OSLO: Norway’s number two PR agency, Woldsdal and Partners, has
elected as chairman Harald Norvik, a former chief executive of the
Norwegian state oil company Statoil.
Norvik headed Statoil from 1988 to 1999. He currently chairs the
supervisory board at Den norske Bank and is a director of Scandinavian
He replaces Morten Polmar, who will remain on the Woldsdal board but
will now concentrate on his primary role as CEO of the Leo Burnett
group, Woldsdal’s parent company and Norway’s largest advertising
Meanwhile Torger Reve, president of the Norwegian School of Management
(BI), is another addition to the board. He is also a strategy and
management professor at BI, having headed the Foundation for Research in
Economics and Business Administration.
Woldsdal last month won what is believed to be Norway’s largest ever PR
account with Microsoft, launching Windows 2000 in Norway.