New Head of Innovation Norway in India to begin tenure in January

Cristian Valdes Carter takes over as head of Innovation Norway's operations in India from January 2021.

Cristian comes from the role as CEO of CCB Subsea in Bergen. He has experience from both real estate and the oil and gas sector, and also holds a number of board positions, including in Vest Næringsråd, Kirkenes Maritime Park and Fløibanen.

Cristian is a lawyer educated from the University of Bergen. He has completed the Solstrand program for Young Leaders at AFF, and holds a master's degree in transition and innovation management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). 

"I am looking forward to taking on these exciting tasks and becoming part of the competence environment in Innovation Norway. Together with the teams in Norway and India, I will contribute to business development for Norwegian business and at the same time be a good ambassador for Norway", he says. 

"Cristian is a committed leader, and brings his international mindset and strong network in Norway to India. He will no doubt strengthen the team in Asia", says Ole Henæs, Regional Manager Asia. "I am very pleased that Cristian is now joining us." 

Cristian was born in 1981, is married and has four children.  

Cristian will start the position on 1 January, and brings with him a vast and strong network of Norwegian businesses. We look forward to welcoming him!