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Portrait of Birthe Kåfjord Lange

Birthe Kåfjord Lange


Birthe Kåfjord Lange (b 1973, Norway) holds an MSc Econ from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and secured a PhD in management from the same institution in 2008. She has ten years of experience with leadership and expertise development, including at Statoil, and as a former vice president for NHH Executive. Kåfjord Lange also has broad experience of university college and university teaching, and is a board member of Sparebanken Vest.

Portrait of Marta Breen

Marta Breen

Board member

Marta Breen (b 1976, Norway) is a writer of non-fiction. Since her debut Piker, vin og sang: 50 år med jenter i norsk rock og pop (2006), she has written several books. Her most recent publication, Women in Battle (2018), has been sold to 26 countries. From 2013 - 2018 she was head of The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFFO). 

Portrait of Arne Selvik

Arne Selvik

Board member

Arne Selvik (b 1947, Norway) has an MSc in business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and an MPhil from the University of Bergen (UiB). He was the managing director of The Institute of Industrial Economics for twelve years, followed by 21 years as an executive trainer, programme director and editor at AFF/NHH. He is a director of board at Tidsbanken and chair of the board at the Bergen House of Literature Foundation. He is the author and co-author of a dozen non-fictional books on leadership and corporate governance.

Portrait of Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde

Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde

Board member

Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (b 1972, Norway) took a PhD at the faculty of law in the University of Bergen in 2007, and was appointed a professor in legal history there in the same year. He has been a researcher at the Museum of the Rosendal Barony since 2002, an adjunct professor at the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Bergen in 2008-10, and a researcher at the National Library of Norway from 2019. Sunde is a member of the scholarship committee of the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFFO) and the Norwegian National Museum of Justice. 

Portrait of Gunnar Martin Sørbø

Gunnar Martin Sørbø

Board member

Gunnar Martin Sørbø (b 1948, Norway) is the former director of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI). He is a social anthropologist with extensive international experience from research, research management and consultancy work. He has held positions as trustee of several boards, including the Research Council of Norway, the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and several international research organizations. From 1993-1995, Sørbø was a member of the North-South/Aid Commission, appointed by the Norwegian Government.

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