DEFINING THE NEW NORMAL
Lene Aspen Nilsen - New Normal Group Partner & CFO, Chairman & Advisor for Origami Paperworks
I always knew I wanted to help people. Even from a young age, I saw myself in some sort of teacher-type role. I figured if I could make someone else’s life just a little bit better by helping them develop and grow, that I would be doing my part in building a better world. Fast forward to today, and although I didn’t end up a teacher, putting people first is still the most important part of my life. This is true whether they are clients, coworkers, or community members.
Jørgen Aas - Managing Director for Splæsh
Despite what my title says, I identify as a filmmaker. It is what has come to shape me. Define me. Challenge how I view the world. This wasn’t the case only in young adulthood, when I was training to be a professional in classical piano. Although my fingers touched keys and not cameras, this part of my life shaped my journey into film and undoubtedly impacted my filmmaking abilities.
Stefanos Lalic - Software Developer for Snowball Digital
The world of fantasy has always attracted me. Looking back on my past, I guess the fascination was curated during childhood. At that time, my family was always moving somewhere new. We started in Greece, then paced around Bosnia for some years until I finished high school. I even tried out Serbia during my undergrad. And there was one thing I could count on through it all: my video games and the connection they gave me to an endless number of fantasy worlds.
Fabien Ignaccolo - Chief Executive Officer for Okay
Although born and raised in France, I feel much more like a citizen of the world. I received my education in France and England. I have worked for French, German, Norwegian, British, and American companies, I have a half-English wife, with a father-in-law living in Norway, and my own family originating in Italy! Multiculturalism has been a part of my life since day one, whether it be the co-existence of diverse racial, religious and cultural groups or how it manifests into behaviors, assumptions, values, patterns of thinking, and communication styles. I cannot imagine where, or who, I would be today without such an international perspective.
Djordje Dragojlovic - Developer for Snowball Digital
I don’t think enough people dare to be different. So when I was growing up in Serbia, instead of wanting to fit in, I did all I could to dance to the beat of my own drum. While the other kids were out playing soccer or partying, I was off trying motocross, rollerblading, and even breakdancing. It was never to be the best or to show off; I guess I just wanted to experience life in a different, more unique way. Without a doubt, this mindset has followed me into adulthood.