Let us turn to you, Per: What was your path into the financial industry?
I am a humanist, so it is a combination of coincidences that has led me to work at a bank.
At the age of 16, I wanted to be an aircraft mechanic, so I left home as the training took place in another town. After two years, I realised that it was not for me; I changed direction into first International Politics and subsequently ended up studying History at the University of Copenhagen.
Before graduating, I got a full-time job offer from a Headhunter company that I could not resist. After a year, the financial crisis hit us and the demand for headhunters disappeared .
Several jobs later, I work as a Technical Support at Nokia and I am tipped about a job opening here at the bank thanks to my new network of Norwegian colleagues, and I get the job.
My career path here at BNP Paribas Personal Finance has also been diversified. I have contributed to building the Norwegian Team, I have worked as a Team Leader, Project Manager, and today I work as Partner Projects and Platform Manager.