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Monica Hannestad

Title: Managing Director

Company: Design Region Bergen

Country: Norway

Monica Hannestad is a biologist with a Strategic Management MBA. She is the founder and Managing Director of Design Region Bergen (DRB), a non-profit organisation with the goal of achieving more human centred processes in both business and society. This organisation offers a yearly Design Thinking MBA. It also organises the Bergen Design Festival which brings together different community projects and cross-sector processes. DRB


DRB brings 4 universities together to offer the Design Thinking program in collaboration. The future needs many disciplines working together to solve complex issues and find sustainable solutions. This is what DRB has facilitated. This unprecedented collaboration has been a huge success, with executive students coming from different backgrounds - and bringing more innovative, cross-disciplinary and human centred approaches to the way companies, organisations and public offices perform through the growing alumni group.

As a founding member of FutureTalks, Hannestad will facilitate the interaction processes with delegates during the Arctic expedition to Svalbard - along with her co-facilitator Torhild Eide Torgersen, whom she loves to work with.



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