Saga Robotics appoint new CEO

Saga Robotics appoint new CEO

Anne Dingstad, currently CFO of Saga Robotics, has been selected as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. She commences the role with immediate effect.

Saga Robotics is one of the world’s leading agtech firms, with around 50 people based across operations in Norway, the UK, and the US.

CEO Anne Dingstad
Anne Dingstad

“I am honoured to become Saga Robotics’ CEO. It is a privilege to lead our talented and dedicated team in developing less labour constrained products and services and creating value for customers. We want to be the preferred scalable technology partner for soft fruit, horticulture and viticulture growers, enabling them to reach their full crop potential while reducing waste, use of chemicals, and carbon emissions.”

“Building on our world leading Thorvald platform, we will expand our markets, scale, and build a robust operation to create shareholder and societal value.”

Dingstad succeeds Saga Robotics’ Founder Pål Johan From, who will transition into the role of Chief Product Officer and dedicate his full capacity on the further development of Thorvald, driving scale and further value creation.

Pål Johan From says, “As we grow it’s ever more important to have the right people in the right role and I’m delighted to be able to hand overall leadership of the company to someone as talented as Anne. I’m also excited to be able to focus on the part of the company where I can make the biggest difference – the evolution of our product range. I look forward to working with this amazing team to scale up our offerings and develop products that create even more value for our customers.”

Atle Eide, Chairman of Saga Robotics believes the appointment of Anne Dingstad as CEO represents a major step in the development of Saga Robotics, saying, “Pål has created a global leading agtech company, and is still the largest shareholder of Saga Robotics. The Board fully supports his wish to further focus on the technology part of Saga Robotics and is confident that the appointment of Anne will further enhance both our commercial development and global expansion.”

Before joining Saga Robotics, Dingstad held various international executive leadership positions in mobile and digital businesses focused on growth, expansion, finance and business and corporate development. She has been a vital part of several management teams, also serving as CFO. Dingstad lives on and runs a farm as the 15th owner in her family. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and International Management from the Norwegian School of Economics and St.Gallen, and has studied Entrepreneurship at Boston University.