CO-DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE ADVOCACY IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Rolf Olsen is the CEO of LEIDAR and a seasoned executive trainer and global communications strategist. Over the last 10 years, he has worked primarily on long-term communications consulting engagements with clients such as Siemens, Nestle, Statoil, Telenor, Yara, Honeywell and MasterCard.
During his more than 30-year career, Rolf has been part of the global management team at both leading agencies and Fortune 50 corporations—roles which have provided him with unique senior international experience in communications management, executive coaching and crisis management. Before launching LEIDAR, he was CEO, Continental Europe for Weber Shandwick, the world’s leading public relations company, where he led a team of 1,000+ professionals and managed subsidiaries in Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to that, Rolf was vice president of corporate marketing, communications and public affairs for Motorola, with responsibility for EMEA. Before joining Motorola, he spent 13 years at Digital Equipment Corporation where he managed all aspects of communications at local, regional and global levels. He developed broad-level senior management experience early on as member of the European Management Boards both at Digital and Motorola.
Rolf enjoys working with C-level executives and serving as a trusted partner to Chief Communications Officers at large corporations. Today he also lectures regularly as part of various executive programmes at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and he sits on the Advisory Committee at the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute at EPFL in Lausanne.