Ellen Furru

Chief Operations Officer

As COO, Ellen is responsible for initiatives driving operational excellence. With her extensive experience from different parts of the Visma Group, Ellen is building a scalable group structure to support companies across Visma to improve their profitability and ensure continued growth.

Ellen joined Visma in 2000 through an acquisition and worked in sales, support, and R&D for more than ten years. She then left Visma for six years for a role in the finance industry that provided her with valuable commercial and executive HR experience. Re-joining Visma in 2017, Ellen was Director of Business Operations in the Enterprise Division, with more than 3,800 employees in 16 countries and an annual revenue of NOK 5 billion. Her responsibilities included business development, mergers and acquisitions, integration projects, and compliance. Since then, Ellen has worked with our international expansion in several roles in Group management. 

Ellen’s broad experience has given her the ability to work strategically to drive Group development, as well as lead more hands-on operational projects for specific parts of the business. She’s passionate about building a thriving commercial culture based on Visma’s values, with a strong focus on competence building, transparency/trust and sharing. She also values a mindset of continuous learning in a world of constant change, believing that engaged employees drive engaged customers and growth.

Short facts:

Ellen holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Economics from Handelshøyskolen BI in Norway. During her studies, she also completed an Erasmus exchange programme at the University of Limburg in Maastricht, Netherlands.

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