Who are we?

Fredrik Winther
Managing Director

Fredrik comes from the position as Managing Director and Innovation Manager at Oslo Teknopol. He got his PhD in organizational and management studies from NTNU/ Department of Industrial Economics, and has background experience from consultancy and organizational research. His main field of interests are entrepreneurship and startups, business development, city branding and positioning, regional development and Os!o.

E-mail: fredrik@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 924 59 919

Fredrik WintherManaging Director

Fredrik comes from the position as Managing Director and Innovation Manager at Oslo Teknopol. He got his PhD in organizational and management studies from NTNU/ Department of Industrial Economics, and has background experience from consultancy and organizational research. His main field of interests are entrepreneurship and startups, business development, city branding and positioning, regional development and Os!o.

E-mail: fredrik@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 924 59 919

Marit Høvik Hartmann
Director of Communications and Marketing

Marit has extensive experience from marketing and communications, her latest positions being CEO of McCann Oslo, and Director of Marketing and Communications for Oslo2022. She has a Master of Science from BI Norwegian Business School, and her main fields of interest are branding, positioning, international marketing, design, growth hacking, and communication that makes a difference.

E-mail: marit@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 932 19 320

Marit Høvik HartmannDirector of Communications and Marketing

Marit has extensive experience from marketing and communications, her latest positions being CEO of McCann Oslo, and Director of Marketing and Communications for Oslo2022. She has a Master of Science from BI Norwegian Business School, and her main fields of interest are branding, positioning, international marketing, design, growth hacking, and communication that makes a difference.

E-mail: marit@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 932 19 320

Ola T. Keul
PR and Communications Manager

Ola is working with PR and communications across all of the activities that makes up Oslo Business Region. He has experience both from private and public sector, working as marketing manager for Sweet Protection, a Norwegian entrepreneurship making helmets and clothing for snow sports and mountain bike, as event manager for The Arctic Challenge and as communications advisor for Oslo 2022 and Kultur- og idrettsbygg. Ola is also the president of the Norwegian Snowboard Association. He has a bachelor degree in Culture and Communications from the University of Oslo (UIO).

E-mail: ola@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 913 61 916

Ola T. KeulPR and Communications Manager

Ola is working with PR and communications across all of the activities that makes up Oslo Business Region. He has experience both from private and public sector, working as marketing manager for Sweet Protection, a Norwegian entrepreneurship making helmets and clothing for snow sports and mountain bike, as event manager for The Arctic Challenge and as communications advisor for Oslo 2022 and Kultur- og idrettsbygg. Ola is also the president of the Norwegian Snowboard Association. He has a bachelor degree in Culture and Communications from the University of Oslo (UIO).

E-mail: ola@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 913 61 916

Siw Andersen
Head of International Events

Siw is in charge of Oslo Innovation Week and all events Oslo Business Region organizes abroad. She is passionate about the crossroads of tech, people and creativity. Previously she has worked as a project and event manager, fashion editor and head of operations in creative industries and media, many of them startups. Siw holds a BA in Visual Art from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Central Saint Martins, and culture and entrepreneurship studies from the University of Oslo and National University of Singapore.

E-mail: siw@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 997 21 004

Siw AndersenHead of International Events

Siw is in charge of Oslo Innovation Week and all events Oslo Business Region organizes abroad. She is passionate about the crossroads of tech, people and creativity. Previously she has worked as a project and event manager, fashion editor and head of operations in creative industries and media, many of them startups. Siw holds a BA in Visual Art from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Central Saint Martins, and culture and entrepreneurship studies from the University of Oslo and National University of Singapore.

E-mail: siw@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 997 21 004

Tanya F. Heglund
Digital Media Executive

Tanya is working with web and social media. She has a master diploma from London Metropolitan University in Communication and Social Media, bachelor degree in Marketing from BI Norwegian School of Management and diploma in Graphic Design from University of Arts, London.

E-mail: tanya@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 920 96 825

Tanya F. HeglundDigital Media Executive

Tanya is working with web and social media. She has a master diploma from London Metropolitan University in Communication and Social Media, bachelor degree in Marketing from BI Norwegian School of Management and diploma in Graphic Design from University of Arts, London.

