Conferences & Training
Speakers - CASE Nordic Summit 2019


Pia Dolvio

Pia Dolivo
Head of Community Relations and Fundraising
University of Helsinki

Pia Dolivo's team is responsible for the development of alumni relations, fundraising, external relations and social responsibility of the University of Helsinki. Pia joined the University of Helsinki in 2000 and started out her career at UH as alumni co-ordinator. Since then Pia has held several posts at the University of Helsinki, including Head of Career Services Center and Fundraising Campaign Manager.

Karin Folcker
Project Manager
Stockholm School of Economics

Karin Folcker works as a Project Manager at the Stockholm School of Economics since 2017. Key responsibilities are to create events and communication activities to strengthen long-term relationships with alumni and corporate partners. Prior to SSE she worked at Uppsala University and The Sweden-America Foundation.
During more than ten years in higher education Karin has gained profound experience in student recruitment, program marketing, communication, corporate relations, alumni engagement, career services and executive education.
Karin has a background in sales and marketing and holds a Master's degree in Marketing and a Bachelor's degree in Business from Uppsala University, and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communication and languages from Stockholm University.

Gregor Halff
Dean of Education
Copenhagen Business School

Gregor Halff is Dean of Education at Copenhagen Business School. Previously he was Professor (and faculty area coordinator) of Corporate Communication and Deputy Dean at Singapore Management University and has also been an Associate Professor and director of executive development programmes at the European School of Managent and Technology (ESMT, Berlin). He currently holds a Visiting Professorship at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and is a visiting faculty member at ESMT Berlin. Gregor has also taught at Unitec (Auckland, New Zealand), and TaiwanTech (NTUST, Taipei). Since 2005, Gregor has developed, grown and run programmes at the undergraduate, graduate, MBA, executive and doctoral levels, as well as for national defence forces.

Gregor‘s research and teaching are predominantly in the field of corporate communication, leadership communication and public relations and he has most recently been involved in a global research project to define the universal professional capabilities needed in communication management.

Morten Hilt
Head of Alumni
Norweigan School of Economics

Morten J S Hilt holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and International Business from Cononcordia University in Montréal, Canada (1991) and an MBA in Brand Management from The Norwegian School of Economics, NHH (20007).

Hilt entered the position as Head of Alumni at NHH in 2016 and has prior to this been engaged in communication, marketing and executive education at NHH. As Head of Alumni he has been responsible for implementing a CRM system, establishing the annual NHH Alumni Conference "OPPTUR" in Oslo, establishing international alumni activities at NHH and piloting mentor programmes.

Adriana Jansen
Senior Advisor and Corporate Relations Manager, Innovation and Outreach
BI Norwegian Business School

Adriana Jansen - is Senior Adviser and Corporate Relations Manager at BI Norwegian Business School's Outreach / External Relations department. She has 16 years of experience as Head of Careers Services with close relations to relevant corporates and employers. Before joining BI, she has experience in teaching, advisory and HR roles within education. Her core expertise is in corporate and employer relations, and in skills and personal and career development.
Adriana has a BA degree in Business from Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, studies in Linguistics and English from University of Oslo, and a Master in Management degree from BI Norwegian Business School.

Emma Jones
Advancement Director
Stockholm International School

Emma Jones started working in alumni relations in 2006, managing the alumni team at Imperial College London.
In 2011, she returned to her native Sweden to advance the alumni relations programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and to set up its first annual fund.
Emma has experience from a wide range of advancement programmes, working with volunteers and donors and with developing international networks.
In October 2018, Emma was appointed the first Advancement Director at Stockholm International School (SIS), tasked with setting up and developing a new department for external relations at SIS. Her role covers all aspects of advancement (student recruitment and marketing, admissions, communications and public relations, alumni engagement and fundraising).
With a passion for learning and sharing best practice, Emma has been widely engaged as a speaker on different aspects of advancement. Emma has been a Faculty member of the CASE Alumni Relations Institute twice, received the CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Medal in 2008 and she is a CASE Europe Trustee.

Ville Krannila
Head Of CRM and Analytics
Aalto University

Ville has 20 years of experience in multi-tasking on digital level, CRM projects, CRM training, CRM strategy and system enhancement in mostly public sector and educational field. Currently implementing CRM culture and processes within various functions throughout Aalto University.

- CRM is not primarily a software technology - but rather, CRM is a business strategy -

Kit Krüger
Marketing Coordinator
Aarhus BSS

Kit Krüger is the Marketing Coordinator at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. For three years she has been working with the marketing of the executive educations and courses together with the executive team at Aarhus BSS.

David Lewis
Senior Manager of Marketing and Brand
Aalto University

David Lewis is the Senior Manager of Marketing and Brand at Finland's Aalto University, where over the last 3 years, he has helped develop reputation, seeing Aalto rise to be one of the top-5 young universities in Europe and to be top-10 in art and design education in the world (QS Rankings).

Lewis has crafted compelling narratives, working with media arranging stories in Vice, Elle, 99% Invisible and Wallpaper. He has also overseen the creation of various marketing campaigns to highlight the research work of the university and its faculty. Those publications and campaigns have gone on to win awards including the best European Science & Research Campaign of 2018 (EUPRIO) and the CASE Grand Gold in 2018 for Aalto's fashion publication, AITO.

Previously, Lewis was the COO of a strategic marketing agency working with major brands on issues of sustainability.

You can find him posting pictures of his cat almost daily online at

Lene Lund

Lena Lund
CRM Manager
Aarhus University

Since 2007, Lene Lund has worked on developing a CRM mindset within Executive Education, Career Services and Alumni Relations at Aarhus University.

