Our Management Team
Terje Gorm Hansen has been CEO of Hansen Protection AS since 1995. He joined the Helly-Hansen Group in 1980, initially as a sales representative. Hansen has extensive experience within sales, customer relations and product management. In addition to his role as CEO, Hansen holds the position as Head of Integrated Services, a part of Hansen Protection’s Personal Protection business area.
Carine Engen, Chief Financial Officer
Carine Engen has been CFO of Hansen Protection since 2006. She joined the finance department of the Helly Hansen Group in 1995, where Engen, amongst others, held the position as Group Controller from 2000 to 2006. She has extensive experience from finance and accounting and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway.
Knut Åsle, Business Support
Knut Åsle has been responsible for Business Support in Hansen Protection since February 2018. He joined the Helly Hansen Group's Sports Division in 1991, where he worked in product development, management and marketing, before becoming a Category Manager for Workwear in 2007. Åsle has held various management positions at Hansen Protection, amongst others as Head of Project, Quality and Product Development; – and as Head of the Personal Protection business area. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian Business School (BI), Norway.
Fredrik Joachim Eriksen, Personal Protection
Fredrik Joachim Eriksen has been Head of Personal Protection since January 2019. He joined Hansen Protection in February 2016 and have worked with sales and business development. Prior to Hansen Protection he had various senior sales and management positions in developing international sales and business. Eriksen holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle Business School, Australia.
Thomas Lund, HR & Quality
Thomas Lund has been Head of HR & Quality since 2014, overseeing Hansen Protection’s certifications and approvals, both at organizational and product levels within aviation, shipping and oil & gas. He joined Hansen Protection in 2011 when he had responsibility for the Marine & Special Products business area. Lund has held various management positions within TV and media and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway.
Arvid Tryfoss, Boat Canopies & Special Products
Arvid Tryfoss has been Head of Marine & Special Products since 2014. He joined the Helly Hansen group in 2007 as Site Manager in Kristiansand. Previously, Tryfoss held various management positions at Christiansand's / Hansa Borg breweries. He has an education in business economics and administration from the University of Agder, Norway.