DIG Fellow 2021: Idar Kreutzer
DIG Fellowship is an honorary position at the research center Digital Innovation for Sustainable Growth at Norwegian School of Economics. The fellowship was announced as part of The HUB Summit 2021 on November 4.
A DIG Fellow is a person who has created a footprint in business or society. The fellowship is awarded to a person who is visible in the public debate and who has made a long-term difference in areas related to DIG’s research agenda.
This year’s DIG fellow is Idar Kreutzer. Kreutzer is an NHH alumn and CEO of Finans Norge. Throughout the years he has contributed to NHHs strategy and been a member of NHHs advisory board. Kreutzer has shown a long and substantial commitment to sustainable growth, and has led several important expert groups on the topic:
- “Access to venture capital in the Nordic region”, commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers,
- "Roadmap for green competitiveness” on behalf of the Minister of Climate and the Environment.
- “Expert Committee for Green Competitiveness”, on behalf of the Government.
Director of DIG, professor Tor W. Andreassen is full of praise for this year’s fellowship recipient.
‘Kreutzer has personally and professionally documented a strong interest in sustainability and has raised his voice in the public debate. To advance his understanding and to make an impact, Kreutzer in 2001 became a council member of WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) and co-chair for the report Vision 2050. This proves beyond doubt his sincerity on the issue. As such he is an exemplar DIG Fellow’, says Andreassen.