Leading Women, a CNN television series that connects its viewers to extraordinary women at the top of their chosen fields, is sponsored by OMEGA Ladymatic. The Ladymatic collection is distinguished by its bold, statement-making design and a mechanical movement widely considered to be among the best in the world.
Every month, two influential women are featured. In May, OMEGA and CNN introduce Kristen Skogen-Lund, a well respected and exemplary successful woman in Scandinavia.
EVP and Head of Digital Services Nordic in Telenor
Kristen Skogen-Lund is the EVP and Head of Digital Services Nordic in Telenor, an international wireless carrier recognized today as one of the largest mobile phone operators in the world; with businesses in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Kristen Skogen-Lund’s impressive career began 12 years ago as a manager at Unilever Europe before joining the Coca-Cola Company in 1995 where she rapidly grew to head, in only 2 years, the Coca Cola Beverages Sweden. In 1998, Kirsten Skogen-Lund was hired by Norway’s leading online service at the time, SOL and became CEO before the turn of the year. She then led Scanpix, a leading distributor of photographic services in Scandinavia for 2 years before joining the media group Schibsted in 2004. Only 3 years later, she became CEO of Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten, fully owned by the Schibsted group. In 2009 she left to join Telenor.
Not only does Kristen Skogen-Lund now head such major company, but she is also President of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, a board member of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and a council member in the think tank Civita.
Kristen Skogen-Lund took her education at the University of Oregon in 1989 before attending an MBA at INSEAD.
Kristen is also admired for her ability to manage career while rising two pairs of twins with her husband.
Her career has inspired Fortune who cited Kristen Skogen-Lund in 2011 amongst the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”’.
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