Merete works as a partner in the Nordic transaction market. She has 20 years’ experience in transactions and covers a broad range of transaction-related services, including due diligence, valuation, modelling, restructuring and stock market listing. Her customer portfolio is characterised by a predominance of family-owned companies and international Private Equity companies (PE companies).
She works across several sectors, but her primary focus is on the industries based on the west coast of Norway, which includes the aquaculture, shipping, marine and maritime industries. Merete is a part of EYs global aquaculture team, and a key part of the work is the annual EY publication, “The Norwegian Aquaculture Analysis.”
Merete holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from NHH - Norwegian School of Economics, with the Norwegian title of Siviløkonom. She also holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. Merete was also an exchange student at ESSEC Business School in Paris for one semester.
Building a better working world – how Merete makes a difference
Everyone can play a part in helping to “build a better working world.” This may be small everyday things such as being involved in making customers and colleagues workdays more fulfilling and fun. It can also be things like contributing to long-term changes over time, which help to increase diversity. My involvement in EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year, and as a contributor and mentor in a mentoring programme for talented women adds a bit of spice to my workday.
By being actively involved in a number of specific initiatives to achieve a better gender balance in our industry, I hope to be able to make a difference.