Elin Ørjasæter

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Elin Ørjasæter (born February 25, 1962, in Bærum) is a Norwegian corporate speaker, freelance commentator, and non-fiction author. She appears frequently in debates on television and radio. Her professional career has included a wide array of jobs such as headhunting, personnel director, information manager, labor union mediator, and children's author.

Personal life[edit]

Ørjasæter is married to author and social worker, Nils Gullak Horvei. They have two adult children together.[1]

Professional life[edit]

  • 1989–1994: Mediator and department manager at Prifo (now Parat).[2]
  • 1994–1998: Information officer, later information manager at Sparebanken NOR.
  • 1998–1999: Consultant at Mercuri Urval, recruitment by advertised processes.
  • 1999–2001: Consultant at Hartmark Consulting, executive recruitment and executive search.
  • 2001–2005: Consultant in own company with activities within search and advertised processes.
  • 2005–2007: Personnel director of N.W. Damm & Søn and HR partner at Egmont.
  • 2007: Consultant at Hartmark Consulting, executive recruitment within culture and media.
  • 2008–2012: Commentator in the financial online newspaper E24 in addition to lecture activities.
  • Spring 2012: Director in the communication bureau Burson-Marsteller.
  • 2012/current: Self-employed through the company Troll Tekst AS, which she owns together with her husband Nils Gullak Horvei.[3] Undertakes business counseling and activities within lecturing and writing.


  • Er du en god sjef, Cappelen Damm (2014)
  • Bedre ledelse, Cappelen Damm (2013)
  • Det glade vanvidd (The jolly insanity), Aschehoug (2011) ISBN 9788203239021
  • Lederboka : hodejegerens beste tips (The manager book: the headhunter's best tips), Cappelen Damm (2008) ISBN 9788202276423
  • Ikke ta Maika (Don't take Maika), Aschehoug (1994) ISBN 8203240542
  • Larry, Aschehoug (1992) ISBN 8203169414


  1. ^ "CV". Orjas.no. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Elin Ørjasæter - E24". E24.no. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ Elin Ørjasæter. "Nils Gullak Horvei, født 1956 - 2 roller i norsk næringsliv" (in Norwegian). Proff.no. Retrieved 2012-11-08.