Kebony, a global leader in the production of sustainable modified woods, has today confirmed the appointment of Ingvild Huseby as Chair.
Ingvild has sixteen years’ experience representing listed and non-listed companies as a Non-Executive Director and four years’ as a Chair, contributing to financial results through new business models and digitalization. She holds a Cand. Scient./Master of Quantum Nuclear Physics/Chaos theory (University of Oslo), Master of Management (sim.) in International Business and Strategy (BI, IMD, Babson, Telenor), a degree in Relational Psychology (Norwegian Gestalt Institute) and Corporate Finance (Norwegian School of Economics.
As an industry advisor with a background in technology and with a multi-disciplined set of skills, Investinor welcomes Ingvild’s contribution to Kebony.
Ingvild joins Kebony at an exciting time following the recent appointment of Norman Willemsen as CEO. Last year, Kebony demonstrated continued expansion around the world with impressive growth in all key markets and exceptional development across Germany, France, Scandinavia and the US; the company achieved the strongest sales record in its history, with an increase of 25% compared with 2017. In order to meet this increased demand and support plans to accelerate sales, Kebony opened a second production facility in Belgium; this doubles the company’s annual production capacity to 40,000m3, with the potential to double production to approximately 80,000m3 in the near future with only limited additional investment.
Developed in Norway the patented Kebony technology has taken years of research and development, it enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid, a process which permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony premium, hardwood characteristics, resulting in significantly improved durability and structural stability.