Kristin Skogen Lund ~ Norway

Kristin 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 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 has 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. 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.