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New General Manager of Vigo IKS

The board of Vigo IKS decided on Thursday, March 2, to appoint Hilde Benno Vaage as the new general manager. She will take up the position on April 1, 2023.

Vaage comes to Vigo IKS with a solid management experience, both from the public and private sector. She has a master's degree from the University of Oslo, and later a master's degree in school management from BI. She has worked as a teacher and head of department in Akershus County Council. For the last 10 years she has worked in IST, after which the last years as CEO. She has recently been employed by Udir as an advisor.

Senior management experience will be important in Vigo IKS

-"The need for good digital solutions is a prerequisite for service development in the public sector," says Bjørn Marthinsen, Chairman of the Board of Vigo IKS. "Through Vigo IKS, the counties interact digitally in more and more areas, and the company therefore needs more skilled employees. I am very pleased that Hilde has accepted the position as general manager. She brings with her solid and relevant senior management experience, which will be important as Vigo IKS continues to develop.

Hilde Benno Vaage has been appointed as the new General Manager of Vigo IKS
Vaage is looking forward to taking on the work as general manager of Vigo IKS. Photo: Cathrine Hill-Jensen, Vigo IKS
Desire to contribute to user-friendly digital solutions developed by Vigo IKS

Vaage is humble and happy to have been trusted as the new head of Vigo IKS. - I have worked for many years with product development and management, and have a strong desire to be able to contribute to digital solutions being user-friendly and useful for both individuals and society, she says. - I also perceive that this is the core of the work Vigo IKS is responsible for. I look forward to working with both the owners of Vigo IKS and all employees who work for better digital solutions every day. In my experience, collaboration is a key to the success of digitalization.

Hilde Benno Vaage will take up the position of General Manager on April 1, 2023.

For more information, contact:

  • Bjørn Marthinsen (Chairman of Vigo IKS), tel. 95171899
  • Hilde Benno Vaage, tel. 99633151
  • Cathrine Hill-Jensen (Communications Advisor - for more photos), tel. 91809647


Facts about Vigo IKS:

  • Vigo IKS is an inter-municipal company that looks after the management and further development of the county municipalities' joint IT systems within secondary education, transport and shared services.
  • The company is owned by all the county municipalities and Oslo municipality. Vigo IKS's highest body is the supervisory board, which has one member from each of the owners. The board of representatives has elected a board that monitors the company's operations.
  • Vigo IKS has 38 employees and is headquartered in Porsgrunn.

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