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Knut Ove Harlem

Founder & Managing Partner

Knut Ove Harlem has extensive CFO, M&A and investment management experience from venture capital, private equity and family office. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and Management from the Norwegian School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Military Strategy and Leadership from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.

Prior to founding Onepointfive, Knut was a Partner in nHack and a financial advisor to a Norwegian family office focusing on green technologies. Before assuming these roles, he served as Partner in a boutique strategy- and M&A advisor in Switzerland targeting renewable energy and green industrial initiatives. Further he served as the Chief Financial Officer of portfolio companies of FSN Capital and Norvestor Equity, and as the Head of Business Management at Danske Bank Private Banking and Wealth Management.

Knut is also a former military officer and has a track record of international UN – and NATO led deployments. Knut has worked and lived overseas for many years including China, Thailand and Switzerland but is currently residing in Oslo, Norway.

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