AG Johnsen

Service provider —

Contact person

Knut Roppestad


+47 901 16 601


Borreveien 71, 3186 Horten, Norway



We specialize in high quality services in Recruitment (permanent and consulting) and Leadership- and Management Support.

AG Johnsen was established in Switzerland in 2007 as a recruitment and Human Capital Solution company. Specializing in the search, selection and relocation of candidates throughout the European Union, AG Johnsen works with international partners to find the best candidate permanent/consultants/remote for our Customers.

The Human Capital Solutions department works with top managers and management teams providing specialized teambuilding along with management and leadership support and development.

In the last few years AG Johnsen has expanded our services to include many aspects of the HR and organization field. In our consulting team we also have specialists in the field of Quality and Regulatory services, ready to take on shorter or longer projects.  We are flexible and do our best to help our customers with what they need help, whole process or parts of processes.  We also have extensive international experiences and knowledge regarding to international cultural questions, experiences from global projects, and/or setting up companies in another country, that we willingly to share with our customers. Further on we can show to broad experience within the field of Career Development, including gender equality topics and projects.

Today we are represented in Switzerland, Norway and Sweden with an extensive network throughout Europe.

Our customers range from start-up companies to the large market leaders, representing governments, communities, academia and private sector businesses. At AG Johnsen, we are dedicated to working in the best interest of the candidates we place, our clients we consult for and the networks we collaborate with. Throughout all of our service areas we are aiming to make a positive impact for you and your company.

AG Johnsen has demonstrated that the candidate’s and client’s satisfaction is our primary goal.

Our processes are designed to ensure the best solutions for you.

AG Johnsen’s main services:

  • Recruitment
  • Consulting.
  • Relocation
  • Organisational Development
  • Management and Leadership Support and Development
  • Legal Support (Through partners)
  • Quality and Regulatory Consulting
  • Project Management

With our knowledge and extensive experience, we will support you toward success as a company, a manager and an individual.



BRAV has been in the last year been in a process where we are expending our team, also in Switzerland, with so far, a sales manager and a R&D specialsit.  For us as a Norwegian company it was important to work with a company that understands both Norwegian/Nordic culture and the way we work, the Swiss culture, but also how the two cultures have to cooperate in a larger picture with colleagues from other cultures.  I known Guro since she was the marketing manager in the Norwegian Olympic Committee.  I know that is she say yes that she can help.  She will do all in her power to find solutions.  For both positions AG Johnsen has delivered very good solutions.

Åge Skinstad, BRAV

“He (Knut Roppestad) is an experienced, wise and competent counselor for me as CEO in Norway Health Tech.

The organization and the cluster I manage is constantly evolving. Knut’s contribution of competent organizational understanding gives me a sense of confidence and also a “safe place” to think out load with little consequence but to explore my options. This feels both fruitful and necessary – and it is highly recommendable!”

Kathrine Myhre, previously CEO Norway Health Tech

“Knut is knowledgeable, clear and challenging at the same time as he is friendly in his approach. He combines common sense with a qualified perspective on management and leadership. The best recommendation I can give him is that I have not grown tired of his services and counseling even though we have worked together for many years.”

Hans Christian Holte, Head of Norway`s social welfare agency NAV.

“AG Johnsen has worked as a recruitment partner with Synsam since 2013. Providing highly skilled optometrists that meet the high standards needed for working for Synsam. AG Johnsen specializes in finding optometrists throughout Europe, training them in Norwegian language and relocating them to Norway. AG Johnsen also assures that the academic background is compliant with the Norwegian requirements and aids in the process for gaining approval from the Norwegian authorities.

The ability to deliver qualified candidates on short notice, along with the flexibility, knowledge and experience AG Johnsen has demonstrated throughout the years, makes them a valuable partner.”

Harald Ulriksen Rygg, Regional Manager, Synsam Group Norway AS

Vi i Kolumbus har jobbet med Guro A. Johnsen fra AG Johnsen siden januar 2011 og jobber fremdeles jevnlig sammen med henne.  Undertegnede hentet inn Johnsen da jeg tiltro jobben som administrerende for Kolumbus.  Organisasjonen hadde gått igjennom en noe turbulent periode, noe som preget både lederne i toppledergruppen, organisasjonen for øvrig og dermed også måten man samhandlet og kommuniserte med hverandre på.  Johnsen bidro fra første stund på en god måte med sin kompetanse og erfaring i forhold til toppledergruppen, både når det gjelder leder- og teambuilding, hvor vi blant annet har jobbet mye med hvordan få best mulig utbytte av våre komplimentere egenskaper, kommunikasjon mellom oss både internt mellom oss som ledere, ulike avdelinger, men også med tanke på forhold til styret og eiere (fylket).  Det at Johnsen selv har sittet i lederposisjoner gjør henne til en troverdig konsulent og samtalepartner også for meg som administrerende.

Odd Harald Aksland, Administrerende Rogaland Kollektivtrafikk, Kolumbus.