Lasse V. Syversen
Lasse V. Syversen, President & CEO
Mr. Syversen is the CEO of Flagship Trade Net by Bloksberg Inc with more than 45 years of experience in the IT and Shipping industry. This includes 10 years with General Electric as Country Manager of Norway and Marketing Manager Ocean Transportation, based in London, responsible for Europe and The Far East. He left GE to become Managing Director of Honeywell Bull, Norway and later General Manager Northern Europe for Public Sector. He also passed ISO 9001 certification for his operation. Mr. Syversen was Managing Director for Olivetti before joining Dell Computer as Country Manager Norway and Director Sales Operations for Nordic countries, participating in developing Dell Computer in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States.
After joining Flagship Technologies, Inc., a software house based in Rockville, Maryland, in the summer of 1998, he left his native Norway to resume the position of Chairman of the company.
Mr. Syversen has his education from Oslo Business School, Norway, in Business Administration, INSEAD, France in Change Management, and Sea Trade Academy, UK in Container Transportation.
He is currently holding different board positions, including Chair of Bloksberg Inc, Chair of Ritmarine Ltd., Chair of NorHouse, Inc., Director at Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of the Norwegian Society of Washington, D.C., Chair of the Norwegian Church Service in Washington, D.C. Mr. Syversen is also Past President of The Rotary Club of North Bethesda, Maryland and Past Chair of Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church in Frederick, MD.