Meet Ketil Brydøy

Role: Regional Director, Europe, Wilhelmsen Ships Service. Located in Oslo, Norway
Published: (Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA)
Ketil

Starting point: In 2006 I joined the group as Manager of Strategic Planning and Finance at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL). After that my moves included heading to Japan as the Chief of Staff Region Asia, and then as Chief of Staff Region Europe in 2011.

The previous role: As the Chief of Staff in Europe, I was based in Stockholm and my responsibility extended across finance, accounting HR and IT for Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. It gave me the opportunity to work internationally with a very professional, motivated team.

Why change? We’d lived outside Norway for more than three years and my wife and I wanted to give our son a base for his education. I accepted the position of Regional Director Europe, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, which not only allowed me to keep managing internationally but it also gave me full profit and loss responsibility.

Did you get support? My former manager was very supportive in the process, even though we were embarking on a major organisational change. In return, I did my utmost to deliver on my objectives before I left. For my new position, I was very impressed by the interview process – it meant that my current manager started with a good understanding of me and my skills, and I clearly understood what was expected from me.

The next move? I want to continue managing internationally within the group. My wife and I think that we might want our children to live outside Norway once they’re a little older. It will be a good learning experience for them and an experience for our family. Until then, I’m very happy in Oslo.

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