"I'm a firm believer in working together with managements, and making things happen in the early stages of a company's lifecycle", says Bjørn Stray.
Bjørn joined Northzone in 1996, this making him the third man on board, and has been instrumental in fund raising and the build up of Northzone.
Described by many as "the ultimate analyst", Bjørn earned his laurels with ABG Sundal Collier & Co - one of the leading independent Nordic Investment Banks - and as a consultant with McKinsey & Co as well as Accenture.
Bjørn picked up tennis as a favourite sport a few years ago, and is also an eager cyclist and skier. He believes himself to be in better physical shape now than 20 years ago.
Bjørn holds a M.Sc. in Business Adm./M.Sc. Economics from NHH in Bergen, Norway (1989).
Bjørn serves as a Board Member of BraveNewTalent, Chairman of the Board of Imbera and as Director in Supponor. He has previously served as Chairman of Stepstone, Intility and NextGenTel, and as Director of MCP.