree in military studies from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, specializing in leadership, economics, logistics, and resource management.