Abelia is dedicated to improving the business environment for its member companies in the knowledge- and technology based sector, and to promoting the industry’s contribution to economic growth and social progress. By influencing policy, Abelia improves business opportunities for members and supports initiatives that stimulate demand for members' products and services.


Abelia represents more than 1700 member companies within:

  • IT
  • Telecommunications
  • R&D
  • Education
  • Consultancy

Membership provides companies with opportunities like:

  • Influencing government and other decision makers on important policy issues
  • Meetings, conferences and workshops with the other companies within Abelia as well as 20.000 other NHO- member companies.
  • Access to news and research on trends within the industry, public policy issues and Abelias different activities.
  • Free legal advice on labour legislation, HSE, employment contracts, wage determination, human resources strategies.

Board of Directors and Management

Ragnar Kårhus, Telenor

Vice Chairman:
Hege Skryseth, Kongsberg Gruppen

Marianne Danielsen, Engasjert byrå
Per Høiby, Firsthouse AS
Janne Log, EVRY
Lars Almklov, DNVGL
Svein Anders Dahl, VilVite i Bergen
Wenche Nilsen, Handelshøyskolen BI
Eva Dugstad, Institutt for energiteknikk

Managing Director (CEO) Håkon Haugli, hakon.haugli@abelia.no


You can contact Abelia by e-mail at: post@abelia.no