Nikolai Paus

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Nikolai Bent Paus (born 21 October 1944) is a Norwegian businessman and real estate investor. He was CEO of the construction company Eeg-Henriksen (now the Norwegian part of NCC AB), Norway's third largest construction company, from 1984 to 1997.[1][2] Paus was also a major shareholder in the company until all the shares were bought by its then-largest shareholder NCC.[3]

He graduated with a Master of Science degree in engineering from the Purdue University College of Engineering in 1968, and worked in the United States and Australia before joining Eeg-Henriksen in Norway in 1973. He became deputy CEO in 1983 and CEO in 1984. Eeg-Henriksen had major contracts in connection with the construction of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in the 1990s. In 1986 Eeg-Henriksen also established a helicopter company.[4]

Nikolai Paus has been a board member of the Norwegian Export Council and of Eckbos Legat. I 1998 he co-founded the real estate company Optimo. The company was sold to Entra in 2010.[5]

A member of the Paus family, he is a son of the noted surgeon Bernhard Paus and of the humanitarian Brita Collett,[6] and is a grandson of the surgeon and humanitarian Nikolai Nissen Paus. He is a cohabitant of Hermine Kristin Muhle Midelfart (née Muhle), and is the step-father of the businesswoman Celina Midelfart.


  1. ^ "NCC-kjøp gir ny boligbygger," Dagens Næringsliv, 9 October 1995 p. 4
  2. ^ "Eeg-Henriksen på vei over Kjølen," Aftenposten, 19 September 1995 p. 34
  3. ^ "NCC vil kjøpe Eeg-Henriksen," Dagens Næringsliv, 19 September 1995 p. 29
  4. ^ Per Helge Pedersen (1997). "Nikolai Paus: En fantastisk tid." In Fra Monolitten til Gardermoen: Eegen 75 år, 1922–1997. Oslo: BA forlag. ISBN 8291414157.
  5. ^ Entra sluker hele Optimo Archived 2016-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, nenyheter
  6. ^ Norges leger, 1996, vol. 4, p. 381
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