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Berit Svendsen

Vipps
EVP International Business
Berit started as a scientist at the research institute of Televerket (later Telenor) in 1988 and has until recently worked at Telenor. She had several roles in the company, EVP and CEO for Telenor Norway and from March 2017 to September 2018 she was responsible for all Telenor's activities in Scandinavia. Berit is engaged in several areas of Norwegian business and industry through the role as a board member of DNB, the largest bank in Norway. She has the heart of a true tech enthusiast and curious about innovation and development. In 2016, Berit was named one of Europe’s fifty most inspiring women in the technology world by Inspiring Fifty. In 2017 and 2018 she was named the most powerful woman in Norwegian business by Kapital, the largest business magazine in Norway. Berit started in Vipps in November 2018 to lead the international expansion of Vipps and has already created headlines in international media through the initiative on creating international interoperability between mobile wallets. Based on the local successes of the mobile wallet and electronic ID's, her focus today is how other countries can achieve similar successes in collaboration with Vipps, to create more digitized and cashless societies worldwide.
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