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The Nordic Nigeria
Connect 2023

Innovation for a  Greener Future

Meet Our Speakers

Panel : How can we finance new Nordic x Nigeria success stories? Moderated by Ms. Mathilde Thue

Ms. Mathilde Thue

CEO of Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA)

Ms. Mathilde Emilie Thue is the Chief Operating Officer at the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). NABA seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent, adding value to companies doing business in African markets. Prior to NABA Ms. Thue was working with the development of renewable energy projects and has been part of the Official Norwegian Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Ms. Naana Winful Fynn

Regional Director, Norfund

Naana is a management professional with over 15 years of diversified experience in the financial services, real estate and consumer products industries. She has experience in investing, strategy development, financial and strategic advisory, project management and brand management, gained from organizations including Goldman Sachs, Sagevest Holdings, Travant Real Estate, CVS Corporation and the Timberland Company.

Mr. Tom Gronnegaard Knudsen

Vice President,  A.P. Moller Capital

Mr. Tom Gronnegaard Knudsen is a senior executive who has spent most of his career working abroad as MD and Board Member for multinational companies involved in shipping and transport, ports and terminals, logistics, and offshore supply services. Mr. Knudsen was posted to Nigeria first time in 1987-1988 and returned as MD for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group in 2004-2009, and he has held senior leadership positions also in Kenya, Liberia, Romania, India, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Denmark.
He holds an MBA in Sustainable Leadership from AVT Business School Copenhagen, and he has topped up his leadership skills with courses at London Business School, Insead, IMD, and Copenhagen Business School among others. Tom Knudsen was appointed as honorary Royal Danish Consul General to Nigeria from 2004 to 2009 .

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Mr. Martin Sturinge

Senior Country Analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Swedish Export Credits Agency (EKN)

Martin Sturinge is Senior Country Analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Swedish Export Credits Agency (EKN). At EKN he is responsible for the country risk classifications of the Sub-Saharan economies, including Nigeria. Martin has more than 15 years’ experience of analysing African economies in various positions at the Swedish International Development Agency, Embassy of Sweden in Kampala and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. He holds master degrees in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Lund University, Sweden.

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