Annual Report 2016

The Organisation

The Board of Trustees

BI Norwegian Business School is a self-owned foundation, which is led by a board of eight trustees, four of whom are external representatives appointed by the board. The Board also has two representatives elected by and from BI's faculty, one representative from the administrative staff and one student representative. The President serves as secretary to the Board. The Board has ultimate responsibility for supervising BI's operations, and for adopting a general set of rules. It appoints the President and considers strategic plans, adopts budgets and financial statements, and is the ultimate decision-making body in all important issues.

The Board of Trustees 2016

Knut Haanæs (Chair)

External Board Member

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2018

Maalfrid Brath (Vice Chair)

External Board Member

01.08.2014 - 31.07.2017

Marianne Stenius

External Board Member

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2018

Gunnar Bjørkavåg

External Board Member

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2019

Gabriel Robertstad Garcia Benito

Faculty Representative

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen

Faculty Representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Cathrine Bjune

Faculty Deputy Representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Pål Lauritzen

Faculty Deputy Representative

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Silje Engeseth

Administrative Representative

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Anders Gautvik-Minker

Administrative Observer

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Nicole Ebbing

Administrative Deputy Representative

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Eli Johanne Christensen

Administrative Deputy Representative

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Niklas Bråthe

Student representative BIS*

01.08.2016 - 31.12.2016

 Even Opsal

Student Observer SBIO*

01.08.2016 - 31.12.2016

*Students are elected for one year. They serve as observers during the first half of the year and as representatives in the second half of the year.

The Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee reviews the income statement and balance sheet, selects the auditor and ensures that the Board's management complies with statutory provisions and bylaws. The Supervisory Committee consists of three members, all from outside BI.

The supervisory Committee 2016

  • Anne Helsingeng, Deloitte, Chair
  • Christian Winther, Pangea Property Partners
  • Olve Gravråk, Valogiant

The President, Provost and Chief Financial Officer attend on behalf of BI.

The Committee meets twice a year, once during the spring semester and once during the autumn semester (normally in May and November).

The Senate

The Senate is BI’s top academic body, and its authority is derived from the powers conferred upon it by the Board. The Senate determines the content of BI’s education programmes, admission rules, exemptions, examinations, admission requirements, examination assessments and the expertise profile for the faculty. The Senate proposes faculty appointments to the President, who has the final appointment authority.

The Senate 2016

Inge Jan Henjesand

President

Permanent member

Dag Morten Dalen 

Provost

Permanent member

Ulf Henning Olsson

Provost

Permanent member

Kjell Jørgensen

Dean of Bachelor programmes

Observer

Janicke Rasmussen

Dean of Master programmes

Observer

Ragnhild Silkoset

Dean of Executive programmes

Permanent member

Øyvind Norli

Dean of PhD programmes

Permanent member

Harald Benestad Anderssen

Faculty representative

01.08.2015- 31.07.2017

Monica Viken

Faculty representative

01.08.2015- 31.07.2017

Ragnhild Kvålshaugen

Faculty representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Christian Brinch

Faculty representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Espen Moen

Research and department representative

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2017

Kjersti Ø. Gummerson

Administrative representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Andreas Bilberg

Administrative representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Nora Krokan

Student representative SBIO

01.08.2016 - 31.12.2016

Håkon Kvernevik Knudsen

Student representative BIS

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017

Manfred Bjørlin

Student representative Executive

01.01.2016 –31.07.2017

Kim van Oorschot

Faculty deputy represententative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Anne Berit Swanberg

Administrative deputy representative

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2018

Managers who report to the President may attend meetings of the Senate.

The BI Management

The BI Management team 2016

  • Executive Vice President Full-time Programmes Jens Petter Tøndel
    • Marius Eriksen as of September 2016
  • Executive Vice President BI Executive Lise Hammergren
  • Chief Financial Officer Marius Eriksen
    • Thomas Hvamstad as of September 2016
  • Executive Vice President Communication Yngve Kveine
  • Executive Vice President Human Resources Wenche Helene Nilsen

A new position as Chief Digital Officer was announced as part of BI’s management team in 2016. Elin Borrebæk was appointed CDO as of February 2017.

The President

BI Norwegian Business School’s President is its general manager and has power of procuration. The Board appoints the President for a period of four years. The President is the general manager of the foundation’s activities and must comply with the guidelines and orders provided by the Board. The President provides recommendations in academic and administrative matters. The President has the final say in appointments to faculty positions and is the chair of the Senate. The President must ensure that the foundation’s financial statements comply with statutes and regulations.

The Provosts

The Provosts function as the President’s deputy as needed. The Provosts head the Academic Programme Quality and the Research and Academic Resources units, respectively.

BAMU

BAMU is BI’s working environment committee. BAMU shall work for the implementation of a fully satisfactory working environment in all our activities. The committee is to participate in the planning of safety and environmental work, and must carefully monitor developments in matters that affect the safety, health and welfare of the employees. BAMU shall ensure that BI’s safety and working environment efforts, as well as HSE measures, are properly handled.

Education Affairs Committees - UUV

BI Norwegian Business School has an Education Affairs Committee for each programme area: Bachelor, Master, Executive and Doctorates.
The Education Affairs Committees are advisory bodies for the dean in the academic issues he/she is in charge of. The Committee deals with academic issues such as treatment of study plans, review of course descriptions (objectives, topics, literature, pedagogical models and types of evaluation), assessment of the areas and levels of expertise of lecturers, counsellors and external examiners, study progress requirements, admission rules, assessment of partners and approval of in-house courses, studies and programmes to be approved with credits. 

Appeals Board

The Appeals Board deals with appeals and complaints on specific decisions, and may on mandate from the Board process other complaints put forward by candidates. The Appeals Board has five members with personal deputies. Chairman and Deputy Chairman shall satisfy the statutory requirements for Appeals Court judges. The chairman and deputy shall not be employed by the institution. Two of the members must be students.