Women in Business

January 30th, The Thief Hotel, Oslo

About this event

The Lorange Network occasionally organizes high-level events for its members, contributors and guests. These typically involve the presentation by one to two keynote speakers who have been personally invited to discuss cutting-edge or special themes including value creation, wealth preservation and investments with our audiences.

1 Sessions
2 Speakers
3 Hours
Our Speakers at the Event
Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal
About Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal
Birgitte was recently CEO and CFO of Golden Ocean Management AS in Oslo, Norway, the largest listed dry bulk company in the world (NASDAQ and with a secondary listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange). In April 2020, she will join the Statkraft corporate management team as EVP European Wind and Solar. Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Birgitte has also held roles in Investments, Commercial Controlling and Financial Analysis at the Torvald Klaveness Group. Prior, Birgitte worked for Norsk Hydro ASA as Structuring Analyst. Her diverse and rich experiences have benefited her multiple board positions at companies such as Seadrill Ltd , Mowi ASA, Sevan Drilling ASA / Sevan Drilling Ltd, KVART Invest AS where she was also owner, and in the Corporate Assembly at Equinor ASA (former Statoil ASA). Additionally, Birgitte sits on the board of Vartdal Fiskeriselskap AS (merged with Kvart).

Birgitte was educated at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, where she received a MSc in Financial Mathematics, and at NTNU, Trondheim. Besides her strong expertise in shipping and trading, physics, mathematics, and risk management, Birgitte has a passion for leadership development and mentoring program for young top leaders. Through her impressive work experience, board seats and also the family’s investments, she has gained experience within shipping and offshore, electricity and commodities, fisheries and wealth management through diverse management disciplines including finance, strategy, and investor relations amongst others.
Lilla Sølhusvik
About Lilla Sølhusvik
The journalist and author Lilla Sølhusvik has worked for many years in NRK, the national public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway, where she currently is hosting the news program "Politisk kvarter" about politics and society. Previously, she worked on international affairs in NRK, as Editorial Director for Dagsnytt / Alltid Nyheter and a project manager for investigative journalism in "NRK Brennpunkt". In 2012 she published the critically acclaimed biography of Kristin Halvorsen, a Norwegian socialist politician and former Minister of Finance as well as Minister of Education. Lilla's latest book "Because It's Worth It. Women's Way To The Top of Business" was released in the spring of 2018.

In her book "Because It's Worth It", Lilla covers testimonials and experiences from Maria Moræs Hanssen, Anne Marit Panengstuen, Hilde Tonne, Berit Svendsen (who spoke at Lorange Network's last event in October 2019), Gunvor Ulstein, Margareth Øvrum, Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, and Kristin Skogen Lund. Lilla explains their journeys to the top, and provides rich insights and tips for both women and men.
Event moderated by Dr. Peter Lorange
Event Schedule
6:30 pm
Presentation and discussion
7:00 - 7:45 pm
Questions & Answers
7:45 - 8:15 pm
Flying dinner, drinks and networking
8:15 - 9:15 pm
We have hosted the following earlier events
Innovation & Passion with Carl Elsener Jr & Dr. h.c. Thomas Schmidheiny, Zürich
Approaches to Networking and the Power of Networked Organizations, Oslo
Startup and Investment Fireside Chat, Zürich
Network Spring Event with Eric Sarasin and Amanda Kayne, Zürich
Reputation Risk and Management Roundtable co-hosted with the Royal Norwegian Consulate and Leidar, Geneva
Wealth Preservation and Strategic Investments, co-hosted with I&F Liechtenstein, Zürich
Network Event with Johan H. Andresen Jr., Oslo
Network Event with Silvio Napoli and Manuel Ebner, Zürich
Network Event with Dennis Jönsson, Lausanne
Our contacts and location of the Event
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The Thief Hotel,
Landgangen 1,
0252 Oslo, Norway

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THE THIEF has filled this retreat with top international art pieces, carefully selected designer furniture, global Nordic cuisine, top quality spa and cosmopolitan bars. ‘Escapees’ are able to enjoy refreshing dips in the sea at the Tjuvholmen beach or stroll off the islet across the footbridge to the bustling Aker Brygge restaurant and business area.

Call +47 24 00 40 00 www.thethief.com
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