Consultant, managing director of World Expression Forum AS, chair of the Freedom to Publish Committee in the International Publishers Association and chair of Norges Televisjon.
Forty-five years of experience in Publishing, some previous positions: CEO of The Norwegian Publishers Association (2011 – 2020), CEO the Norwegian Book Clubs (1991-2010). Chairman of Kunnskapsforlaget Publishing house (2000 – 2008). Managing director Kunnskapsforlaget Publishing house (2008- 2010). He has also been president of the Bjørnson Academy (Norwegian Academy for Literature and Freedom of Expression), chair of the Norwegian Film Fund (2001 – 2007), chair of the Norwegian Film Institute (2008- 2012) and board member of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) (2018 -2020).
Anja Mánou Hellem
Anja has her background in the Norwegian TV- and film industry, with documentaries and fiction for the younger audience and teens. In addition to being a filmmaker, Anja works as a project manager and advisor for young filmmakers at Østnorsk Filmsenter and has also been a commissioner at the film commission of Innlandet.
In addition to leading the production of World Expression Forum, she is head of the Pegasus and KOMMA-programmes at the Norwegian Festival of Literature. Has a Master’s Degree in Cultural studies, and more than 12 years of experience from festivals and events such as Kongsberg Jazz festival, Dølajazz and Youth Olympic Games.
Vivian works as a freelance producer and has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public field of arts and culture. She is also the project manager and owner of Kulturhjerte, an artistic organization located in Lillehammer that produces stage performances with children and young people from all over the world.