Founder & Chair
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Elin Hurvenes founded the Professional Boards Forum in 2003 when the Norwegian government introduced legislation to increase the Number of women Non-Executive directors on corporate boards from 6% to 40%.
Chairmen and investors were outraged by the legislation, claiming they did not know where or how to find qualified women. Elin´s response was to bring together Chairmen and experienced business-women at her innovative and challenging Professional Boards Forum events.
Following the success in Norway the PBF now operates in the UK, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Elin is a London Business School MBA.
Helen has 7 years’ experience of demanding office management roles for blue-chip investment banks and 14 years´ experience running her own company providing office management to smaller companies.
After graduating with a BA Honours degree in
German and French, she lived in London and worked on the trading floor
of Merrill Lynch. She also worked for Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt and
Dresdner Kleinwort Capital in London.
P: Tel + 31 6 55830510
Esther Mollema is Dutch Director for the Professional Boards Forum.
Esther is also Founder and Director of Direction Europe focusing on female leadership and team development, General Director of the Center for Organizational Performance.
She is the author of the Dutch management book classic “50% More Talent” and a sought-after speaker and program leader in the area of diversity, female leadership, gender awareness, change management and high performance in global organisations.
Prior to joining McKinsey Kristin worked in the travel & tourism industries and spent several years with top level international hotels in China, the UK and Norway
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