Our People

Our most important asset is the skills and engagement of the Norfund team!

15
nationalities

43
% women

90
employees

Insight and Diversity

Norfund has Norway’s largest team specialised in investing in developing countries. Three quarters of Norfund employees work directly with investments.

We are more than 15 different nationalities. Diversity is key for us, and it gives us insight that helps us better understand opportunities and risks.

Our employees have diverse backgrounds, with knowledge and experience relevant to our investment areas, including experience in development finance, project management, industrial and financial expertise and ESG competence. With more than 20 years of investing in developing countries, Norfund continuously builds and develops the expertise needed to invest and manage risks in order to succeed as an investor in Norfund geographies.

In addition we have employees with specialist competence in organisation and HR, legal, strategy, communication and finance.

Variety in cultural backgrounds, competency, age and gender make us think differently, approach challenges differently and identify solutions from a broad perspective. Diversity gives us insight that helps us better understand opportunities and risks.

Local Knowledge

To succeed, we need to be present in our markets. In addition to having head quarters in Oslo, we are present in Bangkok, Nairobi, Cape Town, Accra and Costa Rica. Our teams have regional networks and connections, understanding of the local business environments, companies and the political context in the countries we invest in.

Working Together

The Norfund team is driven by our mission to create jobs and improve lives. We work hard to achieve our mission. We are eager to find the best solutions. We continuously improve the way we work. We frequently meet and collaborate and we have a lot of fun together.

The Norfund week

Every fall we arrange the Norfund week, our annual strategy meeting for all Norfund employees. This week of training, collaboration, hard work and fun is a highlight for all of us and an important arena to retain and develop the Norfund culture. The week is also a great introduction and opportunity for new employees.

The Norfund Conference

The Norfund Conference is arranged once a year. The conference is an important opportunity to show our stakeholders what Norfund does and how we contribute to development and the fulfillment of our mandate.

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