Dr. Torger Reve

BI Norwegian Business School

Professor Torger Reve is the Wilh. Wilhelmsen Chair in Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness and the Center for Maritime Competitiveness head at BI Norwegian Business School, where he also served as President from 1997-2005.

Before his presidential term at BI Norwegian Business School, Professor Reve was President at the Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration in 1995-1997, and Professor of Organization Science at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway in 1984-1997.

He has been a visiting research scholar at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto; Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce, Tokyo; Fudan University, Graduate School of Management, Shanghai; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Harvard Business School, Boston. He teaches at BI Norwegian Business School’s Master of Science, MBA and EMBA programs in Oslo, Singapore and Shanghai, and lectures to business audiences worldwide.

Professor Reve has received several international research prizes and awards, BI’s prize for excellent research communication (2012), and he is listed among the twenty most influential business thinkers in the Nordics (2013).

Professor Reve has held several public and private offices and board memberships, including the Norwegian Prime Minister’s Competitiveness Council, Chairman of the Board at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and board memberships at Ekornes ASA, Lærdal Medical AS, Mega Tankers AS, IT Fornebu AS, Abelia, and European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), Brussels.

His current board appointments include Sørlandet Foundation for Innovation and Competence Development (Chairman), OBOS, Norway Trade Fairs, Maritime Foundation of Oslo, Global Maritime Knowledge Hub and Norshipping.

He has a Ph.D in marketing from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, and holds two Master degrees in business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen, Norway.

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