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The NABA Team

Meet our crew

In addition to the NABA team, we draw on the network and expertise from the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) and other strategic partners.

Management Team

Eivind Fjeldstad

Managing Director

Daniella Woldemichael

Deputy Managing Director - Adviser: Business Development & Strategy / Marketing

Henk Veldman

Managing Partner - Adviser: Business Development / Investments

Team of Advisers

Marianne Jønsberg

Adviser: Oil and Gas / Renewable Energy / Anti-corruption

Jibril Hussein

Adviser: Finance / Investments

Lucrezia Biteete

Adviser: East Africa / Market analysis / Business Development / Legal Advice

Tizita Sileshi

Adviser: Agriculture/Economic and Political Development

Patrick Kakunze

Adviser: Finance / East Africa / Civil Society

Valentin Koestler

Adviser: Project Management / Business and Organizational Development / CSR

Frank Arsene Burakeye

Adviser: Business Analysis & Development

Maria Kristina Stokke

Adviser: Renewable Energy/ Entrepreneurship/ Southern and Eastern Africa

Solveig Tangen

Adviser: Finance /Strategy & development/ Investments

Benedicte Sleppen Ålskog

Adviser: Renewable Energy/ Political Science

Tom Norman

Adviser: Agribusiness/ Supply chain management / Event management

NABA Board

Øystein Botillen
Chairperson

Manager of Global Initiatives – Yara International

Fredrik Lindblom
Vice Chairperson

Partner & Group Head, Finance & Projects – DLA Piper

Ola Nafstad
Board Member

Director, Strategy & Analysis – Norfund

Trine Radmann
Board Member

Assistant Director, International Department – NHO (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise)

Hanna C. Wirschke
Board Member

Head of Communication Operations, Technology and Partner-Operated Licenses (OTP), DPI – Statoil

Håkon Smedsvig
Board Member

International Adviser – Norges Rederiforbund (Norwegian Shipowners’ Association)

Erling Ølstad
Board Member

Managing Director – Mester Grønn

Cathrine G. Jahnsen
Board Member

Executive Programme Manager – Virke (The Enterprise Federation of Norway)

Elisabeth Lokshall
Board Member

Senior Advisor, International Business – Multiconsult

Svein Wilhelmsen
Board Member

Founder, Basecamp Explorer

NABA Advisory Board

Trond Riiber Knudsen

Founder & CEO – TRK Group AS

Koosum Kalyan

Board of Director – Aker Solutions

Dr. Jolyon Ford

Chatham House;
Former Head of Africa Practice – Oxford Analytica

Kjetil Tronvoll

Professor, Bjørknes University College

Helen Hai

CEO, China – Africa Consulting

Kjartan Stigen

Regional Director East Africa – Norfund

Jorunn Mæhlum

Former Ambassador of Tanzania

Isobel Appiah Endresen

Partner – Appiah-Endresen & Co

Terje Osmundsen

Senior Vice President – Scatec Solar AS

Mark Eddo

CEO – Articulate Ltd

Knut Ulvmoen

Group Managing Director – Dangote Group

Halle Jørn Hanssen

Advisor

Rolf Olsen

CEO – Leidar

Erik Feiring

Junior Officer on Illicit Financial Flows – World Bank Group

Bjørn Dale

Managing Director – DNO

Lanre Akinola

Editor – African Business

Gunnar Dalen

Director – Nortura