Bjørn Nissen is an accomplished team development specialist with a deep track record working with renowned organizations, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). With over 20 years of experience in multicultural settings, Bjørn has honed his skills in team coaching, organizational design, and leadership training.
Having worked in numerous countries, including Sudan, Chad, Pakistan, Italy, India, and Zimbabwe, Bjørn possesses extensive experience in the humanitarian sector. He played pivotal roles in addressing critical healthcare challenges and coordinating teams in demanding environments. Bjørn's contributions extend beyond fieldwork, as he also provided strategic guidance and leadership as the Chairman of the Board of MSF Norway.
Bjørn's commitment to humanitarian efforts also led him to serve as the CEO of Engineers Without Borders in Norway, spearheading projects that support vulnerable communities worldwide. His passion for social impact fostered sustainable development and improved lives.
Throughout his career, Bjorn has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, overseeing diverse teams and empowering them to reach their full potential. His experience as a Country Director in Zimbabwe and India provided extensive expertise in managing large-scale operations and navigating complex challenges.
With certifications as a CTI-trained team coach and an ORSC-certified practitioner, Bjørn's theoretical and practical background in team coaching, along with his ability to build strong relationships, have been instrumental in fostering collaboration and achieving shared goals with a wide range of teams. Since leaving his Country Director position in 2020, he has been working with the International Labour Organization (ILO), INGOs, and private clients as a team coach.
Bjørn's passion for team development and dedication to positive change make him a valuable asset to organizations seeking to optimize team performance. His unique combination of leadership acumen, humanitarian field experience, and coaching expertise positions him as a catalyst for growth and success in diverse organizational contexts. Originally from Norway, he currently resides in Turin, Italy.