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Øystein Eriksen Søreide

Managing Director, Abelia

Øystein Eriksen Søreide is a Norwegian Business Leader and former Politician for Høyre (The Conservative Party). Since 2019 he has been the Managing Director of Abelia, a trade and employers’ association for tech- and knowledge companies in Norway, part of NHO (The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise).  

Prior to Abelia, Søreide held the position as the District Director in Bydel Grorud in Oslo.

He has extensive work experience from a number of businesses and organizations, such as CARE, SOS Children's Villages, UNICEF, Høyre and O. Mustad & Søn AS. He has also been Vice Mayor for Health and Social Welfare in Oslo. In addition, he has experience from a number of board positions, including from NOKUT, Norsirk, Eivind Astrup's Almennyttige stiftelse, AS Høyres hus, The European Movement and Skogli Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

He holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Norges Markedshøyskole (Norway School of Marketing) and BI (Norwegian Business School BI).

Søreide is an inspiring and valued thought leader, speaker and engaging participant at various debates.