Administrative Staff

Vigdis Anita Gåskjenn

Administration and Finance Director

CFO specialising in organizational-development, finance and innovation, politics and aid management

Gåskjenn has been the head of finance for several businesses and organizations, and has been at CMI since 2007, only interrupted in 2017 when she served as the commissioner/deputy mayor for health and care in Bergen (representing the Christian Democrats).  At CMI she is heading the administration and finance department and is managing the joint initiative Bergen Global CMI/UiB.

In February she finished her Masters degree in Innovation and Change Management at NTNU, with theses focusing on possibilities and constraints for innovation due to development of frameworks for the Institute-sector in Norway and the massive competence shift for admin staff. She also holds a Master of Science ("siviløkonom") from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen (NHH) and Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales in Paris (ESSEC). For more than 6 years Gåskjenn worked for the Norwegian Customs, Western Norway, where she devoloped and coordinated a strategic intelligence unit in charge of analysis and risk assessments.