Get to know our volunteers!

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We are always looking for engaged and competent NBAS volunteers! Whether you are based in Norway or in Singapore, get in touch with us at to discuss how you can assist the community.

Volunteers are a valuable asset to the operation and activities of NBAS

NBAS is committed to being a platform for knowledge-sharing and cooperation for the Norwegian business community in Singapore and the region. We have steadily grown our member base and activities over the years, and have more recently undergone a digital shift. Most of the work by NBAS is done on a voluntary basis, including the operations of our board. Our volunteers have played a crucial role in our expansion, assisting with everything from article writing, to event planning and mapping potential member companies. NBAS offers a high-paced environment with learning opportunities at every corner.

Learn more about our current and former volunteers, and their experience with NBAS!

“The best part about volunteering with NBAS is the networking opportunities – particularly since the pandemic hit!”

Ingrid Solberg (24)

Ingrid has been in Singapore for almost four years and volunteered for NBAS in nearly two years. She came here to complete her studies in International Marketing at Nanyang Technological University and has stayed ever since.

Ingrid has been writing and editing the majority of our member focus articles. She says that the best part about volunteering with NBAS has been the networking opportunities. Especially since the pandemic, larger physical social events have been difficult to arrange, but NBAS found new ways to meet up physically in the form of business lunches and the Young Professionals network.She says that there is particularly one thing she has learnt that she will benefit from later in life. It is to take every opportunity that comes her way, and most importantly, have fun with it!

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Ingrid is currently interning as marketing assistant for Orkla Asia Pacific.

“Understanding the opportunities available in Singapore has already made me start two side projects which are aimed at utilizing those advantages!”

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Alexander Solhus (26)

Alexander went to Singapore to do a one year full-time MBA with a focus on sustainability.He has mostly written articles for the “spotlight” series. It is a series meant to give insights into the advantages and possibilities Singapore. For Alexander, doing the research for the articles and putting it together was the best part.During his time in Singapore, Alexander has learnt more about SEA and how important it is to Norway. The Singapore “colony” is much bigger than people at home think, and it´s effect on Norwegian commercial interests is even greater. Understanding the opportunities available in Singapore has already made me start two side projects which are aimed at utilizing those advantages. Another advantage of being an NBAS volunteer is the access to a big – but close – knit network, that is the Norwegian colony in Singapore.

Alexander returned to Norway last year and is currently working for a law firm.

“I have enjoyed meeting a network of interesting people and learning more about Norwegian businesses in Singapore”

Christer Halsøy Normann (30)

Christer has been in Singapore since September 2020. He is currently volunteering for NBAS and doing private tutoring for the Norwegian School, “Norskskolen”

He has been involved with a number of tasks as NBAS volunteer. He has written articles for the website, including member focus articles. Moreover, he has been working on a project to establish a complete overview of Norwegian businesses in Singapore. This is a crucial for the growth of our community moving forward.According to Christer, the best parts about working for NBAS is the opportunity to meet with interesting people and learn more about Norwegian business in Singapore.

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“Volunteering with NBAS has been a great complement to my studies. I’ve learnt more about the region’s business environment and important Norwegian interests”

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Kristin Graf Verpe (25)

Kristin came to Singapore to do a Masters in International Affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.She worked as an intern in NBAS last summer where she contributed to a variety of tasks, including preparations for the first-ever Singapore Norway Innovation Conference. She was part of the digital transition and organized the first digital events when everything suddenly had to move online because of the pandemic.Volunteering with NBAS has been a great complement to Kristin’s studies. She has been able to learn more about the region’s business environment and important Norwegian interests, such as the ocean space industries. “Getting this experience outside the classroom has been both fun and useful, and I highly recommend other students to volunteer with NBAS!”

Kristin will soon return to Norway and join Norges Bank Investment Management’s talent programme in Oslo after the summer.

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