Mr Vidar Gundersen is currently CCO with KGH Customs Services. He previously held the position of President and CEO of the company from 2007 to 2016.

Vidar has worked in international trade, border and customs procedures and customs modernisation the greater part of his life. For the last twenty years, he has been dedicated to continuously developing border services processes, procedures and IT systems, both inside and outside Customs.

He has previously worked for Swedish Customs, as Head of Strategy and later Chief Information Officer and was part of the team that lead the transformation of the agency into one of the leading customs organisations in the world.

He has direct working experience spanning traditional customs procedures; tariffs, valuation, declaration handling, duty collection and enforcement, to advanced Authorised Economic Operator Concepts and e-Government Services. These models have been successfully adapted on an international level, both as a basis for the EU AEO concepts and as part of the WCO Framework of Standards (SAFE). They were also the basis for the development of the Australian Government’s Trusted Trader Program.