Bente E. Engesland is the CEO of Burson-Marsteller Norway. She joined Burson-Marsteller in May of 2018, from her role as Head of Communications for the international energy company Statkraft, the largest producer of renewable energy in Europe. Over the past ten years, Bente has served as CEO, board member and chairman of the board of several companies operating at the cross-point of media, business, politics and public affairs, both nationally and globally. Bente has worked extensively with leading digital strategy and new media platform development. She has years of firsthand experience with issues management and handling acute and ongoing crises. Her areas of expertise include energy and climate, globalization, anti-corruption, sustainability and digitalization. Earlier in her career, Bente worked as head of news, anchor and political expert for the largest Norwegian television news network, and she has editorial experience from a national leading newspaper and a women’s magazine. Her educational background includes a degree in Political Science with a focus on energy policy and an Executive Master of Management.