Turid Elisabeth Solvang

Managing Director of the Norwegian Institute of Directors

is co-Founder and Managing Director of the Norwegian Institute of Directors, established in 2009. (www.styreinstitutt.no). Ms Solvang is Chair of ecoDa (appointed first ever female chair of the European Directors Network in November 2015: www.ecoda.org). Turid has served as board member of ecoDa since 2011, and was also member of the Nomination and Evaluation Committee, the Policy Committee, and  chair of the ecoDa’s working group on board selection processes.

Turid took her M. Sc. in Business at BI Norwegian Business School in 1989. She also holds a Master program in Scenario planning. Turid has extensive experience in corporate communications, as well as many years experience in board rooms as Non-Executive Director in both corporate boards (mainly financial and service sector) and membership associations.

Partly as a result of the Norwegian female quota law, from 2004 onwards, she has focused on board related products and services, including recruiting for corporate boards. She was formerly responsible for corporate communication at Burson-Marsteller (the leading global public relations and public affairs firm) in Oslo, and was head of marketing at Fearnley Data, Oslo.