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Ole Asbjørn Ness And Vidar Brein-Karlsen Join BOLDT As Partners In Oslo

Expansion of Oslo team comes on the heels of recent hires in Brussels and Zürich

OSLO BOLDT, the pan-European business strategy and communications consultancy, today announced the appointment of Ole Asbjørn Ness and Vidar Brein-Karlsen as Partners in BOLDT’s Oslo office. This expansion is a result of growing client demand in Oslo and across the company for senior level counsel, and comes on the heels of recent hires in Brussels and Zürich. In addition to working with existing clients, they will be driving new business in Norway and across BOLDT’s markets.

Prior to joining BOLDT, Ole owned his own successful communications company in Norway. He has a diverse and expansive professional background, having previously worked as a senior adviser at Geelmuyden Kiese for several years and working for seven years as a feature journalist in The Norwegian Financial daily. He has also published three novels.

Vidar joins BOLDT after serving for three years as Head of Public Affairs and Communication in Huawei Technologies for Norway. Vidar also spent ten years working in national politics in Norway, including nearly five years as state secretary in the Ministry of Justice And Public Security. He also served as a political adviser for the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Justice in the Norwegian Parliament for four years.


Key quotes: 

Morten Petterson, BOLDT Founding Partner: “I could not be prouder to welcome Ole and Vidar to BOLDT. They are two fantastic talents and I am confident that our current and future clients will greatly benefit from their diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Oslo office has seen explosive growth over the past several years and I look forward to continuing our expansion in Norway and throughout the Nordics in the coming years.”  

Ole Asbjørn Ness, BOLDT Partner: “I have known Morten for many years and have eagerly witnessed the incredible growth of the company. I am glad to be joining such a seasoned and experienced team and look forward to working with the entire BOLDT group to help continue to grow the business in Norway and across Europe.  Communications needs strategy, and strategy needs communication, and BOLDT’s  unique perspective is a true differentiator.”

Vidar Brein-Karlsen, BOLDT Partner: “When I was first approached to join BOLDT, I was immediately taken by the firm’s unique approach helping transform companies and organisations. The company has an exciting roster of clients and I look forward to immediately beginning helping them navigate the issues they face.”


BOLDT is a senior-led consultancy focused on delivering business strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement to transform organisations and performance. BOLDT has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, London, Oslo and Zurich. ​BOLDT has a network of international partners which enables us to give clients support across Europe and around the world. Please visit to learn more.

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