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  • Anita Krohn Traaseth - Innovation Norway

     Foto: Astrid Waller
    Foto: Astrid Waller

    Anita Krohn Traaseth is a Norwegian business executive and former CEO of Innovation Norway. Prior to Innovation Norway she was the first female MD of Hewlett-Packard Norway. She started her career as a trainee at IBM in 1996 and has held several executive positions in Norway.

    Krohn Traaseth studied communication and management at BI Norwegian Business School. At Harvard University she completed an executive leadership program and earned a certification in strategy and innovation from MIT.

    Krohn Traaseth has received several awards, including Best Female Leader in the ICT Industry in Norway 2012 and Social Media Personality of the Year in 2013. Anita is also titled as “Top 20 Women in Business in Northern Europe”, “Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Tech” in 2015 and 2016 and is "On the Radar of Emerging Thinkers globally, by Thinkers50" in 2018.

    She is a mother of three, writer and author of the Norwegian best-selling book "Good Enough For The Bastards - confessions of a female leader on Courage, Vulnerability and Credibility” in 2014 (Cappelen Damm). Autumn 2019 she will publish her first novel. She is a co-owner of an old vicarage turned into a house of culture and literature at the village Snertingdal in Norway.