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

MARTHE FREITAG TJORA

Marthe Freitag Tjora took on the position of CFO in AAP Aviation in January 2022, after being a business controller in the Company since 2018. She has been actively involved in revenue assurance, business planning and strategic analyses, and bring with her both an analytical and detailed-oriented mindset into the role as CFO. 

Marthe has a strong educational background, holding an M.Sc. from Norwegian School of Economics and CEMS Master in International Management. She has worked in prominent Norwegian accounting firms and has international experience in financial services and logistics.

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.