E-mail: tanya@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 920 96 825

Frida Baggethun
Creative project assistant

Frida is our creative project assistant working with text, web and social media.  She has a bachelor’s degree in writing and communication from Westerdals School of Communication, specializing in radio, creating ideas, and social media work.

E-mail: frida@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 997 79 528

Frida BaggethunCreative project assistant

Frida is our creative project assistant working with text, web and social media.  She has a bachelor’s degree in writing and communication from Westerdals School of Communication, specializing in radio, creating ideas, and social media work.

E-mail: frida@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 997 79 528

Jørn S. Haanæs
Startup Director

Jørn comes from the startup world, having served as CEO of the music tech company Soundrop (sold to X5). Prior to Soundrop he spent many years at Warner Music, most recently working as Marketing Director. He is passionate about startups, tech, the fourth industrial revolution and what it all means for the city of Oslo. Jørn has a bachelor in Arts and Management from BI Norwegian Business School.

E-mail: jorn@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone number: +47 412 03 011

Jørn S. HaanæsStartup Director

Jørn comes from the startup world, having served as CEO of the music tech company Soundrop (sold to X5). Prior to Soundrop he spent many years at Warner Music, most recently working as Marketing Director. He is passionate about startups, tech, the fourth industrial revolution and what it all means for the city of Oslo. Jørn has a bachelor in Arts and Management from BI Norwegian Business School.

E-mail: jorn@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone number: +47 412 03 011

Silje Bareksten
Head of Smart City

Silje has in recent years worked with commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from the science and technology environments at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. In addition to working with entrepreneurship, collaboration strategies and innovation management in the public sector, Silje has worked at the knowledge transfer group at CERN in Geneva, and spent time in Montreal in Canada doing a post graduate program in space technology studies. She even tried out a few startup ventures that never gave glory or fame, but strength and priceless experience. Silje has a BSc in Marketing from BI, and an MSc in Entrepreneurship from NTNU.

E-mail: silje@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 971 85 966

Silje BarekstenHead of Smart City

Silje has in recent years worked with commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from the science and technology environments at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. In addition to working with entrepreneurship, collaboration strategies and innovation management in the public sector, Silje has worked at the knowledge transfer group at CERN in Geneva, and spent time in Montreal in Canada doing a post graduate program in space technology studies. She even tried out a few startup ventures that never gave glory or fame, but strength and priceless experience. Silje has a BSc in Marketing from BI, and an MSc in Entrepreneurship from NTNU.

E-mail: silje@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 971 85 966

Paulo Paes
Head of Digital

Paulo has a background in Data Processing and a BA in Communication. He is a technologist by heart; with 16 years of experience ranging from strategy and concept development to final digital products and services deliveries. This, combined with a background in advertising, gives Paulo an expertise in understanding human behavior, needs and expectations – to find smart and creative ways to bring ideas to life, engage users and reach goals. Always experimenting with the latest technology, never afraid to fail.

E-mail: paulo@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 934 88 020

Paulo PaesHead of Digital

Paulo has a background in Data Processing and a BA in Communication. He is a technologist by heart; with 16 years of experience ranging from strategy and concept development to final digital products and services deliveries. This, combined with a background in advertising, gives Paulo an expertise in understanding human behavior, needs and expectations – to find smart and creative ways to bring ideas to life, engage users and reach goals. Always experimenting with the latest technology, never afraid to fail.

E-mail: paulo@oslobusinessregion.no

Phone Number: +47 934 88 020

Alejandro Viquez
Communications Coordinator

Alejandro has an extensive experience working with PR and corporate communications in a strategic and operational level. He worked for the American firm JeffreyGroup, being his last position a Senior Account Executive. His areas of expertise are technology, business, entrepreneurship, and music. He has experience working with startups and corporates and was on board for the launch of Spotify, Airbnb, and iZettle in Mexico City. He also contributed with the business development of Nikon, Mozilla, and Xerox in the Mexican and U.S. Hispanic market.
Alejandro holds a bachelor in Communication Science from Universidad del Valle de Mexico. Currently, he is in his last semester of his master’s program in Media Studies at the University of Oslo (UIO).

