As China Desk Manager Elise is a key resource in Schjødt's services related to trade and investment between China and Norway. Her role is primarily marketing and communication with regards to clients, business partners and contacts, including assisting clients in their contact with public authorities and organisations involved in Norway/China business, in particular inbound investments from China to Norway. Before joining Schjødt, Elise was a project manager with IBM and she also has experience from industry, banking & finance. She has been actively engaged in developing trade and investment between China and Norway for many years. Elise has been Chairman of the Board of The Norwegian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) since 2009.
Elise is from Shanghai and has a double-bachelor in information technology from Shanghai University of Science & Technology and from Oslo University. She has also studied business management in Norway.
For 20 years Elise Chen has also worked with music and other cultural development projects between China and Norway. She was the initiator and programme leader for the first Chinese Culture Festival in Norway in 2004, an organisation that, since then, has held concerts and other events in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Tromsø.