Osvald Bjelland

Chairman Xynteo, Chairman and Founder of the Performance Theatre

Osvald M. Bjelland is Chairman and founder of The Performance Theatre Foundation. Osvald is also the founder and Chairman of Xyntéo, a high level advisory firm and think-tank serving global business leaders. Dr Osvald M. Bjelland, the founder and chairman of Xyntéo, is an entrepreneur and academic. His main interest is the creation of new networks, new knowledge and new business to build low-carbon growth Xyntéo's mission is to inspire new business concepts, technologies and operating models around environmentally friendly procedures and green values. Osvald is also Chairman of The Performance Theatre Foundation, which stages an annual forum to inspire world leaders, from across disciplines and geographies, to identify and chart out a path through the key challenges to global business likely to emerge over the next three to six years. He has written for or been interviewed by various publications, among them FORTUNE Magazine, the Financial Times, the Sloan Management Review and Strategic Leadership. He was an expert commentator for the Harvard Business Review Green Initiative. Dr Bjelland has a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK); his doctorate focused on the role of leadership in deploying IT to transform information-intensive organisations. He also has an MBA from Brunel University (UK), and a BA (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Management. He is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Osvald is married with two children.

Osvald M. Bjelland was a Counsellor at One Young World Summits: 2010 in London.