Ketil Nordengen, leader of both 3M’s EMEA Sales and Norway operations, was duly appointed as Chair of AmCham’s renewed Board of Directors during last week’s virtual Annual General Meeting. Microsoft’s Kristine Beitland and KPMG’s Charlie Lea were also named as the Board’s First and Second Vice Chairs, respectively.
“Working for a US company for 30-years, I’ve always been intrigued by doing business from both a Norwegian and American perspective. What can we learn from one another? I’m really motivated by interacting with other business leaders to look for opportunities to do things better,” Nordengen explained.
3M – Sales Operations Leader – EMEA, Country Leader – Norway
Microsoft Norge – Corporate Affairs Director
KPMG – Partner
Members also warmly received new Board nominees Muhammed Ali of MSD, Elisabeth Hellemose of AIG and Thomas Vogth-Eriksen of DNV. Ali, a practicing physician, leads MSD’s Norway operations while also caring for his London-based patients digitally. Hellemose, who has led both AIG’s Danish and now Norway operations, has extensive HR credentials and thrives on combining strategy with hands-on execution. Vogth-Eriksen, now serving as Director of Certification, has over 35-years of international expertise from multiple DNV Group management positions, including his eight years as CFO.
MSD Norway – Managing Director
AIG Europe Limited – Branch Manager Norway
DNV – Director of Certification
AmCham’s renewed Board of Directors, modestly put, has ample cross-industry scope, depth and professional experience to propel the association’s key pro-business initiatives to come.
Decidedly not to be understated, and during what can only be described as a unique pandemic operating environment for non-profit AmCham, Board Treasurer Michael Klem and Managing Director Jason Turflinger commended both staff and members for their unwavering support and flexibility. “The Chamber shows a strong balance sheet and has solid financial health,” as Klem went on to detail.
In the time remaining, Turflinger presented past and future calibrations in AmCham’s many meeting, member services and advocacy offerings. “Creative, distinctive post-Covid meeting arenas, expanded sustainability-focus, awareness of policy versus industrial ambition gaps, and informed policy makers – on our international members’ contributions and value-generating pursuits – is where we’re headed,” he concluded.