28 September 2023 - Helsinki, Finland
Hedge Fund Manager, Philanthropist, Art Collector
Nicolai Tangen is responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund Global. This includes the daily operation and the development of Norges Bank Investment Management. He joined Norges Bank Investment Management as Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2020.
Nicolai was previously Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer in AKO Capital, which he founded in 2005. He also set up the AKO Foundation in 2013, which supports charitable initiatives to improve education, promote the arts and mitigate climate problems. Prior to this, Tangen was a partner and senior analyst at Egerton Capital and an equity analyst at Cazenove & Co.
Nicolai holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance from the Wharton School and Master’s Degrees in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. He has also studied Russian at the Norwegian Armed Forces’ School of Intelligence and Security.
The Power of Change
A keynote followed by a conversation with Nicolai Tangen
The Norwegian Pension Fund Global owns 1,5 percent of all listed companies in the world. In their podcast “In Good Company”, the CEO Nicolai Tangen has an in-depth conversation with top-leaders of the largest companies in the world – from Netflix, Coca Cola and Ferrari, to Bill Gates.
In this talk, Nicolai shares his reflections on:
- What can we learn from these top leaders?
- Why do we need change?
- Why are communication, performance, and people the most important ingredients for change?
Why Should You Listen to Him?
CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management
Since 2020, Nicolai has been managing the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, which is the largest publicly held financial fund in the world.
Founder of the AKO Foundation
The AKO Foundation supports charitable causes that improve education, promote the arts, and mitigate climate problems. In addition to this foundation, Nicolai is known for his philanthropy through various charitable initiatives.
A Jack of All Trades
Nicolai has a Bachelor’s Degree in finance from the Wharton School, and two Master’s Degrees: one in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and one in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.
He also holds the biggest private collection of modernist Nordic art in the world.