Ole RIngdal Photo: UiS
NEW CEO AT IRIS
02.07.2013The Board of IRIS announced today that the new CEO of the research institute will be Ole Ringdal. He will take up the position from 15 September.
Ole Ringdal has a PhD in biology and chemistry from the University of Bergen and will join IRIS from his current position as dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Stavanger. His previous experience includes senior scientist roles in industry.
Says Chairman of IRIS, Ingvald Løyning; “The Board is very pleased to have Ole Ringdal joining us to lead IRIS. This will further strengthen the exciting development the institute is enjoying and contribute towards reinforcing the full range of higher education, research and innovation in the Stavanger area”.
Adds Ringdal; “I really look forward to work with the highly competent and enthusiastic team of researchers at IRIS. The institute has developed very strong, professional capabilities within all the three R&D areas comprising energy, social science and environment.
This paves the way for an exciting development over the next years.
I have had an interesting time at the University of Stavanger, but the position as CEO of IRIS was a challenge I simply couldn't resist. I see a lot of exciting possibilities for cooperation between IRIS and UiS in the future.