Gisle Glück Evensen
My role at Summa Equity AS is to lead the work of the individual investment teams. I truly enjoy working with the whole investment process, from generating ideas to supporting the companies in achieving their goals. The breadth of scope allows me to leverage many aspects of the experience I have gained previously and allows me to have an extremely varied work setting.
Earlier in my career I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of sectors and filled very different roles. The common denominators, as I see it, have been opportunities at the intersection between technology and commerce, digitalization, investment management in different ownership settings – and a clear purpose. Here at Summa I feel fortunate to be able to continue my purpose driven investment philosophy. Companies are the cornerstone of societies and by insuring that capital is directed towards companies with a positive impact, we contribute positively to the many challenges we face today. For me, Summa brings together the most interesting elements of my working life: an analytical and open-minded approach to complex challenges an innovative spirit that fosters creativity and opportunities to work with technology companies – and not least; a strong purpose which I truly believe will have a positive impact far beyond Summa.
I am very grateful for the open Summa culture that supports and values diversity and the importance of a balanced life. Looking forward to going to work every day is a privilege – a privilege that cannot be overrated.
I have a quite broad experience from McKinsey, Head of M&A in Schibsted Media Group, working with government ownership for the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and from setting up a corporate venture investment unit for AF Gruppen.