On 22 December Professor Thore Johnsen turned 70. Last Friday he was celebrated for his contributions to NHH for more that 40 years.
"Thore’s lifetime contributions to the school, to his field, to his students and to the public discourse on financial matters in Norway, are unequalled", Rector Frøystein Gjesdal said in his opening speech at Stupet on Friday 27 January 2017.
"His deep and broad knowledge of financial economics, his enthusiasm, practical insights, wit and personal charm make Thore the natural centre of gravity in most social and academic settings", the Rector continued.
More than 50 NHH-colleagues, partners and friends from academia, industry and public services participated in the celebratation of Thore Johnsen this sunny Friday afternoon.
A special gift
Professor Mette Bjørndal introduced a well-kept secret, a special gift to her close colleague.
"We decided to go for something homemade. At least partly homemade", she said to a surprised Thore when he received the anthology Finance in Society.
The anthology consists of 19 texts from more than 20 contributors, from both academia, public services and industry. It includes an extensive and relevant representation of topics in financanalysis, regulation and markets broadly defined, all in honour of professor Thore Johnsen.