Håvar Bauck

Håvar Bauck - HotelOnline Founder
Håvar Bauck

Founder and Deputy Chairman

Håvar Bauck is one of our two founders. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and business developer, with 17 years of experience from technology companies in African markets. 

Håvar Bauck launched HotelOnline together with Endre Opdal in 2014, the year after their overwhelmingly successful first hotel project in Syokimau.

He is a seasoned entrepreneur and business developer, with 17 years of experience from technology companies in African markets.  His journey on the African continent started in 2002, when straight out of college, he arrived in Kenya for what was supposed to be a one-year internship through AIESEC in cooperation with Norec.  He has since also lived in Lagos and Kinshasa, and visited half of the countries on the African continent. The other half is on his bucket list!

He holds a Master's degree in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School

He speaks four languages fluently: Norwegian, English, French and German.  He is also conversant in Swahili.

Håvar has been to 52 countries, and has a life goal of visiting all countries in the world!