I am excited to welcome Arne Åhlander into a new, global role for the Lean Software Institute, as our VP of Client Services. Arne previously served as our Director of Business Development in Sweden. In his new role, Arne will be replacing Mark Wallace, who is leaving to pursue other interests. I am personally grateful to Mark for his many contributions since shortly after LSI’s founding.
Arne has a deep background in Agile software development and in particular Scrum. He is a veteran consultant and business developer in the Scandinavian IT industry with additional global experience in Europe and Asia. Arne brings with him extensive experience from working in management teams, and he has a track record of combining people, processes and products to successfully build and execute long term strategies. For more than 15 years, Arne has helped industry leaders such as Ericsson, Telenor, Telia, ABB, Volvo and Saab. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer and has personally trained thousand of developers and managers in software best practices.
As more and more Agile practitioners are discovering Lean Thinking, Arne will be a great ambassador as we reach out to Agile practitioners to show them how Lean can help them have a much broader and deeper impact on organizational performance.
Because of our increased activity in the Nordic Region, we are also expanding Øystein Paulsen’s role from Director of Business Development for Norway to Director of Client Services for The Nordic Countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland).
Frode L. Odegard
CEO, Lean Software Institute