Geir Skoglund new CEO of Block Watne AS

Geir Skoglund has been appointed CEO of Block Watne AS and will take up his position in May 2013.

Geir Skoglund (46) is currently technical manager at Peab AS. He has extensive management experience in construction and property development. He has held senior positions and been a member of Peab Norway's management group since 2008, previously having held management positions at NCC Construction AS.

He is a civil engineering graduate (building and construction engineering) of the Norwegian Institute of Technology (1995).

“We are delighted that Geir Skoglund is joining the team,” says Lars Nilsen, CEO of BWG Homes. “He brings valuable expertise that will strengthen our business and ensure that Block Watne's operational efficiency and well-functioning organisation continues.”

“I look forward to taking over as CEO of one of the most exciting and reliable house building companies in Norway,” says Geir Skoglund. “I also look forward to getting to know Block Watne's employees and contributing to the further development of both the company and the people there.”

Ole Feet, who has been CEO of Block Watne since his appointment in June 2006, became Chief Operating Officer of BWG Homes Group in spring 2012. He will now assume this role on a full time basis.

Contact information: Lars Nilsen, CEO, BWG Homes ASA, tel: +47 23 24 60 00

About Block Watne:
Block Watne AS is one of Norway's leading house builders. The company delivers approximately 1,000 homes annually. Our own residential projects – where we handle the entire value chain, from land acquisition and development to sale and production – represent 90 percent of operations. Project development, sales and construction are carried out by employees through 21 regional offices. 420 of the company's 650 employees are carpenters. The company's turnover in 2011 was NOK 2.1 billion. Block Watne is ISO 9001 certified and is owned by BWG Homes ASA.

About Us

BWG Homes develops, sells and constructs residential homes in the Nordic region. The brands owned by the Group are Block Watne and Hetlandhus in Norway, Kärnhem, Myresjöhus and SmålandsVillan in Sweden. Ranked as a leading residential house builder in its markets, the Group annually completes approx. 2 000 new homes through own residential projects and for individual customers. BWG Homes has approx. 1 000 employees. In 2013 the operational turnover was NOK 3.9 billion. BWG Homes is a company in the OBOS Group.