Kari Ekelund Thørud

Kari Ekelund Thørud joined Nord Pool in summer 2018 from her position as Deputy CEO and Senior Vice President Markets at Norwegian power company Hafslund ASA.

Kari has extensive experience from the energy business, most recently having been responsible for the transformation of Hafslund from a Norwegian electricity sales organisation to the leading Nordic power retailer. She started her career with the Norwegian Water Resource and Energy Directorate (NVE) through several different positions in the Hafslund group. In addition she has served on, among others, the Board of Directors at Energi Norge AS and Energy Future Invest AS.

Kari Ekelund Thørud was educated at BI Norwegian Business School from which she holds a Business Degree with a specialism in international business. She also holds executive management qualifications in Financial Energy Analysis from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and in Strategy, Innovation and Management from INSEAD.