About Bård Eker

Bård Eker is a Norwegian born and – based Industrial Designer, Entrepreneur and Innovator. He is an Industrial Designer by profession with education in Industrial Design, Engineering and Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York and Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole in Oslo.

Eker has left his mark on development and innovation at a number of leading Norwegian and International companies. He is an owner of several high technology companies and is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a proven history of working in the design and development industry. Eker serves today on multiple boards as Chairman of the Board and Board Member.

Where others see challenges, Bård Eker sees opportunities.

Bård Eker is best known for his companies within Eker Group. Eker Design – Scandinavia’s leading provider of turnkey industrial and mechanical services. Hydrolift –  a recognized producer of high-end boats and vessels for the private and professional market. EpiGuard – innovative medical isolation and transportation systems. Hydrolift Smart City Ferries – an ambition to revolutionize the future transportation system. 

He is also known for his earlier commitment to the sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg and the high-end projector-manufacturer projectiondesign® to name a few. Several years in the industry has given Eker and his team prestigious awards: 

  • 3 times the Red Dot Award
  • 2 times the Norwegian Design Council’s Honorary Award
  • 16 times the Award for Design Excellence / DOGA Design Award

Bård’s adventure, enthusiasm, and interest in engine technology and speed has also made Eker a UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Champion