Bjørn Z. Ekelund

One of the most renowned and established experts in Norway within the fields of collaboration, team development, communication in team and management across functional roles and cultural diversities.

In more than 30 years Bjørn has been leading management consultancies and as an external consultant he has delivered more than 1000 consultants engagement in more than 20 countries.

- creator of the Diversity Icebreaker® – single most popular Norwegian training and development concept and the first one to gain global outreach and significance with more than 350 000 respondents in more than 75 countries.
- awarded the “Consultant of the Year 2008” prize for the Diversity Icebreaker international breakthrough.

- based on this practice he has developed a number of other validated team tools used by organisations and external consultants alike.
- Has published 6 books and published over 30 scientific articles. The latest book: "Unleashing the Power of Diversity - How to Open Minds for Good" is published on Routledge Publishing - one of the top 10 HR books of 2019 according to acclaimed US HR company, BambooHR.

- known internationally within his field for his high professional competence grounded in academic knowledge.

- cooperated with many of the world’s best ranked educational institutions and many international companies.
- involved in building conflict management competence in the Middle East (project partially funded by the Norwegian Research Council).

- has trained more than 1000 consultants in the use of international psychological assessment tools.

- inspiring lecturer and facilitator, generous in sharing his expertise.

- inspiring and credible speaker on leadership, personal development and team.

- an expert on Scandinavian culture in the global organisational context.

Bjørns CV


Mobile phone (+ 47) 908 75 547