The Organisation


Karen Spens is the President of BI Norwegian Business School. She is the organisation’s most senior general manager and is employed by and reports to the board.

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Karen Spens has been rector of Hanken School of Economics since 2015. She received her PhD from Hanken in 2001 and became professor of supply chain management and corporate geography in 2007. She has since held several leadership positions at Hanken, including Dean of education from 2010-2015.

Spens has experience from several international organisations as member of the board at AACSB, a member of the EQUIS Committee and as a trustee of AMBA & BGA’s international board. Through these positions, she has gained insight into the operation of business schools and universities in a number of countries in Europe, Asia and South America.