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«Who is prepared to make the right decisions in a more digital society» asks newly employed department manager Rune Winther

Proactima has the pleasure welcoming Rune Winther to Proactima. Rune will be included in the future looking Proactima team and will lead the newly established department Development and Innovation.

“This is a very exiting position which appeals very much to me”, says Rune Winther. “I have in my entire career worked somewhere in between the areas research and development and the consultant role and worked extensively with an innovation culture. I will bring with me this experience into Proactima as well. The combination of risk-related work and innovation is an unbeatable combination. Proactima represents all of this. It was therefore an easy choice to make”, smiles Rune.

«In what way will focus on development and innovation be important in the future?”

«This depends on how rapid the development will be. We don’t know this. But what we do know, is that it will pay off to be prepared if the speed escalates. This will be or not to be for many companies in the future; who are prepared to handle large changes over a short period of time. This implies that there are many things we need to learn, maybe all over. This complies for us in Proactima, in order for us to be relevant consultants for our customers, also in the future”, underlines Rune.

“How can Proactima contribute? How can we make a difference?”

“Risk management for our customers is about decision support in order to make the right choices. We can assist helping our clients making the right decisions. We have the in-depth knowledge from several disciplines and relevant uncertainty and risk factors. We can assist in making visible both risks and consequences of the decisions taken. I believe this will be increasingly important in the future. There will be even more decisions to make, possibly within unknown areas and probably in a faster pace. Based on our knowledge and competence, we can contribute in making the best possible choices”.

“Are there some areas that is more important than others?”

«The digitalization process is an area which will grow even more important in the future. We need to understand how the digitalization affects us. And how this influence the customers’ risk overview”, underlines Rune.

Another important area, which will characterize how we think and work in the future, is ESG, sustainability and the green shift. These mega trends will challenge our strategy and business model and will demand good understanding for risk management.

Rune comes from the position as head of digital product development in Multiconsult. However, Rune has previously also work as risk consultant in both DNV (Veritec), Scandpower and COWI. For four years he also had his own company. He has scientific research experience from UiO, UiS, Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE) and Høgskolen in Østfold (IT).

«Rune will be a significant capacity in Proactima», says Trond Winther, CEO in Proactima. “We are very pleased to have him onboard. Based on his experience, knowledge and passion for risk management, we believe he will be a strong contributor in defining the future for our company”, says Trond Winther.

Rune has 30 years’ experience as consultant and scientist from a large span of industries, among others within transportation, oil and gas, land-based industry, construction, ICT/telecom and aerospace. Rune’s versatile background stretches from basic mechanic systems to complex critical digital systems, as well as risk related work for artificial intelligence and smarter mobile units.

He has his background from the University in Oslo where he holds a Cand. Scient degree (1991) and a Dr. Scient degree (1996) in mathematical statistics and reliability theories.

Rune Winther (who is not a relative to the CEO) starts in Proactima today and will be working mainly in Proactima’ s Oslo office.

We wish Rune welcome to Proactima!