Norway’s role in the new blue economy

November 29, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CET
Norway's role in the new blue economy

Join Katapult Ocean for an evening discussing the future trajectory of Norway’s Blue Economy. The event will be held on 29 November 6pm-8pm at the Conduit, Oslo.

What exactly is Norway’s role in the new ‘blue economy’, and are we leading or lagging behind, when it comes to sustainable innovation within the Ocean space? Is Norway still the leading domain when it comes to Ocean Health and what is being done well or could be done better?

Light refreshments and small plates will be served during the event.


Karoline Andaur is the CEO of WWF-Norway as of April 2020. She has an MSc in Social Anthropology and a BSc in Social Psychology. Her master thesis was on aquaculture in Chile, from where her father is from, which also gave her an opportunity to get to know her cultural heritage and family there. She has worked in WWF-Norway since 2009, as head of the marine team, corporate cooperation, organisational development, twice as interim CEO. She has throughout her years worked a lot in the global network and is very familiar with the great international environmental and climate issues.

Kimberly Mathisen is a CEO and board member who loves the challenge of helping organizations find new sources of energy and growth and more innovative and sustainable business models. In January 2022, Kimberly became the CEO of HUB Ocean, a non-profit foundation aimed at becoming the world’s ocean data collaboration hub. Their goal is to change the fate of the ocean by unleashing the power of data, technology, and collaboration. HUB Ocean is an affiliate of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) network.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the private sector in Digitalization and Technology, Branded Consumer Goods, and Pharmaceuticals in North America, Europe and Asia, most recently leading a period of enormous growth and transformation as the General Manager of Microsoft Norway. She serves on the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG and the Board of Directors of Aker Biomarine, Aker Horizons and Aize. She has been named as one of Norway’s most influential leaders by Kapital and one of Norway’s top female executives in technology by Abelia and Oda Network.

Lars Mikkel Reiersen is a seasoned professional in the renewable energy industry, and currently manages the Blåvinge project Utsira Nord floating wind tender for Hafslund. He has held various positions in Hafslund, including leading the acquisition Stenkalles Vind in Sweden. Prior joining Hafslund two years ago, he has worked in various engineering and consulting positions. He holds a masters in Hydrodynamics from NTNU.