H.E. Erik Førner
Royal Norwegian Embassy – Manila

Ambassador Erik Førner assumed his post at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila on 24 August 2014 and was confirmed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on 27 November 2014. Ambassador Førner has over 20 years of experience in foreign policy, trade, business, nation branding, among others.

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.

Mr. Sturla Henriksen
Chief Executive Officer
Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

Mr. Sturla Henriksen has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association since June 2008. Prior to his appointment, he was previously a Partner/Senior Executive in Accenture Management Consulting, and had then worked ten years in management consulting to various parts of the private and public sectors.

Ms. Nisha Pillai
Summit Host

Nisha Pillai is a motivational speaker and conference host, who moderates lively panel discussions. With over 20 years of experience as a BBC presenter and journalist, Nisha has anchored rolling news for BBC World News, and conducted award-winning investigations for Panorama and the Money Programme.