Kjell Roland – Lab Principal

Managing Director of Norfund


Mr. Kjell Roland, M.Sc. (Econ.), serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Norfund. Mr. Roland spent six years of doing economic research with the Government. He served as the Partner and Chief Executive officer of ECON Management AS and ECON Analysis. He founded ECON in 1986, and served as its Senior Partner or Chief Executive Officer over two decades. As a consultant, his work was much focused on the power sector, in particular development of the liberalized and competitive Nordic market through the 90s. He has substantial experience as an Adviser to the Nordic government on energy and environment, and also served as an Adviser to a number of developing countries, and multilateral development institutions. He also spent one year as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He has been Deputy Chairman of Nordic Mining ASA since June 2013. Mr. Roland serves as the Chairman of Agua Imara AS. He served as a Director at Norwegian Microfinance Initiative. He served as a Director of Statkraft Norfund Power Invest AS. He graduated from the University of Oslo with a degree in Economics. Mr. Roland holds an M.S. in Economics from the University of Oslo and a founding degree in Philosophy from the University of Tromsø.