Organisation and management

Here is an overview of the management in Norway.


Audun Aaland, CEO & Region West

Audun holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and started his career as a researcher in SINTEF, the Department of Road Technique. After four years at SINTEF, he started working for the NPRA in Sogn og Fjordane where he worked for 16 years as both Graduate Engineer, Head of Department, Chief Engineer, Project Manager and Production Manager. In 2000, Audun went over to Mesta as Head of Construction Works and Head of Tunnel department, before he started working as Project Director in AF and later as Chief Engineer at the Directorate of Public Roads. In 2007 he went over to NCC first as Development Manager at NCC Construction and later as Head of Marketing and Tender. In 2012 Audun became CEO of Bilfinger Construction until 2015 when the company was acquired by Implenia. Audun then became Project Manager for the project K11 in Bergen, before he took over the responsibility for the Tendering Department in Implenia Norge. He became CEO of Implenia Norge in 2018.





Halvard Leren, Region East

Halvard holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and started his career drawing agricultural buildings at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås. In 1996 he was employed by Veidekke Entreprenør where he worked as a Project Engineer, Construction Manager and with calculations, initially until 2001. After this Halvard worked on the African continent for three and a half years, first as a Cost Controller and IT Manager for Bujagali EPC Consortium in Uganda and later with calculations and as Site Manager for A/ S Noremco Construction in Tanzania. In 2005 Leren went back to Veidekke in Norway, now as Construction Manager, Project Manager and Head of Department, where he stayed until 2014. In January 2015 Halvard started working for Implenia Norge, as Project Manager for E6 Vinstra-Sjoa. After two years in the company, Halvard took over as Director of Region East.


Hege Strand, Head of HR

Hege Strand has a law degree from the University of Tromsø. Hege has extensive experience in HR and organizational development and was, amongst other things, responsible for HR at Synsam Norway, Studentsamskipnaden i Oslo (The student welfare organization for Oslo and Akershus) and at the municipality of Halden, Norway. Hege has also worked at the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Hege has extensive experience in HR work, and has worked with organizational and cultural development, change-over processes, competence training, management development and tariff and wage bargaining. Hege started working as the HR Director at Implenia Norge AS in August 2014. In 2015 she became Head of HR in Implenia in Scandinavia.