Kristoffer Vaughan Grude




Civil status:

Married (5 grown up children)



Røsslyngveien 7b, 1440 Drøbak


Telephone private

64 93 25 24


Mobile phone

91 31 70 43


Telephone work

64 93 68 58



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Trondheim Commercial College



Master of Science in Business from Norwegian School of Management   The Norwegian title Siviløkonom by royal decree 1986.


English fluently oral and written, good knowledge of German

Areas of Competence


Many years as leader, business developer, consultant and lecturer.

Experience from a series of different enterprises, at home and abroad giving relations to a wide environment.


(Top)management experience

Held Board- and Managing Director positions. The most comprehensive as managing consultancy partner for the Norwegian firm within the international accounting company Coopers & Lybrand.

Have had executive responsibilities within:

  Sales and Marketing

  Finance and Administration

  Personnel og Organisation development

International experience on a strategic level.


Business development

Founder and developer of several enterprises over many years through ownership and management i.e.;

Sesam Holding AS (venture investment), ProSoft AS (GDPM web-based tools for project management), Webpharma AS (Web based pharmacy) NovaTeam AS (Mangement Consultancy), Thorvaldsen og Grude ANS (Property development), C&L Consulting AS (today PWC),  Data Logic AS (today Cap Gemini Norway),  KS DL Grafisk AS (Printers), Mikro Systems AS (PC wholesale and retail).

Currently partner in the development of an international business for tools, methods and consultancy in project management.


Consulting experience

A long list of assignments in the private and public sector (small and large) in Norway as well as internationally within;

Business development and strategy

Restructuring and rationalization

Project management

Management and organization development                     Management information and financial analysis                                IT strategy og computer selection

Reference list of relevant projects/clients on request


Development and tutoring experience

Developed and executed a internal training programs for a considerable number of companies and public activities, as well as open seminars and workshops within i.e.;

Project management and Change management

Leadership, communication and behavior

Management information and financial control

One of the originators of Goal Directed Project Management, a unique method implemented as widely as a standard within public and private enterprises, also internationally. The book is also curriculum at a series of collages and universities.

Lecturer at several graduate and post graduate schools (At the moment the two main MBA collages in Norway)

Speaker at numerous events for organizations and associations

Written several books. (see publications)

Developed and run over several years a Project management school for one of the largest IT businesses in Norway connected to Henley Management College’s Master program in the UK.



Corporal and team leader in the Home guard for ten years

International certification as Behavioral analyst (LIFO)

Member of the Norwegian association of Masters of Science in Business

Member of  the international group for project management OLCI

Current Directorships



Chairman of Solberg Industri AS (Chemials)


Member of the board of some of the companies where EuroConsult is an owner, for the time being;

KDR Grossisten AS, WebPharma AS, Webdok AS, ETG AS Polen, GDPM systems ltd UK



Member of the board of the local Conservative party and Cultural counsel.



(Co-)author of several books ;

Project manager as Change agent (Grude Turner, Thurloway).McGraw Hill

Goal Directed Project Management (Andersen, Grude og Haug) Published first in Norwegian by NKI , translated in to six languages, published in English by Kogan Page

Successful computer selection (Andersen, Grude og Aarø). NKI

File organizing (Beisland og Grude), Oslo University’s publishers

Several publications for the Norwegian Dataprosessing society.

IT commentator in a national newspaper in the profession’s childhood

Work experience



Management advisor through own company  EuroConsult AS

Investor,  partner and director of several small and medium sized companies



Coopers & Lybrand
Founder, Partner and Managing Director in Coopers & Lybrand’s (C&L) consulting practice

Partner in C&L group holding company i Norway from l990
Chairman of the consulting company l989 Member of the board of group and daughter companies
Member of European MCS committee

Leader of C&L’s Center of project excellence 1990 - 93



PSO AS Management consultants; Founder, Partner og Managing Director



Management Consultant



Participated in founding and developing;

Mikro Systems AS (Cromemco PC)
KS DL grafisk AS (Printing shop)
Viking Informasjonssystemer AS (Accounting systems)



Data Logic AS (Today Cap Gemini Norway)

Major owner (after management buy out) and deputy MD



National service in the Royal Norwegian Air Force

Programmer at the Defence research center at Kjeller



Lecturer at the University of Oslo



Students Association Oslo ;   Project leader, systems analyst and programmer

Previous Directorships



Member of the board of  Mikro systems AS, KS DL grafisk AS,  PSO AS and Viking Informasjonssystemer AS



Member of the board of  Collegium (accountants),  C&L consulting practice and the C&L holding company



Member of the board of Klaus Thrane AS (Arcitects)



Member of the board of Databuss AS (IT dealers)



Chairman and partner in Novateam AS (Management consultants)



Member of the board of  Sesam Holding AS (Venture investment), and Extractor AS (IT), Chairman of Webpharma AS (Pharmasy)

Other previous office:


Town councilor of the local municipality, commissioner for culture.         .                                                             Member of the conservative party’s program committee                                  Local campaign leader for elections to parliament.                                             Chairman of the regional Musical society.

Member of the board of the Norwegian Data Processing Society                                           Member of the press committee for Holmekollen ski festival and World championship 1982       

Member of the editorial board of Data Tid (Professional IT Magasine)