Founder & Chair
Phone: +47 93 28 02 30
Elin Hurvenes founded the Professional Boards
Forum in 2002 when the Norwegian Government demanded 40% women
directors on company boards through tough legislation.
Business communities and chairmen were outraged by the legislation,
claiming they did not know where or how to find qualified women.
Elin responded to this and The Professional Boards Forum brings
together CEOs, chairmen, selection committees and experienced
business women in an innovative and challenging setting.
Elin has placed women directors on the boards of several companies
on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Based on this success, she decided
to bring the Professional Boards Forum to the UK. Elin is a London
Business School MBA.
Event & Office Manager
Phone: +44 7971 951693
Helen has 7 years’ experience of demanding office
management roles for blue-chip investment banks and 14 years´
experience running her own company providing office management
to smaller companies.
After graduating with a BA Honours degree
in German and French, she lived in London and worked on the trading
floor of Merrill Lynch. She also worked for Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt
and Dresdner Kleinwort Capital in London.
Since 2009 she has provided expert administrative support to the
Professional Boards Forum UK and since 2013 also for PBF in Europe.
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holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from BI Norwegian
Business School (2001) and worked eight years in McKinsey (Oslo)
where she was Executive Assistant to two successive Office Managers.
Prior to joining McKinsey Kristin worked
in the travel & tourism industries and spent several years
with top level international hotels in China, the UK and Norway.