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Birger M. Svendsen

Birger M. Svendsen


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Birger M. Svendsen

Birger M. Svendsen


Birger from Boyden Norway has a vast international network and he recruits strong leaders for senior and board-level appointments.

Professional Focus

  • 15 years’ experience in international executive search
  • Focuses on energy, oil & gas, financial services, and industrial, as well as the board of directors and human resources functions
  • Substantial senior executive and C-suite experience, primarily in finance and HR, with major international companies in consumer goods, oil & gas and banking
  • Lived and worked in the UK and US, developing an extensive international network

Business Expertise

  • Owner and Senior Partner in a firm formed by partners from two of Norway’s leading international executive search firms, which partnered with Boyden
  • Owner of one of the world’s top international executive search firms; ran firm for over 10 years
  • HR Manager for Shell Europe Oil Products
  • HR Director for the Coca-Cola Nordic & Northern Eurasian Division; Oslo, HR Manager for The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta (US)
  • CFO, Kraft General Foods, Norway
  • CFO, Chase Manhattan Bank, Norway
  • Earlier roles in financial services

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Financial Services
  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • Human Resources, EMEA Leader

Additional Expertise

  • Board Search / Board Services
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas

Education & Certifications

  • MBA from the University of Gothenburg
  • Master in Management and Master of Business Administration (MIM/MBA), Thunderbird School of Global Management (US)

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