Stig Dahlgaard Berntzen
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Stig Dahlgaard Berntzen

Managing Director Norway, SCP & Member of Board & CEO Services, EMEA

Stig Dahlgaard Berntzen is Managing Director Norway and Senior Client Partner based in the firm’s Oslo office where he conducts top-level executive search and assessment assignments for Norwegian and international clients across industries with an emphasis within industry & natural resources, shipping, retail, real-estate and financial services/private equity.

Prior to Korn Ferry Mr. Berntzen was Managing Director & Partner for another global executive search firm where he was responsible for the Norwegian market. He has led and executed Board and C-level searches and assessments for some of the largest and most prominent companies in Norway and the Nordics. Mr. Berntzen has also served as a trusted advisor to listed companies, private owners, Chairmen and CEOs on leadership development and critical top executive recruitments.

Mr. Berntzen has conducted several searches for non-executive board members for a range of Norwegian industrial companies.

Earlier in his career Mr. Berntzen was with the Norwegian Trade Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently as Commercial Counselor and Head of the Copenhagen office, previously, Stig was Commercial Attaché for Norway in Germany and Belgium. Earlier, Mr. Berntzen spent two years with IBM Nordic.

Mr. Berntzen received his B.Sc. in business administration and economics at Copenhagen Business School and his M.Sc. in European Business Administration and Business law from Lund University. He is fluent in Norwegian, Danish, English and German.