We are a small, highly specialized team, with substantial competence and capacity. We are also connected to a professional network of specialists and selected strategic partners in related fields, nationally and internationally – and are able to draw upon these at request.


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Caroline Knudsen 

+47 909 49 308
Caroline on LinkedIn

Caroline Knudsen has close to two decades of leadership development and consulting experience throughout the world, and is currently based in Oslo, serving national and international technology and telco clients. In recent years, she has focused particularly on assisting clients undergoing major transformations brought on by globalisation and digitalisation – selecting and developing the optimal executives and talents.

Prior to moving to Oslo, Caroline spent five years as a Senior Associate with another leading executive search firm as part of their European Life Sciences Practice in London, UK. In addition to working with large, multinational pharmaceutical clients, she also concentrated on supporting emerging biotechnology companies- and investors.

She has worked closely with owners, both industrial and private, being responsible for executive-, talent and organisational development in portfolio companies, ranging from oil services to energy. She has designed executive training programs, worked in CxO-team efficiency processes and been in charge of executive pipeline management and selection.

Caroline is currently Chair of the LSE Alumni Norway Association, vice chair of the board of WWF Norway, as well as a member of the DNV GL Committee for Psychometric Tests. She holds a MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, 1997), and has also studied at the Université de Bordeaux, France and The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway. She founded AUDEO in 2005.

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Fredrik S. Bendiksen,
Affiliated partner

+47 901 29 990
Fredrik on LinkedIn

Fredrik Bendiksen built his international leadership and executive career on the backbone of sports medicine, starting a long tour in the pharmaceutical industry in Pfizer. He is currently based in Norway, supporting national and international clients on leadership challenges.

Having moved first to Germany and then Switzerland for Nycomed Research and Development - he returned to his native Norway and became affiliated with  AUDEO in December 2011 having most recently held the position of Senior Vice President Research & Development in Zurich, Switzerland.

As a much sought after sports physician, he was Chief Medical Officer at the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 and has been the team physician for the Norwegian national women's cross-skiing team.

Fredrik obtained his medical degree, cand. med., from University of Oslo, Norway in 1982, has diplomas in sports medicine from IOC and has also studied at leadership and change management at Harvard Business School and INSEAD

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Håkon Haugli, 
board member

+47 905 31 025
Håkon on LinkedIn

Håkon Haugli has throughout his entire leadership career combined private and public roles. Haugli completed his four-year period as a Member of Parliament (MP)/Stortingsrepresentant in the autumn of 2013, having been both a member of the Norwegian Parliament's delegation to The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the United Nations General Assembly.

Prior to this, he held several executive positions at Gjensidige Forsikring, having spent the five previous years as Manager of Professional Development at McKinsey & Company, working with a strong international focus. Since 2014 he is Managing Director of Abelia as well as being a member of The Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee.

Håkon holds a cand. jur. LLM/Master of Law equivalent and a cand. mag. from University of Oslo, Norway and graduated in 1997.

Håkon has been a trusted advisor to and on AUDEO's board since 2013