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Kristin Skogen Lund resigns as CEO of NHO

Kristin Skogen Lund resigns as CEO of Norwegian Business Organization (NHO). She is now going to become the CEO of the Schibsted Group.

“It will be woeful to leave NHO after six really exciting and meaningful years, but at the same time, I’m looking forward to Schibsted – an exciting company that I know well after many years in various positions there from 1998 to 2010, says Skogen Lund in a press release.

She joined NHO in November 2012 as a CEO. Lund joined Telenor as Executive Vice President. She was also NHO’s president from 2010 until she became the CEO.

Kristin Skogen Lund will be available for NHO until 1 December. Ole Erik Almlid, who acts as CEO while Skogen Lund goes to the Armed Forces college, will continue as a functioning NHO chief until new manager is in place.

Schibsted’s chairman Ole Jacob Sunde has immense belief on Lund’s leadership. He is looking forward to welcoming Skogen Lund as a new CEO.

“I am very pleased to welcome Kristin Skogen Lund as Schibsted’s new Executive Vice President. I am convinced that she is the right leader for the new phase that Schibsted now enters into,” said Schibsted’s chairman Ole Jacob Sunde.

The appointment of Skogen Lund occurs at the same time as Schibsted reorganizes its business and is divided into two, where a new international company – currently called MPI – will concentrate on international classified ads. This company is headed by current CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal.

Skogen Lund will lead Schibsted ASA, which will concentrate on operations in Norway, Sweden and Finland, including classified ads in finn.no, blocket.se and tori.fi.

Ryssdal will continue in its current position until Skogen Lund takes over.

“Women must work more”

At the NHO Annual Conference 2018, Skogen Lund said that she believes that Norwegian women should work more.

“Norwegian women must work more. Several women must work full time if we are able to maintain our good welfare systems in the future, says NHO chief Kristin Skogen Lund, according to DN.

According to the newspaper, she believes that the Norwegian labor market is still very gender-segregated. Among other things, men have more leadership skills than women. They are overrepresented in the private sector, while the majority of women choose the public sector.

Skogen Lund, who is positive about the au pair scheme, believes, according to DN, busy career women too much criticize and condemn other women when they struggle to make time.

 

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