My name is Anders Alknes and I’m 25 years old. I’m originally from Bærum (Akershus) but I live in Oslo now. When I was 19 years old I left Norway and I studied and played basketball in USA for 6 years. During those six years I spent one year at a prep school and five years was spent getting my bachelors and masters degree. I studied two years at St John Fisher College and the reminding years at New England College (NH). I received a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in History. I took a masters degree in Marketing and Strategic Leadership. I enjoyed living in the US but I’m really happy to be living in Norway once again.
Right now I’m working on a project in Visma Contracting, Visma Contracting is under the Visma Software division. Visma Contracting delivers economic software to the handicraft and the contracting industry. Visma Contracting have over 900 customers and 3211 users.
My current project involve looking at a pricing model and how that could be developed. It’s been a very interesting project so far and I learn something everyday. It’s also very interesting working for inspiring leaders!
The reason that I chose Visma was because of the opportunity of working in one of Scandinavia’s fastest growing companies. Visma are expanding rapidly and this was something that I wanted to be a part of. I wanted the responsibility that you get as a Visma Trainee!
One of my personal passions are social media. I like to read articles about social media and I also did my master thesis on social media. So far I’ve shared some of my findings from this study and I will continue to do so on this blog!
Anders H. Alknes