Names to know

Birger Steen, CEO Parallels

Formerly Microsoft HQ EVP SMB Birger took first Norway, then Russia and Seattle and are now heading a Microsoft key cloud partner. Definitely one of Norway’s most exciting leaders.

 Klaus Anders Nysteen, CEO Lindorff

Formerly CEO at Entra ASA,  Storebrand Bank and CFO at Norwegian Post and CFO Statoil Fuel & Retail. A sea warrior who went ashore to turn the Postal Service around, and to take Statoil Fuel & Retail and Entra public!

Torgeir Silseth, CEO Choice Hotels

In 2006 Torgeir was elected manager of the year in the travel industry, an honor he deserves for solid leadership, industry insight and high work ethics.

Hege Yli Melhus Ask, Group EVP at Gjensidige

Hege made a quick career in Hafslund and entered Gjensidige after being crowned Young Leader Talent 2009. Educated at Université Paris Dauphine

Stein-Erik VellanTelenor

This is the mobile king from Serbia who tried to make the Indians speak Norwegian. A strong, clear and motivational leader who now is the CEO of Telenor Bulgaria.

Vibeke Strømme, Adm DirektørTeknologisk Institutt

Vibeke has with an engineering and MBA educational background, made a career in the oil, power, consulting  and construction industries, Now CEO of TI – so what is next in store for this West Coast lady with IMD  MBA credentials?

Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO Innovation Norway

Anita has a lot of energy and great drive. If she can't spark the entrepreneuiral spirit in Norway, who can? Known for her blog Tinteguri and her book "Good enough for those bastards". Has Big Blue IBM in the experience portfolio and a past as HP - Country Manager Norway