Kristin Skogen Lund

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Kristin Skogen Lund.

Kristin Skogen Lund (born 11 August 1966) is the Director general of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise.

From 1992 to 1995 she worked as a manager in Lever Europe. In 1995 she was hired in the Coca-Cola Company and was the director of Coca-Cola Beverages Sweden from 1997 to 1998. In 1998 she was hired by Scandinavia Online and became CEO before the turn of the year. From 2003 to 2004 she was the CEO of Scanpix. In 2004 she moved to Aftenposten AS—publisher the newspaper Aftenposten—and in 2007 became CEO.[1] Aftenposten AS is owned 100% by Schibsted.[2] Lund has held various board memberships within the Schibsted Group and in the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and she has been a member of the board of the Orkla Group.[1]

In 2009 she left Aftenposten to become director of Nordic activities in Telenor.From February 2010 to November 2012 she served as director of Nordic activities in Telenor. This included Telenor Norway, Telenor Denmark, Telenor Sweden, Telenor Broadcast, Telenor Holding, Telenor Media and Content Services, and Telenor Digital Services, Her portifolio from September 2011 also included responsibility for development and digital services.

From 2008 she served as vice president of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise.[3] In April 2010 she became acting president, after Paul-Christian Rieber suddenly backed down.[4] During summer 2010 she was formally elected as president of the organization for two years. In 2012 she became the Director general of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise.

Skogen Lund is a boardmember at Ericsson since 2013. She is a member of the Audit Committee. She is Chairman of the board of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since 2015 Skogen Lund has been a member of The Global Commission in the Economy and Climate.

Fortune in 2011 cited Skogen Lund among the "Fortune 50 Most Powerful Women in Business"— Skogen Lund being number 38 in the ranking.[5][6] She was similarly featured on the "10 Global women on the rise" list.[7] The Norwegian business magazine Kapital has two years in a row put her on the top of the list of Norway's most powerful women.[8] In September 2012 it was made public that she will change position from president to chief executive of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise from 1 November 2012.[9]


She obtained a BA with honors in International Studies and Business Administration from the University of Oregon and an MBA from INSEAD.[10]


  1. ^ a b Profile at Retrieved on 26 November 2008.
  2. ^ Aftenposten AS at the Norwegian Media Registry. Retrieved on 26 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Kristin Skogen Lund elected president of the NHO". Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise site. 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  4. ^ Sørgjerd, Christian (24 April 2010). "- Rieber valgte selv å trekke seg". E24 Næringsliv (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
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  6. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2011: The Global 50 - FORTUNE on". CNN. 
  7. ^ "10 Global Women On The Rise". CNN. 
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  9. ^ "Kristin Skogen Lund blir ny NHO-sjef" (Press release) (in Norwegian). Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Executive Profile - Kristin Skogen Lund". Businessweek. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Paul-Christian Rieber
President of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
Succeeded by
Heine Wang
Preceded by
John G. Bernander
Chief executive of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise