Olav Kleveland

Leadership Philosophy

“The employees are an organisations greatest asset when given autonomy at work guided by the principle of assuming positive intent, accountability & transparency – all glued together through communication.
This is how we create world class customer value and workplace = Profitability.

This is how respect and trust is given and gained = Sustainability.”

-Olav Kleiveland

Operational Philosophy

“The ripple effect is true in business as well.
Implementing a new system (e.g.) without understanding the dependencies and 3600 impact will leave you vulnerable to risks, employee & customer dissatisfaction
negatively impacting the results.
That’s why I am a firm believer in a Holistic Business Approach. ”

-Olav Kleiveland

Professional experience

2020-2022: Azolver Group CEO & Chairman of Board

2019-2020: Azolver Group COO, CMO

2014-2019: Pitney Bowes Senior European Demand Generation Manager

2008-2014: Pitney Bowes Senior Nordic Marketing Manager

2014: Pitney Bowes PMO Manager Divestment 2

2013: Pitney Bowes PMO Manager Divestment 1

2002-2007: Pitney Bowes Nordic Postal Solutions Director

2001-2002: Pitney Bowes Key Account Manager

2001-2001: Posten Fjernhandel (Posten Norge As) Business Developer

1999-2001: Posten Fjernhandel (Posten Norge As) Key Account Manager

1990-1999: Posten Norge As: Several positions incl. manager of a team of 17 people.


  • Bedriftsøkonom fra BI (Business Economist)
  • Stand-alone courses from BI
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Project Management 1
  • Coaching
  • Six Sigma Black Belt from Pitney Bowes Inc.
  • Stand-alone courses:
  • Financial Markets [Yale University]
  • Certified OKR Professional [Udemy]
  • Digital Transformation 2022 – Masterclass [Udemy]
  • Blockchain Basics [LinkedIn]
  • Blockchain: Beyond the Basics [LinkedIn]
  • Eus Green Dela & Taxonomy [Innovation Norway]
  • Business Modelling [Innovation Norway]
  • MBA – Strategic Management – Manage Innovation [Udemy]
  • Measure What Matters [LinkedIn]
  • The ultimate Disruption Playbook with Charlene Lee [Udemy]


  • Holistic Leadership (Technology, process, people & structure)
  • Communications
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency & openness
  • Forward Thinking and Adaptive
  • Growth mindset
  • Data driven decision making
  • People person (a company’s greatest resource if you know how to unlock it)

  • In 2002 I was rewarded a special bonus for signing the first e-commerce client to Posten Fjernhandel (Posten Norge AS)
  • As a KAM I was in 2003 rewarded a special bonus for achieving the highest single order at As Frankering (later: Pitney Bowes Inc.)
  • As the only non-sales employee in Pitney Bowes Inc. I was in 2006 invited to join the Annual Top Performer Sales trip to South-Africa.
  • As part of the Pitney Bowes Annual Performance Review for over 15 years, the performance has been consistently rated as a 2-Exceedes in a model with a 5-rating scale. In this period, I have held many different positions.  
  • 118% STI Performance as CEO in 2021 at Azolver Group.