As CRM Manager, she heads the team behind AU CRM, and works towards ensuring a cross-departmental approach to data and CRM. Surfing on organizational changes and varying levels of managerial support, she works towards ensuring relevance and continuity in Aarhus University's approach to CRM.

She has worked with both custom and standard solutions, but would anytime swear to the fact that CRM is a business strategy, not a piece of software.

Lene has a background in marketing and mobile resource management solutions, and holds a Master's degree in International Business Communication.

Peter O’Connor
Development Manager (Asia)
Imperial College, London

Peter joined the Global Development team at Imperial College as Development Manager (Asia) in December 2017. He is responsible for raising philanthropic support for the College across East and Southeast Asia, and he travels almost monthly focusing his work on China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He also promotes the College's broader strategy and mission with Imperial's alumni and friends, and acts as a point of contact across the advancement division with respect to working in Asia. He insists he "doesn't suffer from jetlag", but drinks suspiciously large quantities of coffee when on the road.

Prior to joining Imperial College, Peter worked for Merton College, University of Oxford. He first worked as Annual Fund Officer, with responsibility for the College's regular giving programme. He then took up the role of Senior Development Executive at Merton, working on raising significant Philanthropic income from individuals across the UK, the USA and Asia - whilst continuing to apply the data driven, regular giving lessons he learnt to his work as a major gifts fundraiser.

Whilst completing his studies at Oxford, Peter first worked in fundraising as a student caller, and later a student supervisor, at the University of Oxford Development Office.

Lars Olsen
Dean Bachelor and Professor of Marketing
BI Norwegian Business School

Lars Erling Olsen is Dean Bachelor and Professor of Marketing at BI Norwegian Business School. Previously, Olsen served as Head of Department at the Department of Marketing at Kristiania University College.

Professor Olsen's general expertise lies in marketing strategy/planning and consumer behavior. His specific research interest is in brand management/strategy and marketing. Olsen's research has been published in several high ranked journals, and he has co-authored academic textbooks on brand management and marketing communication.

Actively involved with the industry, Professor Olsen has worked in a variety of different types of marketing projects. He has served as consultant and advisor to leading Nordic brands/companies. A popular speaker, Olsen has conducted marketing seminars in a variety of forums and topics. Before joining academia, Olsen worked as a brand manager in the food industry for several years.

Audrey Paton
International Alumni Relations Manager
BI Norwegian Business School

Audrey began her career as an education professional in 1992 with the British Council in Norway. She joined BI Norwegian Business School in 1994 initially as Programme Manager, then as Director of Studies MBA Programme. Since 2011, she has been responsible for the international alumni relations programme and the management of the MBA Alumni Community. She is an active member of CASE, AMBA and EMBAC and has presented at CASE Europe, CASE Nordic and EMBAC conferences. She holds a bachelor and master's degree from Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Håkan Simonsen
Fundraising Director
Chalmers University of Technology

I spent the first 20 years of my career in the financial sector, mainly in merchant banking. The following 6 years I was the Group CEO of a Swedish family owned investment company with focus on trading, industry and real estate. My main respon-sibility was to prepare the trading part of the business for an IPO which was per-formed in 2014. For 4 years I have held the the position of Fundraising Director at Chalmers with a focus on external relations and philanthropic fundraising. It is fair to say that the common denominator throughout my career has been and continues to be relations.

Bruno van Dyk

Bruno van Dyk
Senior Vice President, UK & Europe
Grenzebach Glier and Associates

Bruno van Dyk, Senior Vice President, UK & Europe, Grenzebach Glier and Associates, has over 20 years of experience in development work, university advancement and international activities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Gulf, Europe, the UK and North America. During this time, he has led major university advancement endeavours, in both South Africa and the UK, exceeding targets in income and alumni engagement. He has been a visiting teaching fellow at the University of Bologna's Masters in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation programme for five years, served as a primary volunteer in Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for the Danish Cultural Institute (nineteen years) and the League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers (a decade). Most recently, he served for 5½ years as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Durham University, UK.

He has been and is an ordinary member and Chair of a number of University and other non-profit national and international Boards. This includes being Chair, variously, of the Africa Centre for Childhood; the HIV/Aids Networking Centre; Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (Southern Africa); and the Institute for Partnerships between Education and Business. He has until recently served on the Board of the North American Foundation for the University of Durham and as a Commissioner on the CASE Global Commission on Philanthropy.

Currently he is Chair of the International Education-Business Partnership Network and is on the Board of Practical Philanthropy across Europe (a project of the King Baudouin Foundation-US) and of University World News.

He has two Masters degrees, one in English literature and one in Commerce (Organisation and Management Systems), a certificate from INSEAD (Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances), a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language and a Higher Diploma in Education.

Kristy White
University and Asia Associate
Chapel & York Limited

Before relocating to the UK in July 2018, Kristy White held senior roles in the Advancement teams for several Australian universities including the University of Sydney (Australia's first campaign to reach $1 billion) and UTS. She brings a wealth of experience in best practice alumni engagement programming, and has a solid understanding of the key outcomes universities often desire, particularly with constituents located offshore to their alma mater.

Kristy has spent extensive time throughout Asia Pacific - particularly in China, where she lived with her family for two years - and has worked on successfully reimagining the international alumni engagement strategy for several Australian universities with these highly important markets.

Kristy joined Chapel & York in 2018 to provide local stewardship and alumni relations for Australian and other Universities with alumni in the UK as well as practical advice for organisations with Asian alumni and operations.