IN-BOARD Nordic Academy 2020


The 2020 program of IN-BOARD in the Nordics has concluded with great success. 

Details for the 2021 program will be announced in early 2021. 

If you are interested, please contact Wendy Lam at

The IN-BOARD Academy aims to strengthen leaders for current and future board roles through learning and sharing of knowledge and experience. IN-BOARD is a forum of experienced peers and expert partners and speakers.  

The 2020 workshops sessions were: 

  • Fri, Aug 28 -  Sat, Aug 29 - Workshop 1 - Strategy with McKinsey in Oslo, including speakers:


  • Sverre Fjeldstad, Partner, McKinsey​​

  • Christer Tryggestad, Senior Partner, McKinsey

  • Birger Magnus - is 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 - is 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 - is CEO of Fintech Mundi and an active board member in a number of organizations focused on Fintech globally. Susanne has previously been a Director with Nordea, a Board member with Mastercard Europe and is also the President of the INSEAD Alumni Association in Norway.


  • Fri, Sep 18 - Sat, Sep 19 - Workshop 2 - Corporate Governance in the Boardroom with PwC in Oslo

  • Eli Moe-Helgesen, Partner, PwC


  • Signe Moen, Partner, PwC

  • A team of top partners and advisors from the PwC corporate governance team. 


  • Fri, Oct 16 - Sat, Oct 17 - Workshop 3 - Human Resources with BackerSkeie and Communications with First House in Oslo. Speakers include:

  • Jon Erling Tenvik, Partner from BackerSkeie, Executive Search 

  • Tone Lunde Bakker, CEO of Swedbank and Head of Nominations Committee, Equinor

  • Admiral (R) Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, former Chief of Defence, Norway

  • Per Høiby, CEO of First House, a communications advisory firm for the private and public sectors.

  • Nov 11-14 or 12-15 - Workshop 4 - Board Leadership at INSEAD Fontainebleau, France with IN-BOARD groups from Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the Nordics. Led by professors:

  • Erik van de Loo, Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, where he is Program Co-Director of “Consulting and Coaching for Change” at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre.


  • Jaap Winter, Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD and Professor of Corporate Governance at the Duisenberg school of finance in Amsterdam. 

The program will focus on boards in the Nordics, Baltics, Russia and internationally. Content will be delivered in English.

The sessions were held in-person with adherence to national guidelines to prevent spread of Covid-19 including cleaning routines and social distancing.

Knowledge Partners:














Venue: Grand Hotel, Oslo and PwC Offices in Oslo














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

Best regards,

The IN-BOARD Nordic Academy





Compact program, building very nicely on top of the IN-BOARD sessions in the countries…’  

Compact program, building very nicely on top of the IN-BOARD sessions in the countries…’  

The usual INSEAD success formula - group dynamics, quality of professors, mix coaching and experience sharing as well as frameworks. The Professors were both absolutely excellent – very well done to pull this together .

Interesting and credible professors. Group coach was very professional and capable.

Refreshingly different approach to other Board courses with INSEAD setting and social aspect

The program provided me good insights on how to act as an NED. The variety of some theory combined with participant discussions added much value to the programme. Key strengths are Erik and Jaap who passionately drove the programme. Their experience and knowledge are real added value...

The board is not a black box for me anymore. The Matrix Board interaction and the GPS provide me insights how to act as an NED. The ... human aspect was also an eye opener for me.

Compact program, building very nicely on top of the IN-BOARD sessions in the countries…’  

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