About us

DMI are dedicated to bridging the gap in understanding about India in Norway.

Despite being the fifth largest economy globally and one of the fastest-growing, India remains largely unknown to many here. As a nuclear power and a major arms importer, with aspirations to lead in a multipolar world, India's rise on the global stage is increasingly acknowledged by established powers.

However, there's still a substantial knowledge gap about India. Negative perceptions in the media may be influencing public opinion, overshadowing the importance of factual understanding.

Det Moderne India is committed to shedding light on the rich tapestry of India's economy and geopolitics, fostering informed discussions and creating platforms for knowledge sharing.

Join us in exploring the endless possibilities of collaboration between Norway and India.
Per Morten Hoff
brings more than 27 years of experience in the ICT industry. He has served as Secretary General of ICT Norway, where he still operates as a special advisor. Hoff has been a board member of DIGITAL EUROPE and has participated in several government appointed councils on the development of ICT in Norway. In addition to his services in the ICT industry, Hoff has worked as a journalist and he has also been a keen athlete, serving as an advisor to the Norwegian Confederation of Sports (NIF).
Tone Helleland Johnsen
Board member
has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. She has been leading digital transformation projects with major clients. Tone is currently the COO of twoday Group with focus on strategy and business development of a pan-Nordic consultancy company. Tone has had multiple assignments abroad and is a keen advocate in promoting diversity in all areas and levels at companies. Diversity is an important change agent for innovation and growth.
Rina Sunder 
Board member
Rina Sunder is an investor and regular commentator and speaker on India, the rise of Asia, innovation, sustainability and global trends in leading Norwegian media and academia. She has worked at Geelmuyden.Kiese, PGS and was owner of Singapore-based investment company, Tigris Capital. From 2011 to 2015 she was a speaker on all India conferences in Norway.  As Chair for Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI) Rina repositioned NICCI and tripled the  membership base. Sunder also ensured that NICCI was included in Team Norway. In 2016/2017 Sunder logged off the world and started writing the text book “Det Moderne India”. 
Erik Solheim
Board member
Previous Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Erik Solheim has been Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme. Prior to joining UN Environment, Solheim was the chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. In this capacity, Solheim emphasized the role of private sector and tax in development finance, spearheading the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership and the Addis Tax Initiative. From 2007 to 2012, Solheim held the combined portfolio of Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development, and from 2005 to 2007 served as Minister of International Development. This unique portfolio mixture allowed him to bring a coherent approach to development and the environment.
Atle Vidar Nagel-Johansen
Board member
EVP & CEO Orkla Foods

Atle Vidar Nagel-Johansen is EVP & CEO for Orkla Foods. Orkla Foods is the largest business area in Orkla, with operations in 15 countries in Europe and a strong food business in India. Orkla completed the acquisition of Eastern Condiments Pvt. Ltd. carried out through MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd. in 2021. With this acquisition, Orkla will be a major employer in India. Over the last two years, he has held, in parallel, both the positions of CEO for Orkla Care's business area and EVP for Orkla’s Group Operations and Procurement, responsible for more than 100 factories around the globe, and sourcing for more than NOK 20 billion annually.
Meera Bhatia
Board member
SVP Communications & Government Affairs at Scatec

Meera is a 360 multi-channel communicator, with a keen business sense and with over 17 years of combined experience from corporate communications and international media. Prior to joining Scatec, a frontrunner in renewable energy, in March 2022, Meera held corporate communications roles at Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy Statkraft and leading telecommunications company Telenor Group. Meera also had an 8-year journalism career at international news agency Bloomberg News both in London and Oslo. She is a proud multi-cultural global citizen and resides in Norway, with her family living across Europe, the US and India.

Advisory board

Eivind Fjeldstad
Kristian Foss
Partner, Bull & Co
Sony Kapoor
Economist, financial sector expert and development practitioner.

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