E-mail: alejandro@oiw.no

Phone Number:  +47 404 89 822

Alejandro ViquezCommunications Coordinator

Alejandro has an extensive experience working with PR and corporate communications in a strategic and operational level. He worked for the American firm JeffreyGroup, being his last position a Senior Account Executive. His areas of expertise are technology, business, entrepreneurship, and music. He has experience working with startups and corporates and was on board for the launch of Spotify, Airbnb, and iZettle in Mexico City. He also contributed with the business development of Nikon, Mozilla, and Xerox in the Mexican and U.S. Hispanic market.
Alejandro holds a bachelor in Communication Science from Universidad del Valle de Mexico. Currently, he is in his last semester of his master’s program in Media Studies at the University of Oslo (UIO).

E-mail: alejandro@oiw.no

Phone Number:  +47 404 89 822

The Board:

Satvir Singh Parmar
Board Member

Satvir Singh Parmar is a physicist and tech lover. He is currently the VP Innovation at Eltek – a long standing Norwegian world leader of power technology and a company that proves the competitiveness of the Norwegian technology scene globally. His passion for RnD and science based technology business has been the focus throughout his career, from his Cand. Scient (M.Sc.) degree in physics at University of Oslo, through business technology strategy consulting at McKinsey&Company and now by making Norwegian technology win globally with Eltek.

Satvir Singh ParmarBoard Member

Satvir Singh Parmar is a physicist and tech lover. He is currently the VP Innovation at Eltek – a long standing Norwegian world leader of power technology and a company that proves the competitiveness of the Norwegian technology scene globally. His passion for RnD and science based technology business has been the focus throughout his career, from his Cand. Scient (M.Sc.) degree in physics at University of Oslo, through business technology strategy consulting at McKinsey&Company and now by making Norwegian technology win globally with Eltek.

Silvija Seres
Board member

Seres is a mathematician and a business developer. She works as a managing director in the private consultancy company TechnoRocks, focusing on strategic projects in technology, media and telecommunications, as well as an industrial advisor with several private equity and venture capital funds. She also sits on a board of a number of public and private companies. Dr. Seres holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Mathematical Sciences from Oxford University, BSc and MSc in Information Technology from the University of Oslo and an MBA from INSEAD.

Silvija SeresBoard member

Seres is a mathematician and a business developer. She works as a managing director in the private consultancy company TechnoRocks, focusing on strategic projects in technology, media and telecommunications, as well as an industrial advisor with several private equity and venture capital funds. She also sits on a board of a number of public and private companies. Dr. Seres holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Mathematical Sciences from Oxford University, BSc and MSc in Information Technology from the University of Oslo and an MBA from INSEAD.

Haavard Nord
Chairman

Haavard Nord is an industry advisor and investor specialising in IT and telecom. Nord co-founded and served as CEO of Norwegian software company Trolltech ASA. Over a period of 14 years the company grew into a world-leading software producer for mobile phones and consumer electronics. Trolltech went public on Oslo Stock Exchange in 2006 and was acquired by Nokia in 2008.Nord serves on a number of company boards as chairman and board member.

Haavard NordChairman

Haavard Nord is an industry advisor and investor specialising in IT and telecom. Nord co-founded and served as CEO of Norwegian software company Trolltech ASA. Over a period of 14 years the company grew into a world-leading software producer for mobile phones and consumer electronics. Trolltech went public on Oslo Stock Exchange in 2006 and was acquired by Nokia in 2008.Nord serves on a number of company boards as chairman and board member.

Runar Skjerven Eggesvik
Board member

Runar Eggesvik has established a number of cafes, bars and clubs in Oslo with culture at the core. He was one of the founders of Øyafestivalen, one of the biggest music festivals in Norway, back in 1999. Eggesvik has also been in charge of booking at by:Larm for many years, as well as at Trænafestivalen in the North of Norway. Eggesvik works at Trøbbelskyter, constantly working for an excellent cultural offer for all people in the Oslo region.

Runar Skjerven EggesvikBoard member

Runar Eggesvik has established a number of cafes, bars and clubs in Oslo with culture at the core. He was one of the founders of Øyafestivalen, one of the biggest music festivals in Norway, back in 1999. Eggesvik has also been in charge of booking at by:Larm for many years, as well as at Trænafestivalen in the North of Norway. Eggesvik works at Trøbbelskyter, constantly working for an excellent cultural offer for all people in the Oslo region.