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Meet the Oslo Business Forum 2021 Speakers

On 29 September, we will join forces with our Norwegian friends at Oslo Business Forum to organize THE business event of the year! To help you get ready for the event, we wanted to briefly introduce the speaker lineup of Oslo Business Forum 2021 – Rethinking Business. So, without further ado, we proudly present:

Alex Osterwalder – Inventor of the Business Model Canvas and Co-Founder of Strategyzer

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur, and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started. Alex is also known as the inventor of the popular strategic management tool: the Business Model Canvas.

At the event, Alex will talk about how to build an invincible company.

Erin Meyer – Professor at Insead and Co-Author of the Bestseller No Rules Rules

Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, but also the author of The Culture Map and No Rules Rules. Her work focuses on how the world’s most successful global leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multicultural environment. Erin has taught thousands of executives from five continents to decode how cultural differences are impacting their work and strategies for improving their international collaboration.

At the OBForum 2021, Erin will tell us more about her findings on what makes the Netflix culture so successful.

Stéphane Garelli – Founder of the IMD World Competitiveness Center

Stéphane Garelli reads the global economic picture better than anyone else. His presentations on competitiveness provoke companies and individuals to think “outside the box”, and to confront their strategies with recent market trends and new competitive pressures. Stéphane also knows how to combine valuable insights with an entertaining approach to complex issues supported by his trademark graphics.

Stéphane will share an overview of the new competitiveness landscape after the pandemic at the event.

Rachel Botsman – Trust Expert and Lecturer at Oxford University

Rachel Botsman is a trust expert, author and lecturer at Oxford University. She is passionate about teaching people how to think differently and challenge ideas around trust, humility and integrity. Rachel has been recognized, for example, as one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50.

Rachel will tell us more about earning and enhancing trust in times of uncertainty at the event.

Nicolai Tangen – CEO of NBIM (Managing Norwegian Oil Fund)

Nicolai Tangen is CEO of Norge Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. NBIM has a small stake in more than 9,000 companies worldwide, including the likes of Apple, Nestlé, Microsoft and Samsung. On average, the fund holds 1.4 percent of all of the world’s listed companies.

At the event, Nicolai will share his insights on how to invest for the long term in a changing world.


Jitske Kramer – Corporate Anthropologist and Founder of Human Dimensions

Jitske Kramer is a corporate anthropologist and inspiring female speaker. She is also an entrepreneur, facilitator, and founder of HumanDimensions. She is also known for being the author who in her books has outlined, for example, her vision on leadership in intercultural teams.

Want to learn more from these business experts? Join us on 19 September online for a day full of inspiration and insights. Read more from the event website.



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