About NHO

A brief guide for foreign companies and managers in Norway.

Director general of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Kristin Skogen Lund.

Published 07.10.13

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (in Norwegian Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon; NHO) is Norway’s major organisation for employers and the leading business lobby. Our current membership of 24 000 + companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in most sectors.

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise – NHO - is the leading voice of business and industry in Norway. Having expert knowledge and an extensive business network, the NHO plays an important and constructive role in the Norwegian society.

Our main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development.

The confederation is made up of 19 sectoral federations and 15 regional offices.

While the NHO has a cross sectoral responsibility for members’ interests, the sectoral federations covers industry-related interests.The regional offices offer a local point of contact between NHO, companies and authorities.