IN-BOARD Nordic Academy 2020

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2020 program of IN-BOARD in the Nordics. The program is open to alumni from or interested in working in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Baltics and Russia.

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 are: 

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


  • Frithjof Lund, Partner Board Services Lead, McKinsey

  • Sverre Fjeldstad, 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:

  • Jan Erling Tenvik, Partner from BackerSkeie, Executive Search 

  • 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.

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

The sessions are planned to be held in-person. We will be adhering to national guidelines to prevent spread of Covid-19 including cleaning routines and social distancing.

Participation is limited and pre-registrations are now open.

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. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. The IN-BOARD is a non-profit initiative of IAAN. 


For more details, see the brochure.


Please contact Wendy Lam at to pre-register or if you have any questions.

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We look forward to 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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