Benjamin Thorsen joins Kinland AS as CEO

Kinland is pleased to appoint Mr. Benjamin Thorsen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Effective from 4 January 2021, Kinland AS (“Kinland”), supported by Whitehelm Capital, has appointed Benjamin Thorsen (38) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Thorsen comes from the position as Partner in the investment banking firm ABG Sundal Collier ASA, where he has more than 10 years of experience primarily within real estate, as well as a number of kindergarten and care sector transactions. Mr. Thorsen is a Norwegian citizen and holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.

“Kinland is a unique company with an important societal role, being a leading provider of Social Infrastructure in the Nordic region. I am very pleased with the confidence that Kinland and Whitehelm Capital have shown me, and I look forward to growing and developing Kinland together with my colleagues” says Benjamin Thorsen.

Benjamin Thorsen replaces Interim CEO Wessel Schevernels, who will resume his position as Head of Asset Management in Whitehelm Capital. 

Kinland is a social infrastructure company providing high-quality properties for government-backed care services. The company owns 216 properties across Norway, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands and Poland, providing a safe and quality environment needed for the care of over 19,000 people.

Whitehelm Capital
Whitehelm Capital is one of the world’s most experienced independently-owned infrastructure managers. With an outstanding track-record spanning over 22 years, Whitehelm has invested €6.7 billion, with over €6.9 billion returned to investors and €3.4 billion in assets currently under management. Whitehelm Capital has achieved strong returns across multiple market cycles, with an exceptional record of capital preservation. Whitehelm Capital offers investment capabilities across unlisted infrastructure, listed infrastructure, infrastructure debt, and advisory.

Whitehelm focuses on working with local communities to provide sustainable infrastructure that meets the highest Environment, Social and Governance standards. Whitehelm is proud to be a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI) and a member of GRESB infrastructure.

For more information:
Whitehelm Capital
Graham Matthews, Chief Executive
Telephone +44 207 183 6120, e-mail:

Benjamin Thorsen, CEO
Telephone +47 4801 6142, e-mail:

Date: 12. January 2021