Five years as a consultant for PA Consulting Group, in the “People and Organizational Change” sector. Engaged in projects with strategic analysis, restructuring, business development, organizational change and project management, for several industries such as telecom, finance, retail, the pharmaceutical industry and for the Norwegian defence.
Secretary General The Norwegian Biathlon Association
The Norwegian Biathlon Association operates 7 national teams, has co-operates with 16 regions and 160 clubs. Headhunted to develop and professionalise the company, including developing and implementing action plans, systems, processes and digital tools, as well as increasing sponsor revenues and strengthening the brand of the association, athletes and sponsors. Personnel and budget responsibility: 75 million and 33 FTEs.
Norway Trade Fair/ Norges Varemesse
Norway Trade Fair has 39 000 sqm hall space and organise trade fairs, corporate events and conferences combined with exhibitions. Responsible for all events the company organise, such as Nor-Shipping, Oslo Design Fair og Oslo Motor Show and deveopment and establishment of new events including; Body Mind Spirit, Foodscape and Dyr for alle (pets). Personnel and budget responsibility: 250 million and 25 employees.
Headhunted to manage and turn around both Under my management, the hotel operations increased the property rent with 40%. Establised a congress hall for 750 people. Received 9 prestigious international travel awards. Personnel and budget responsibility: 130 MNOK turnover and 240 employees.
Headhunted by Olav Thon himself to manage his then newly established businesses in Flå, named Bjørneparken (bear park), Thon Hotel Bjørneparken (hotel) and Bjørneparken Kjøpesenter (shopping mall). Total turnover 150 MNOK and 150 employees.
Hired to do a strategic turnaround of the business structure and function, and to increase the company funding in order to successfully promote and sell the destination, both nationally and in selected international markets.Downsized the operational running costs from 47% to 19% whist increasing the number of lodgings on the destination with 30%. Responsible for scope of engagement: 90 destination members and 8 MNOK turnover.
CEO, chariman of the board and part owner. Responsible for business strategy, product development, sales and marketing and operations. The turnaround realized all-time high revenue and financial result in the company’s history. Personnel and budget responsibility: 97 MNOK turnover and 210 employees.
Fast track advancement through four organisational levels from “Analyst” to “Principal Consultant”. Areas of expertise included strategic analysis, organisational design, restructuring, change management, project management and HR (designing assessment and reward systems, as well as leadership programs). Industry experience within banking, telecom, car rental, pharmaceuticals, retail and the Norwegian Defence