Christian Frost Røine, Co-founder and CEO
Christian Frost Røine is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO of Fell Tech, a company he co-founded in August 2013. With a strong background in finance and management, Christian has led Fell Tech through various growth phases, initially as CEO from August 2013 to September 2021, then as COO from September 2021 to October 2022, before returning to the CEO role in October 2022. At Fell Tech, Christian has been instrumental in business and product development, working on product design, branding, financial structuring, supply chain management, establishing the quality management system, establishing the US business with local US subsidiary and securing large partnerships for the company. Under his leadership, Fell Tech has become a key player in the industry with its headquarters in Drammen, Norway.
In addition to his role at Fell Tech, Christian is a Managing Partner at Vaxa Property, a position he has held since June 2013. Vaxa Property has grown to become one of Norway's leading commercial real estate companies, involved in large M&A projects with due diligence services, facility management for around 400,000 sqm of real estate, and project development for more than 10 million EUR per year. Today, the company manages assets worth approximately 4 billion EUR. Vaxa is owned 50.1% by Clarksons, and Christian sits as the single largest owner in the company. With his expertise in property management, Christian has been instrumental in driving the success of Vaxa Property in the Norwegian commercial real estate sector.
Prior to co-founding Fell Tech, Christian gained valuable experience in finance and management as the Head of Fund at FIG Forvaltning, a student-operated money management organization, from August 2011 to August 2014. He was also the BAS/Teamleader at Norsk Teknisk Installasjon AS, where he was responsible for the production of technical installations within HVAC for commercial and private buildings from December 2010 to June 2013. Additionally, Christian has experience as an Account Manager at Lyberg & Partnere AS, where he focused on sales and account management from November 2009 to August 2011.
Christian's accomplishments have been recognized with numerous awards and honors. In August 2019, he was named to FERD's List, an initiative by JA Europe to recognize inspirational young entrepreneurs and leaders who create value and leave lasting footprints. He also received the Alumni Leadership Award EEC 2013 from JA-YE Europe in July 2013 for his leadership skills and business morals. Christian's Studentbedriften Sjøsikker was awarded the "Vinner NM Studentbedrift 2013" by Ungt Entreprenørskap Norge in June 2013 for their innovative product, a wireless "dødmannsknapp." Furthermore, Christian was awarded the rank of Corporal by the Norwegian Coast Guard in May 2009 for his leadership skills and high moral in duty.
Christian holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Handelshøyskolen BI, where he was also an active member of FIG Forvaltning. He completed his general studies at St. Hallvard VGS, specializing in general and administrative subjects from 2005 to 2008. With his extensive experience, background, and accolades, Christian Frost Røine continues to drive success and innovation in his professional ventures.