Halvorsen steps up as Factlines' new CEO

Factlines announces a strategic update in its leadership dynamics. Siri Engesæth is transitioning from her role as CEO to take on the pivotal position of Chief Sustainability Officer. In her stead, Henrik Halvorsen will assume the responsibilities of the new CEO. Changes will be effective on 22 January 2024.
Henrik Halvorsen, Factlines new CEO, and Siri Engesæth, Factlines Chief Sustainability Officer

"Over the last year, Factlines has developed a new tech platform and launched new products and is now entering a new phase, requiring an increased focus on domain competence, strategic development, and growth. Siri will continue to be a thought leader in her field of expertise and contribute to the continuous development of Factlines' digital platform. Henrik brings experience from advising national and international companies and scaling, growing, and managing an international consultancy in Europe," says Espen Zachariassen, Chairman of the Board.

Established in 2012, Factlines is at the forefront of facilitating the green transition through digital solutions for sustainable supplier networks, the EU Taxonomy, and the Transparency Act.

"Drawing from a decade of operational experience and our advanced SaaS platform, Factlines is geared to be a pivotal player in the new, fact-oriented ESG landscape. The journey ahead is exciting," says Siri Engesæth.

As the incoming Chief Sustainability Officer, Engesæth's profound expertise will advance Factlines' strategic technological solutions and deliver tangible benefits to the clients, empowering them in their journey toward a sustainable future.

In 2022, Factlines joined the Alytic family, a portfolio company of Arendals Fossekompani, and has since tripled its workforce, propelled by a solid ambition to emerge as a global ESG tech player.

As CEO, Henrik Halvorsen brings a rich legacy of leadership, vision, and growth from his time co-founding Gambit, a Norwegian PR and communications consultancy, and his tenure with the global communications firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

"EU and local regulations are changing the landscape of sustainability reporting, starting with larger listed companies in 2024," says Halvorsen, highlighting the imminent shift. The timeline continues with larger non-listed companies in 2025, and by 2026, even SMEs will be engaged. "Companies will have to dive into something they may find difficult to understand and time-consuming to handle. This presents great business opportunities for making high-quality reporting easier, faster, smarter, and more efficient. Factlines does exactly that, with software solutions for supply chain verification, due diligence, and the taxonomy – both key components to meet the new reporting requirements in the EU and Norway. I am really looking forward to working with the team to explore the opportunities that lay ahead."

January 2024