IN-BOARD Nordic Academy 2021

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 2021 workshops sessions are: 

  • Fri, Aug 27th -  Sat, Aug 28th - Workshop 1 - Strategy with McKinsey in Oslo, including speakers:​

  • Sverre Fjeldstad, Partner, McKinsey​​

  • Christer Tryggestad, Senior Partner, McKinsey

  • Susanne Hannestad, CEO of Fintech Mundi

  • 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

  • Fri, Sep 17th - Sat, Sep 18th - 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 15th - Sat, Oct 16th - Workshop 3 - Human Resources with BackerSkeie and Communications with First House in Oslo. Speakers include:

  • Jon Erling Tenvik, Partner from BackerSkeie, Executive Search ​

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

  • Other speakers yet to be announced 

  • Nov 18th - 20th (Group 1) with welcome dinner on the 17th or Nov 19th - 21st (Group 2) with welcome dinner on the 18th - Workshop 4 - Board Leadership at INSEAD Fontainebleau, France with IN-BOARD groups from the 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 will be held in-person with adherence to national guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 including cleaning routines and social distancing.

Knowledge Partners:














Venue: Grand Hotel, Oslo and PwC Offices in Oslo














Participation will include tickets to the INSEAD Summer Party 2021 at Vøienvolden Gård on Friday, August 27. Enjoy a charming Oslo summer evening with great food, wine, and fellow INSEAD friends and alumni.







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


Participation fees: 

  • EUR 990 for the first 3 Workshops in Oslo

  • Additional EUR 4,300 for Workshop 4 at INSEAD

  • Participants may sign up for Workshops 1 to 3 initially and secure a place in Workshop 4 in the autumn

  • Participants are responsible for personal travel and accommodation costs

  • The IN-BOARD is a non-profit initiative

Registration deadlines: 

  • 30 June 2021 for Workshops 1-3

  • 15 September 2021 for Workshop 4

  • Limited spaces available

To view and download the brochure, please click here.

To register, please contact Wendy Lam and Diego Bergheim by email through

Best regards,

The IN-BOARD Nordic Academy




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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…’