BI Advisory Boards and Councils
BI has established several advisory boards and councils, all of which have an advisory function in various areas that are important to BI.
The goal of these functions is to ensure that BI receives good input and advice from important external target groups and stakeholders. Our advisory boards have a function that focuses more on strategy and integrity, while our advisory councils focus on input on programmess and subject areas. All our advisory bodies have external experts with relevant experience from business, public administration, academia and former students.
Overview of BIs Advisiory Boards and Councils
IAB has an advisory function for BI's management and board. The purpose is to strengthen BI internationally through an independent body that looks at BI from an external perspective. IAB consists of 15 experienced business leaders, prominent academics and former students who provide advice on BI's further international efforts.
BI's IAB consists of the following members:
- Ajay Kohli, Professor, Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business, USA
- Andrew Pettigrew, OBE and Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Organisation, Said Business School at University of Oxford, UK
- Christoph Badelt, Director, Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO), former President, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria
- Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO Asplan VIAK, Norway
- Hege Skryseth, EVP Kongsberg Group and President Kongsberg Digital, Norway
- Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, and Founding Director, of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, & IEOR Emerging Area Professor, USA
- Kjersti Wiklund, Non-Executive Director, London, UK
- Knut Haanæs , Dean of the Global Leadership Institute at the World Economic Forum and Visiting Professor of Strategy at IMD, Switzerland
- Kristin Holth, Non- Executive Director, Oslo, Norway
- Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA, UK
- Lu Xiongwen, Professor, Dean, School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
- Marianne Stenius, Professor and Rector Emerita of Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland and Dean of International Affairs. President og EIASM, Finland
- Michael D Johnson, President of John Carroll University Cleveland, Ohio , USA
- Michael Osbaldeston, OBE and Emeritus Professor of Cranfield University, UK
- Svein Tore Holsether, President & CEO of Yara International, Norway
BI's AAB will contribute to developing and strengthening the relationship between alumni, students and the business community. AAB will be a catalyst for communication and involvement, and help to engage alumni who can give back to BI with their time, experience and expertise. Furthermore, the council shall provide input to ensure relevance when developing new programmes.
BI's AAB consists of the following members:
- Arbab Umar Dar, Associate Partner, EY
- Bjørn Granviken, CEO, OSM Aviation
- Carl-Erik Moberg, Gründer, TicketCo
- Ellen-Marie Bjerknes Nygård, CEO, Gnist Consulting
- Gunn Wærsted, Styreleder, Telenor Group
- Hege Hodnesdal, Executive Director, Finans Norge
- Ivar Kroghrud, Software Entrepreneur, MagicGarden AS
- Javad Mushtaq, Director, Katapult, Nordic Impact Ivestment
- Karen Marie Gunnerud, IT-prosjektleder, Utviklings- og kompetanseetaten, Oslo Kommune
- Kristin Ruud, Partner og Senior Advisor, Nye & Kloke Hoder (Head of AAB)
- Maalfrid Brath, Regional Managing Director Nordics & Baltic, ManpowerGroup
- Ingjerd Blekeli Spiten, Group Executive VP Retail Banking i DNB
- Rolv Erik Ryssdal, CEO, Adevinta
- Solveig Hellebust, SVP Chief HR Officer i Yara
- Thomas Skovli, Director Business Development & Special Sales, Solar Group
- Tonje Sandberg, CEO, Accenture Norge
- Tor Arnesen, Styreleder, Norske Shell AS / ONS Foundation
- Torgeir Sølsnes, Markedssjef, Næringsforeningen i Trondheimsregionen
- Trond-Morten Lindberg, CEO EMEA, BDO International Ltd.
To ensure that BI's programmes are relevant, advice is created for all programmes at Bachelor level and a selection of advice at Master's level. BI's programme council is composed of representatives from relevant industries and companies to take care of the needs of the various programmes and subject areas. The programme councils also include representatives of BI's partner companies.
The purpose is to provide relevant input and feedback for each study programme and ensure relevance to meet the needs of working life when evaluating and developing new programmes. The members contribute with insight from their respective sectors and cases used in the teaching.
The Advisory Council for the Finance Industry must contribute to BI's programmes being relevant to the financial industry. The council provides insight and feedback for each study programme and ensures that the financial industry's needs are met when evaluating and developing new programmes.
The council consists of the following external members:
- Anne Randi Berglund, Training consultant, Nordea Bank
- Ida Berild Guldberg, SVP Accident & Health Nordic, Product & Price, Gjensidige Forsikring
- Runar Wilhelm Henriksen, Direktør, Finansforbundet
- Caroline Horn, Direktør HRU, SpareBank 1 Forsikring
- Karoline Hval, Senior Human Resources Advisor – Competence development, DNB
- Runa Opdal Kerr, Direktør Executive (leder), Finans Norge
- Ingunn Holme Kirkeluten, Senior HR Rådgiver, Tryg
- Siv Seglem, Adm. Direktør, Finansnæringens Autorisasjonsordninger