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  • New CEO - Tellef Thorleifsson - ready to drive Norfund forward

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    I firmly believe in strengthening the private sector – in doing job creation through establishment of new companies and fostering strong infrastructure. This will improve people’s livelihood and reduce poverty, says Tellef Thorleifsson, Norfund’s new CEO.

  • An international teambuilder who believes in the tech potential

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    "I firmly believe in strengthening the private sector – in job creation through the establishment of new companies and by providing critical infrastructure. This will improve people’s livelihood and reduce poverty. It doesn’t mean I am negative to traditional aid. It only means I believe investments are very important and that my skillset can best be applied to this area," says Tellef Thorleifsson, Norfund’s new CEO.

  • Norfund supports AfricInvest’s close of FIVE

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    AfricInvest, a leading pan-African private equity firm, has announced the second close of FIVE, a platform for investing in financial institutions in Africa. FIVE aims to improve access to financial services for the African population, while achieving financial returns for its investors.

  • Good procedures in place to ensure human rights are respected

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    An evaluation report commissioned by Norad concludes that Norfund has good procedures in place to ensure that human rights are respected - and that an approach based on IFC Performance Standards contributes to the same outcomes as an UNGP-based approach.

  • Africa needs Firms!

    Paul Collier

    Productive firms is the key for economic growth and development in Africa, Professor Paul Collier said at Norfund's Summer Conference 2018

  • The Work Approach against poverty

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    The creation of new jobs is Task No. 1 in efforts to achieve the goals of global development and poverty reduction. The need is enormous. Although there is general agreement about this, Western development aid is doing little, or nothing, to help create new jobs.

  • "Now is the time to invest in Somalia"

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    The time to invest in Somalia is now, said the Prime Minister of Somalia, Mr Khaire, at the launch of the "Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities fund". Norfund, Shuraako and IFU have launched a new - and first in its kind - fund for investing in small and medium sized companies in Somalia.

  • Vibeke H. Madsen is appointed as a new Norfund Board Director

    On the 18th of June 2018, Ms Madsen was appointed as a new member of the Norfund board of directors by Norfund's General Assembly . the General Assembly is constituted by the Norwegian Minister of International Development, Nikolai Astrup,

  • Tellef Thorleifsson is appointed as new CEO for Norfund

    Tellef Thorleifsson

    Thorleifsson has more than 20 years experience as investor and he was one of the founders of the venture.company Northzone. "We are glad to have Thorleifsson on board" says Kristin Clemet, Chair of Norfund board.

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