Hagland embraces international shipbroking, shipowning, marine agencies, business management & accounting services and real estate.
Hagland is owned by brothers and joint managing directors Arne and Knut Wendelbo Aanensen, representing third generation of Aanensen family ownership.
Since the two joined the company in 1978 and 1983, respectively, Hagland has developed from a shipbroking company into a group of companies offering a wide range of services to the shipping and offshore industries, as well as business management services and real estate. Building on decades of know-how and experience, our highly skilled people continuously aim to offer the best possible services to our clients.
From left: Øivind, Paal, Arne and Knut Wendelbo Aanensen.
Haugesund has been a centre for international shipping for centuries. The maritime traditions are being maintained through a variety of companies within shipowning, offshore contractors, shipyards, ship designers, and a range of other service providers and suppliers.
In 2019, Hagland had a turnover of NOK 444 million (approx. EUR 45 million) on a consolidated basis. As of 31 December, 2019, total assets amounted to NOK 774 million (approx. EUR 78 million), with an equity ratio of 39%.
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Arne W. Aanensen – Chairman & joint CEO
Arne (b. 1949) has been with Hagland since 1978. Arne has previously worked as a shipbroker in Oslo, Houston and Haugesund. He has held various positions as member of boards and committees, including such organisations as Norwegians Shipowners’ Association and Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association, the latter also as president. Arne is also consul for Iceland. Arne holds a degree in business (“siviløkonom”) from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in Oslo and studies in London and Lausanne.
Knut W. Aanensen – Vice Chairman & joint CEO
Knut (b. 1950) has been with Hagland since 1983. Before joining Hagland, Knut worked 8 years for Statoil in different management positions within marine transportation, including head of chartering for offshore vessels and tankers. He has held various positions as member of boards and committees, including such organisations as Norwegians Shipowners’ Association and Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association, the latter also as president. Knut is a Naval Architect (M.Sc.) from NTH.
Paal W. Aanensen – Director & CFO
Paal (b. 1979) has been with Hagland since 2012 working with finance and business development. He as previously worked as Senior Risk Advisor at Nordea Markets, consultant at KPMG Advisory, relationship manager at Nordea Shipping and as Finance / risk management analyst and management trainee at Storebrand. Paal is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) with an MBA in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a Master of Business and Economics (“siviløkonom”) degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). Paal also has a NFF Fixed Income Analyst diploma from The Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts (NFF).
Øivind W. Aanensen – Director & COO
Øivind (b. 1979) has been with Hagland since 2008, working mostly as offshore shipbroker primarily focusing on subsea, tugs and sale and purchase. He has also headed projects such as the development of innovative ship designs for short sea bulk vessels and IT procurement. Øivind is an M.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU), and has previously worked as Naval Architect with Vik-Sandvik AS (now Wärtsilä).