Maritime Communications Partner Appoints New CEO

MCP’s Board of Directors has appointed Frode Støldal as new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary. Under his leadership, MCP will strengthen its position as a preferred global supplier of the most innovative maritime communications solutions.

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Støldal replaces MCPs founder, Knut Fjellheim, who has served as interim-CEO and now returns to his previous role as COO/CTO. Frode Støldal has vast management experience from across the Telenor-Group. Prior to his role as CTO in Telenor Norway where he was responsible for deploying a new LTE (4G) network, Støldal served as Head of Technology for Telenor in Asia, responsible for industrialization and common technology projects across Telenor Group. He has also worked as CTO/CIO in Grameenphone, in addition to several IT roles in Norway from when he joined in 2001. Støldal holds a Master of Technology Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Støldal assumes his position Monday August 18th.

– MCP is a growth company with value-adding innovations that appeals to our customers and partners within the cruise-, ferry- and offshore market. These markets face huge changes with customers demanding the same level of service offshore as onshore, and it is a fantastic opportunity to lead a company that can deliver on all of these needs and wants. MCP are uniquely positioned in an area where there will be great demand after technology platforms likes the ones we offer today, and the ones we develop going forward, said Støldal.

– I have previously visited MCP’s offices and have been impressed by the quality the company brings to the market through the staffs cutting-edge skills. Engineering innovations and a desire to always do better have ensured that MCP have assumed a leading position in a growing market where huge business value will be created with communications solutions. MCP’s latest innovation is our groundbreaking solutions for oil- and gas companies in the offshore-market, said Støldal.

About Maritime Communications Partner
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is the leading onboard communications partner. The company has developed unique technical solutions, providing mobile telephony coverage for people onboard major cruise ships and ferries worldwide, delivering a premium service to MCP’s customers. MCP offices are located centrally in Arendal, Norway and Miami, (FL) USA. MCP is fully owned by Telenor ASA, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Through Telenor, MCP has access to a wide range of competence and resources within market, product, innovation and content development.