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Monica Hannestad

Company: Design Region Bergen

Title: Director

Country: Norway

Sector: Design Thinking

Age: 44

My background is relatively broad. After my years studying at the University of Bergen, I worked five years within sales and as a NAM of pharmacy chains in a major pharmaceutical company. After this, to gain personell responsibility, I managed SATS Sandviken for three years.
A new track of my career opened as I joined Pandora Film to build my film/media/marketing experience. This was further developed as I moved on to Mediacircus (now ITV Studios), combining gaming, mediacommunication and TV-production.

In 2008 I joined Design Region Bergen, and lead the journey to build a non-profit network organization. In Design Region Bergen we execute different projects to promote the greater use of strategic design. My position as Managing Director is an exciting mix of leading, developing and challenging the existing truths in our society. I finished my MBA in Strategic Management (NHH) in December 2013.

My objective is to build Design Region Bergen into a healthy enterprise, based on a stabile economy and always on the move because of its nature as a project organization.

We aim to meet new challenges in strategic and tactical planning for the new services and products, through new methodology and tools for innovation, all based on user needs and demands in the marked.

Specialties: I prefer working strategically to create and implement change. I really enjoy initiating processes, and create sustainable framework for new business.

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