Dear INSEAD Alumni and friends,

This is a reminder of this invitation to join the IN-BOARD Nordic Academy 2020. The program has been running with great success the last 4 years and we look forward to another excellent program with our partners in Oslo and Fontainebleau.

The IN-BOARD Academy aims to strengthen leaders for current and future board roles through continuous learning and sharing of knowledge and experience on boards. IN-BOARD provides a forum for this with experienced peers and our expert partners and speakers.  

The program is open to alumni from or interested in working in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Baltics and Russia.

The session is still planned to be in-person and we plan to follow public guidelines for health and safety to manage risks related to COVID-19.

The workshops this year are: 

  • Workshop 1 - Fri, Aug 28 - Sat, Aug 29: Strategy with McKinsey (Oslo). The IN-BOARD delegates will also join the INSEAD Summer Party on Friday evening at Vøienvolden Gård in Oslo.
  • Workshop 2 - Fri, Sep 18 -Sat Sep 19: Corporate Governance in the Boardroom with PwC (Oslo)
  • Workshop 3 - Fri, Oct 16 - Sat, Oct 17: Human Resources with BackerSkeie  and Communications with First House (Oslo)
  • Workshop 4 - Nov 11-14 / Nov 12 -15: Sessions at INSEAD Fontainebleau, France with other IN-BOARD groups from Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

Speakers and workshop leaders will include:

  • Birger Magnus, Chairman of NRK (Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting), and a number of other organizations including those dedicated to health, climate and the arts. He was earlier Chairman of Storebrand, Statoil Fuel & Retail, Deputy CEO of Schibsted and a partner at McKinsey. 

  • Trond Riiber Knudsen, Founder, CEO of TRK Group AS, an investment & advisory firm focused on active ownership and advisory within disruptive technologies, digital transformation and new African growth models. Trond also holds a number of board positions and was previously a partner with McKinsey.

  • Susanne Hannestad, CEO of Fintech Mundi

  • Fridthjof Lund, Global Leader McKinsey Board Services and Partner, McKinsey
  • Sverre Fjeldstad, Partner, McKinsey

  • Eli Moe-Helgesen, Partner, PwC

  • Signe Moen, Partner, PwC

  • Per Høiby, CEO of First House

  • Jon Erling Tenvik, Partner and Lead Services, BackerSkeie

  • Prof. Erik van de Loo, INSEAD

  • Prof. Jaap W. Winter, INSEAD

    And others who will share their expertise and facilitate discussions...

For more information about the program, please go to

Please contact us at to register or if you have questions. Deadline is June 30, 2020.

We look forward to building a stronger foundation for INSEAD executives who desire to take on greater responsibilities on boards in the Nordics, Baltics and internationally.

Best regards,

The IN-BOARD Nordic Academy

Wendy Lam, MBA D03
Petter Mather Simonsen, MBA D87
Susanne Hannestad, AMP J06


OSLO (2pm Fri - 1pm Sat)
Workshop 1: AUG 28-29
Workshop 2: SEP 18-19
Workshop 3: OCT 16-17
Workshop 4: NOV 11-14 or 12-15



Participation is limited and applications for the first three workshops in Oslo close 30th June 2020.

The application deadline for the 4th workshop in Fontainebleau will be 15th September 2020. 

​Participation is open to INSEAD alumni with management experience and operating in or with the Nordics, the Baltic states and Russia. 

With the support of INSEAD Alumni Association of Norway (IAAN) and partner companies, the cost for the  program is 990 EUR for the first 3 workshops in Oslo. The session at INSEAD in Fontainebleau is an additional 4300 EUR and is optional. Participants are responsible for own travel and accommodation costs. The IN-BOARD is a non-profit initiative for IAAN. 


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