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Kristin Skogen Lund

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Kristin Skogen Lund is the Director General of NHO, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise.

Ms. Skogen Lund is a former Executive Vice President and Head of Nordic Region, Digital Services Division and Broadcast at Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company. Previous positions include CEO and Commercial Director at the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, CEO at Scanpix, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Online, and several positions at the Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and the Norwegian Embassy in Madrid. Kristin Skogen Lund is a current board member of Ericsson, and has previously served as president of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, and as member of the board of Orkla ASA among others.

She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

Fortune in 2011 cited Skogen Lund among the “Fortune 50 Most Powerful Women in Business” — Skogen Lund being number 38 in the ranking. She was similarly featured on the “10 Global women on the rise” list. The Norwegian business magazine Kapital has two years in a row put her on the top of the list of Norway’s most powerful women. (Source: Wikipedia)

NHO is the main representative organisation for Norwegian employers with companies ranging from small family-owned businesses to multi-national companies. The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (in Norwegian Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon; NHO) is Norway’s major organisation for employers and the leading business lobby. The current membership of 22 000 + companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in most sectors.

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise – NHO – is the leading voice of business and industry in Norway. Having expert knowledge and an extensive business network, the NHO plays an important and constructive role in the Norwegian society. NHO’s main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development. The confederation is made up of 21 sectoral federations and 15 regional offices. While the NHO has a cross sectoral responsibility for members’ interests, the sectoral federations covers industry-related interests. The regional offices offer a local point of contact between NHO, companies and authorities.