Lockton Norway Expands People Solutions Team with Four Strategic Appointments

Lockton, the world’s largest independent insurance broker, is proud to announce that Espen Rye Ellingsen, Espen Bjaarstad, Olav Botnen and Fredrik Mietle Holmstøen have joined its growing People Solutions team in Norway. They join from Aon Norway and take up their new roles with immediate effect.

Espen, Fredrik, Espen and Olaf have decades of experience in senior industry roles and bring to Lockton creative thinking and an unmatched work ethic. They are doers who have a proven track record of improving client outcomes, using their strong expertise in implementing a range of bespoke health and benefits and pension solutions, and providing financial safety advisory and capital management.

These four senior hires are part of Lockton's strategy to continue expanding its Nordic presence and follow the appointment of Øyvind Larsen who recently joined Lockton to lead its People Solutions business in Norway. 

Lockton is dedicated to attracting the strongest talent in the industry as it continues to invest in the Nordics and expects to welcome further new hires this year.

EJ Hentenaar, CEO of Lockton Europe, said"We are delighted to continue to expand our offering in the Nordic region in 2024, starting with this impressive set of hires. The growth the team has undergone in the last 24 months is an exceptional achievement and Espen, Fredrik, Espen and Olav ensure we are ideally placed to respond to the changing and expanding needs of our clients when it comes to employee benefits, pensions solutions and financial management. This is an exciting time for Lockton Norway and we are confident that our new team members will help us achieve new heights in service excellence."

Simon Gilliat, International Head of People Solutions at Lockton, said: “We are excited to welcome these four talented individuals to Lockton. This expansion demonstrates our continued focus on People Solutions, particularly across the areas of employee risk benefits, pensions, employee communications and data analytics. Their wealth of experience and risk management expertise enhances our offering to clients across the Nordic region and complements the already strong businesses in the UK and Ireland.”


As the world’s largest independent insurance brokerage firm, Lockton is committed to service and empowered with a single-minded focus on delivering results for clients. More than 10,700 Associates across 140 locations provide 65,000 clients globally with creative solutions in risk management, insurance and employee benefits consulting. We’re purposely unconventional, insatiably curious and uncommonly independent.