Tone Grindland is recently appointed as regional director of the Norwegian Confederation of Enterprises. Over the last decade, she has been a driving force for economic development in the Stavanger region. She has held leading positions with the city of Stavanger, Greater Stavanger Economic Development and the Stavanger European Office, previously working with the Red Cross. Grindland is a political scientist with international university education from five countries. She is frequently used as a speaker and moderator, and has a particular interest related to new business models, innovation and internationalization.