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Øyvind Naess

Øyvind Naess

Chief of Staff, Verdens Gang AS

Øyvind Naess (55) is educated from the Norwegian University of Journalism. He has joined several management programs; e.g. The Scandinavian Newspaper Management Program and Schibsted Top Management Program.

As the Chief of Staff in VG, Naess is Advisor for the Publisher and coordinates the work in both the top-management group and in the editors group. Naess has been a member of the top management group during the transformation of VG into a digital media house.

Naess joined VG in august1988 and has held various positions, including: Reporter (1988-1991), Managing Editor (1991-1993), Head of political department (1993-1995), Personnel director (1995-2005), Director of HR & Communications (2005-2011), Chief of Staff (2011-). Previous to VG, Naess worked as a journalist in different Norwegian newspapers.

Verdens Gang is read by 2, 4 million readers every day, on mobile, desktop, tablet, and printed paper. VGs online website www.vg.no, are Norway’s most read news site.

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