About NHO

Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Ole Erik Almlid.

Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Ole Erik Almlid.

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) is Norway’s largest organisation for employers and the leading business lobbyist. Here's a brief guide for foreign companies and managers in Norway.

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) [in Norwegian Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon] is Norway’s largest organisation for employers and the leading business lobbyist. Our current membership of 30.000+ (april 2022) companies ranges from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in most sectors.

The 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 Norwegian society.

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

The NHO is made up of 17 Sectoral Federations and 10 Regional Offices.

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

NHO also has an office in Brussels. NHO Brussels provides colleagues in NHO with information on EU / EEA matters, and work to safeguard our members' interests in the most important international market for Norwegian business. NHO is the Norwegian member of BusinessEurope. The Director of the NHO Brussels office is Anne Margrethe Lund

Leadership Team

Director General: Ole Erik Almlid
Deputy Director General/ Director Politics; Anniken Hauglie
Director of Corporate affairs, communication and regions: Christian Chramer
Director of Strategy, Members and Organization Kristian Enger
Chief Economist: Øystein Dørum
Director Labour Relations: Nina Melsom

By-laws of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise - updated June 2020