by Valerie von Eberhardt on 19th April 2012 • Press releases
Oslo, 19 April 2012 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Morten Pettersen is taking over as CEO of its Norwegian operations. Pettersen is currently deputy CEO at Burson-Marsteller Norway and succeeds Sigurd Grytten who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after ten years with the company, the last three as CEO.
“I look forward to leading an organisation that impresses me daily, delivers outstanding work and has a unique position as the Evidence-Based communications agency. We performed well in 2011 and are well positioned for continued growth and profitability”, said Morten Pettersen.
“I have had ten very meaningful and exciting years at Burson-Marsteller. I felt that now was the right time to look for new opportunities and to make room for others,” said Sigurd Grytten.
Burson-Marsteller Norway was recently awarded the contract for the anti-tobacco campaign by the Norwegian Health Directorate. The office has two gold nominations in the industry leading SABRE Awards by the Holmes Report.
“Burson-Marsteller Norway is one of our strongest offices in EMEA with a solid position in the Norwegian market,” said Jeremy Galbraith, CEO of Burson-Marsteller EMEA. “Morten Pettersen was the natural choice to take over as CEO. He has quickly built up a strong client portfolio and has a proven record as a business leader. I am confident that Burson-Marsteller in Norway will continue to grow and play a leading role in the Norwegian PR and communications industry.”
“I would also like to thank Sigurd for everything he has done for Burson-Marsteller and hope we will have the chance to work together again in the future”, he continued.
Contact Morten Pettersen Phone: +47 23 16 45 00 Email: email@example.com
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