VFF changes chief executive

VFF, the Norwegian Fund And Asset Mangagement Association has appointed Bernt Zakariassen as its new chief executive, replacing Lasse Ruud, who held the position for the past 19 years.

Zakariassen has been a director in the organisation since 1998. The Association’s chairman Egil Sjursen remains. He said that the appointment was intended to underline the commitment to an ongoing competent and stable leadership of the Association in the best interests of the Norwegian fund industry.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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