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Cegal Hires New CTO From Microsoft

12/04/2023 |

John Henrik Andersen joins Cegal as the new global chief technology officer (CTO). Andersen comes from Microsoft, where, for the past 18 years, he has held several leading positions globally.

Dagfinn Ringaas, CEO of Cegal, emphasizes: “I am thrilled to announce that John Henrik Andersen has decided to join Cegal as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). John Henrik comes from Microsoft, where he has a strong track record from various senior leadership positions across business units, operations, technology evangelism, and business development, both in Norway and globally.”

Ringaas adds: “The CTO role is critical for Cegal because we need to have more tech aces in front of our customers, senior executive leaders on top of technology trends and developments, make crucial and potentially existential decisions for the company going forward, ensure we utilize and bet on the right scalable technologies and last but not least, lift our strategic partnerships with both Microsoft and Oracle to a higher executive level to accelerate and succeed on our global growth journey.”

A highly recognized and experienced technology leader

John Henrik Andersen is a highly recognized and experienced technology leader with an excellent combination of commercial mindset, customer focus, tech superpowers, ability to impact and influence senior decision-makers, and obviously strong relations at Microsoft.

Ringaas says: “I am both proud and excited that a player of John Henrik’s caliber, whose signature many have been fighting for, chose to play for Cegal. He is also a great guy who I am sure will fit and thrive very well in Cegal’s culture of inclusive, super-skilled fuss fighters.”

John Henrik Andersen comments on his new job: “For the last 18 years, I have worked with customers and technology partners of Microsoft in different parts of the world. I have seen the successful ones, and I have seen the not-so-successful. I have seen the promising ones with a prosperous future, and I have seen the ones without.”

Magic combination of former success and stellar future

The new CTO continues:

Cegal has the magic combination of both coming from success and being headed towards a very prosperous future. I am truly impressed by the people I’ve met during my interviews and value prop and the crispness of the customer relevance in the Cegal products and offerings. I am humbled and proud to bring my experience and passion for realizing customer value through great technology solutions to the Cegal.

Ringaas concludes: "I am confident that John Henrik’s leadership will drive our technological initiatives forward and contribute significantly to the global success and growth of Cegal."

He has had his last day as a Microsoft employee and will start at Cegal on December 1st.