How COVID-19 may shape your future at work


  • Starts:09:00, 18 June 2020
  • Ends:09:45, 18 June 2020
  • Location:Online streaming
  • Contact:Adriana Moreno Gavaldon (Adriana.moreno-gavaldon@bi.no)

How may Covid-19 shape the future at work and best business practices going forward? Our panelist will discuss how “Sustainability, digital acceleration and talent attraction” is going to impact your work.

The past months have both raised the understanding of the degree of global interconnectedness and shown that existential challenges may require coordinated collective efforts. Awareness of sustainability and customers’ expectations may therefore further increase as we emerge from the pandemic. Questions we will ask are, such as: How can businesses materially contribute to sustainability and turn these efforts into a competitive advantage?  How may digital acceleration affect the way we work and, ultimately, the agglomeration of businesses? How may these trends intersect with strategies to attract and motivate talents, promote gender equality, and construct high-performing teams?



Distinguished guest Trond-Morten Lindberg BDO’s CEO for Europe Middle East and Africa  

Trond-Morten Lindberg is BDO’s Regional CEO for EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In his role he is overseeing growth and development strategy of BDO in 97 countries across three continents, taking a variety of cultures into account.  He also leads BDO International Global Innovation stream and sponsors the Sustainability initiative. Before joining BDO’s Global Leadership Team in 2017, Trond-Morten was the Managing Partner and CEO of BDO in Norway for 8 years. Having joined the firm in 1999, he has become a partner in 2006. In 2010, at the age of 33, he was elected the Managing Partner. From then on, he led the firm through transformation process and has grown BDO in Norway  by making consequential strategic changes and target mergers.

Trond-Morten is a graduate of BI Norwegian Business School.

Professor Anders Dysvik - Department of Oganization and Leadership, BI Norwegian Business School

Anders Dysvik is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School. His work has been accepted for publication in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. He is one of two Norwegian Ambassadors to the HR Division of the Academy of Management and the Norwegian representative to the Collaboration for Cross-Cultural Research on Contemporary Careers (5C). He is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and German Journal of Human Resource Management and member of the Editorial Board for Academy of Management Learning and Education. He teaches Executive programs, Master of Science and Bachelor programs. He is involved in research collaboration projects with a number of Norwegian and International organizations.  He is also a highly valuated speaker for practitioners on HRM.

Professor emeritus: Torger Reve - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; BI Norwegian Business School

Torger Reve is a former President at BI Norwegian Business School. He has been a visiting research scholar at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, CA., Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce, Tokyo, Fudan University, Graduate School of Management, Shanghai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Harvard Business School, Boston, MA and a visiting professor in marketing at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. He teaches at BI MSc, MBA and EMBA programs in Oslo, Singapore and Shanghai, and he lectures to business.

Torger held the Wilh. Wilhelmsen Chair in Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness at BI Norwegian Business School for more than a decade and he was the head of the Center for Maritime Competitiveness as well.

Professor Espen Henriksen - Department of Finance, BI Norwegian Business School

Espen is well known in Finance environment, both in academia and practice. He writes frequently newspaper articles for Dagens Næringsliv and Finansavisen. He has also been participating in important debate at National TV channels. Previously he worked at NBIM, University in Oslo and at the University of California Davis.