12 Jun

Interim manager

Søren Bjønness

Dr. Søren Bjønness (47),

founder and partner


  • Over 15 years of professional exposure to a broad spectrum of management, industrial, advisory and financially oriented roles e.g. at UBS (environmental management, corporate banking, securitisation), UBS Capital (MBOs in Scandinavia), 3i (Investors in Industry; Growth capital and MBOs in Switzerland), Sulzer Innotec (incubation of start-ups) and New Value (venture capital)
  • Prior to founding Catapult Capital, last 3 ½ years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zurich as Director Corporate Finance with responsibility for Capital Markets and Financing Advisory
  • Master of Science in Organisation, Finance and Economics (University of Fribourg) with Diploma work on Ethical Investment Funds
  • Doctorate on Leadership and Change (University of Basel) with illustrative case studies from start-up and company internal succession
  • Worked on over 30 financial transactions and projects; completed over 100 extensive company and sector analysis including investment opportunities; active targeting and proposals in advisory to many more; financial, legal and tax transaction structuring; strong grasp of societal and investor needs
  • Has accomplished pivotal professional roles in General Management, Project Management, Business Development / Marketing & Sales, Fundraising, Finance and Financing, Investment Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Analysis, Leadership and Organisational Development, Technology Development and as Founder of new ventures and business activities
  • Languages: Norwegian, English, German / Swiss-German, French, Spanish, Danish and Swedish
  • Living in Switzerland (20 yrs.), lived in England (3 yrs.) and Nepal (2 yrs.) apart from Norway
  • Married; Norwegian citizen; Swiss Residence Permit “C”
  • Former Royal Norwegian Navy officer


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