Industrials and energy advisor with direct C-suite experience, focusing on strategy and commercial excellence engagements.
He recently served as a partner for Qvartz prior to the firm's integration with us, which collectively formed our new Nordics practice, in early 2020. During his time there, Gaute's major case work included heading a commercial excellence program for a global fertilizers player, as well as advising on several strategy exercises for process industry clients.
Prior to joining Qvartz in 2016, Gaute served as the Head of Strategy and BD for Yara International and as EVP of Strategy and Overseas Operations for pulp and paper company Norske Skog. He then became CEO of Enklere Liv.
He has also worked for Norsk Hydro and another top consulting firm.
Gaute holds an M.S. in Business Administration and Finance from NHH.
Apart from work, he is a member of the board of retail chain Chillout. He has also served as a board member for Pan Asia Paper and Hong Leong Paper in Malaysia.
Privately, Gaute is married to Randi and has two kids, Linus (b. 2006) and Sofie (b. 2007).