Christian H. Thommessen
Christian H. Thommessen is the chairman of the board of responsAbility, which deploys USD 1.2bn a year in nearly 500 transactions for its investors. Since the company’s founding, responsAbility-managed investment vehicles have invested more than USD 7bn in development investments. Thommessen's development investement approach was the subject of a long feature last year in Aftenpostens A-magasinet (Norwegian).
Thommessen is a former consultant at McKinsey. He was the Chairman and Managing Director of Norsk Hydro Notodden, IBM Norway and IBM Europe Internet Division. He is chairman of the boards of several listed companies, including Opera Software, and holds various board positions representing the Norwegian government and the EU. He was the founding Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Private Sector Divisio and was Chairman of Save the Children Norway.
He is also the Chairman of Hovedstaden Utvikling, Østre Aker Vei Holding and the Prospera Foundation; and member of the Boards of Directors of CARN Capital and SETI.