A digital and sustainable knowledge based society

Abelia is the business association of Norwegian knowledge and technology based enterprises.

Abelia is a trade and employers association associated with Norways largest employers' organisation; the NHO (The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise). Abelia is a non-profit, non-party political organisation funded by the membership fee paid by the member companies.

Abelia is dedicated to improving the business environment for its member companies in the knowledge- and technology based sector, and to promoting the industry's contribution to economic growth and social progress. By influencing policy, Abelia improves business opportunities for members and supports initiatives that stimulate demand for members' products and services.


Abelia represents more than 2600 member companies within:

  • IT
  • Telecommunications
  • R&D
  • Education
  • Consultancy

Membership provides companies with opportunities like:

Influencing government and other decision makers on important policy issues
Meetings, conferences and workshops with the other companies within Abelia as well as 20.000 other NHO- member companies.

Access to news and research on trends within the industry, public policy issues and Abelias different activities.
Free legal advice on labour legislation, HSE, employment contracts, wage determination, human resources strategies.

Board of Directors and Management


Christian Pedersen,  TietoEVRY

Vice Chairman:

Ingrid Stenstadvold Ross, Kreftforeningen 

Board members:

Lars Erik Torjussen, Noroff

Iselin Marstrander, Nordlandsforskning

Stein-Erik Vellan, Telia Norge
Vincent Fleischer, SINTEF
Tommy Bjørnsen, DNV 
Ragnhild Mathisen, Telenor
Anne Cathrin Østebø,  Validé

Jens Petter Reinertsen, Skarpe (alternate)


Managing Director (CEO) Øystein Eriksen Søreide: oystein.soreide@abelia.no


You can contact Abelia by e-mail at: post@abelia.no


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