Building leaders who change the world.
What we do
We believe that inspiring and equipping business leaders who want to make the world a better place is the single most effective way in which we can make an effect on the whole society at large.
Since the beginning of 2016, we have been passionate about providing business leaders with actionable tools and ideas to grow as leaders. We're doing this with our OBF Leadership Platform. Once a year we gather leaders to our annual business conference to learn from world class speakers and interact with peers.
Oslo Business Forum was started in January 2016, by the two co-founders Christoffer Omberg and Marius Røed Wang, two students from BI Norwegian Business School. The purpose was to challenge the status quo in the Norwegian business community.
Ten months later, the first conference was organized in November 2016. Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager of Manchester United through 26 years, was the first keynote speaker, in front of 850 guests at Oslo Concert Hall.
Since then, our annual business conference has grown to be one of the most significant business conferences in the world. In four short years, we have accomplished some major milestones we are proud of. Speakers such as President Barack Obama, Randi Zuckerberg, David Cameron and Gary Vaynerchuk have already guested our conference as keynote speakers.
In May 2019, we were partly acquired by Nordic Business Forum, one of the most noteworthy business conferences in the world. In 2021, we are organizing a masterclass, bootcamp and conference with world-class speakers.
Becoming the most significant business conference in the world within 2025
Meet the team
CEO & Co-Founder
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Partnership Manager & Partner
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Lars Erik Fjøsne-Eide
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In 2019, Nordic Business Forum acquired 30 percent of the shares of Oslo Business Forum.
In addition to the new owners, Oslo Business Forum has recruited two new external board members: Anniken Fjelberg, founder of several companies within marketing, communications, design, and entrepreneurship, and Tor Haugnes, lecturer and head of the entrepreneurship studies at the BI Norwegian Business School.
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Steffen Dyre Hansen