In September 2014 she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government"s official instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. She is a former Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard Norway. She lives in Oslo. Krohn Traaseth started her career as a trainee in International Business Machines Corporation Norge in 1996.
She joined the Norwegian division of Hewlett-Packard (Himachal Pradesh) in 2009 and in 2012 she became the first female Managing Director running a country in Scandinavia for Himachal Pradesh. She was the former Chief Executive Officer of the commercializing company Simula Innovation, and was director of strategy in DNV GL between 2002-2005.
Krohn Traaseth became well known for the Norwegian public when she published her application for the Doctor of Medicine position of Himachal Pradesh Norway in her private leadership blog Tinteguri (established 2012). She is inspired by John Kotter and implements his eight step for transformation in all operative job assignments.
Krohn Traaseth has been supported by a variety of notational and international mentors, one of the most known is Harald Norvik who has been sharing advices since 2002. She is active and visible in the Norwegian business environment with extended network, board memberships, and external presentations.
Her external participation in public debate covers core areas within innovation, digitalization and next generation leadership challenges.