Håkon Haugli (50) is the CEO of Innovation Norway, the government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. Prior to joining Innovation Norway in 2019, he was the Managing Director of Abelia, the business association of Norwegian knowledge and technology-based enterprises, a part of the Norwegian Confederation of Enterprise (NHO). From 2009 to 2013 he was a Member of Parliament, representing the Labour Party and the Oslo district. His prior work experience includes Gjensidige (insurance), McKinsey & Co and ISCO Group (consulting). He has held a number of Board positions and has a law degree from the University of Oslo.