MBA scholar to strengthen Norwegian-Swedish cooperation
Erik Durhan, Head of Corporate Governance at Nordea, has been awarded the SSE MBA NSHK scholarship in 2016. The scholarship is given to the next generation of leaders to strengthen Norwegian and Swedish industry.
The SSE MBA NSHK scholarship is based on cooperation between the Norwegian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (NSHK) and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and covers 18 months of executive MBA studies at the Stockholm School of Economics worth SEK465,000.
− Norway is one of Sweden’s largest trading partner and we hope that this scholarship will contribute to further strengthening our great relationship, says Björn Rosengren, President, Norwegian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Erik Durhan is a 35-year-old journalist and economist, and resides in Stockholm. He receives the scholarship with the following justification by the jury:
Erik is an experienced manager with an entrepreneurial spirit working in the NSHK member company Nordea. We believe that the SSE MBA program will give Erik a solid foundation in general management and support him in realizing his full potential in current and future leadership roles. As a hard-working and inspiring manager and with his unique experience from media, he will also greatly contribute to the SSE MBA program and his peers. Not the least he will be a good ambassador for SSE, Nordea and NSHK.
− We are pleased and proud that our colleague Erik Durhan has been awarded the scholarship of the Norwegian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Besides Erik being a very good representative of Nordea and Wealth Management, the scholarship confirms that our strategic focus on talent management pays off, says Christian Hyldahl, Head of Asset Management, Nordea.
− The purpose of the scholarship is to promote Norwegian-Swedish cooperation and raise the level of skills among the next generation of leaders, says Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics.
The scholarship jury has consisted of Björn Rosengren, President NSHK, Jacob Dalborg, CEO, Bonnier Books, Lin Lerpold, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics, and Bertil Jacobson, CEO, NSHK.
For further information, please contact:
Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 70 651 21 43
Bertil Jacobson, CEO, Norwegian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm, email@example.com, +46 708 110 160