Roar Arntzen

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Roar Arntzen (born 23 November 1947) is a Norwegian engineer.

He grew up in Rosenborg and Byåsen, and took the degree at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in his hometown. He was hired as a researcher in SINTEF in 1971. In 1977 he was hired as a chief engineer in Autronica, where he served five years as chief executive from 1984 to 1989, when he became director of the SINTEF company Elab-Runit. He advanced further to vice chief executive of SINTEF in 1991 and chief executive in 1995. He was first acting chief executive for some months before being hired on a permanent basis in November 1995. In March 2002 he was announced as the new chief executive of St. Olav Hospital.[1][2][3][4][5] He resigned in March 2006, and was succeeded by Gunnar Bovim.[6][7]

Arntzen chairs Renholdsverket[8] and has chaired Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the gentlemen's club Harmonien.[9] He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.[10]


  1. ^ Kjærvik, Atle (22 November 1995). "Roar Arntzen toppsjef i SINTEF". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Sintefsjef blir sykehussjef". Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian). 19 March 2002. 
  3. ^ "Jovial bamse". Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian). 5 April 2002. 
  4. ^ By Rise, Mari; Ellingsen, Lajla (19 March 2002). "Arntzen ny sykehusdirektør". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). p. 4. 
  5. ^ Jensen, Johan O. (6 April 2002). "Ingen ryddegutt". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). 
  6. ^ "Går av som direktør ved St. Olavs hospital" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 24 March 2006. 
  7. ^ "Ny direktør ved St. Olavs hospital" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 8 November 2006. 
  8. ^ Bergesen, Norunn (24 June 2011). "Går av med overskudd". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). p. 8. 
  9. ^ Wahl-Olsen, Siri (25 March 2006). "Nødlanding på Øya". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). p. 44. 
  10. ^ "Medlemmer: ARNTZEN, Roar" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
Preceded by
Thor O. Olsen
Chief executive of SINTEF
Succeeded by
Morten Loktu
Preceded by
Valborg Sund
Chief executive of St. Olav Hospital
Succeeded by
Gunnar Bovim