AmCham Mentorship Final Group Gathering: The Future of Work & Leadership

AmCham’s recent final 2023-24 Mentorship Program session, warmly hosted by Bain & Company, featured engaging presentations and discussions led by Partner Erik Nordbø and Citi Norway’s Managing Director & Country Officer Pål Rokke.   

The Future of Work   

The post pandemic era prompted a reevaluation of work-life balance and changing workplace motivations, with 58% of workers across 10 major economies considering the impact on their personal lives. Erik Nordbø shared the key themes that are reshaping work and the relationship between workers and firms – including automation, leveraging technology and the mainstream adoption of flexible arrangements, emphasizing the increasing importance of talent as a valuable resource in this era of business transition.


Erik Nordbø – Partner

Pål Rokke – Managing Director & Country Officer

20 Years of Leadership Perspective   

Pål Rokke shared reflections on his journey and emphasized Citi’s leadership principles along with his personal reflections. Taking ownership, delivering with pride, and succeeding together are at the core of the winning culture – these principles are the underlying success factors to delivering client and operational excellence at Citi. “The true measurement of leadership can only be earned by influence, and the proof of leadership is found in the followers,” Rokke stated.


The final portion of our session was dedicated to open mentor/mentee reflections on our respective nine-month experiences. What worked well? How can the popular program, now in its eight year, improve?   


One mentor acknowledged that “nurturing trust in the first phase of the program is key – establishing goals and needs for both parties.” Further, a mentee emphasized that “success is in creating and following the laid-out plan with concrete ambitions.” Another leader enthusiastically expressed the “constructive, open and honest conversations” and that “the program is uplifting and provides a surge of energy!”   

About the AmCham Mentorship Program

With its unique cross-industry orientation, AmCham’s Mentorship Program offers a dynamic, internationally minded arena for leadership development. The program pairs emerging corporate talent with seasoned executives and the result: a collaborative arena that fosters improvement and reflection, prepares young leaders for the challenges of the international marketplace, and forges bonds between AmCham’s transatlantic member companies.   

2024-25 Registration Now Open! 

Registration is now open for the 2024-25 and ninth edition of our popular Mentorship Program. Kicking off in May, the program pairs participating Patron-level member leaders with top-performing employee mentees and includes:

  • Six one-on-one tailored mentor & mentee meetings (ca 1.5 hours each)
  • Four group sessions with special guest speakers
  • Professional development and new perspectives  

 For further information and interest in the program, please contact