Experienced. Bente Bratland Holm (45) has been appointed new CEO of Visit Oslo and succeeds Tor Sannerud on August 19, 2013. Bente has extensive experience in various management positions in the Norwegian tourism industry, including Marketing Director of the Norwegian Tourist Board, CEO of Top International Hotels Scandinavia, Marketing Director at Best Western, as well as several assignments related to leadership development and change. Bente is currently the director of Norway Convention Bureau which she has headed since 2003. In this position, Bente built up a company with the responsibility to promote Norway as the host nation for international conventions, meetings and events. The company has under Bente's leadership established a strong national and international standing. Visit Oslo was the initiator of establishing the company.
“The capital has, with the appointment of Bente, got a very competent successor toTor
Sannerud in the important effort to bring more visitors to Oslo” says Tarje Hellebust, chairman of Visit Oslo who is also president of Oslo’s largest hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Oslo Plaza. Tor Sannerud resigns after having done a solid job for 22 years in building up Norway’s leading destination company.