Fredrik Östbye

Chief Digital Officer, Grundfos
Fredrik Östbye


Fredrik Östbye is the Chief Digital Officer for Grundfos

Fredrik is an entrepreneur who has built companies since he went to school. His first company installed solar panels on houses. The second one got acquired by a Kinnevik company in 2004, based on the prediction that all electricity meters will be connected. The third one got acquired by Telenor in 2013, based on the prediction that everything will be connected.

He gets his energy from doing business where all involved are winners and the results contribute to a more sustainable world. His deep technical knowledge in combination with a great sense of doing business repeatedly has resulted in successful concepts positioned in the market.

He has always been a workaholic, but when not working he spends time with his kids and enjoys horseback riding, kitesurfing and snowboarding.