Rune Wilhelmsen joins holding company Paritee as Chief Financial Officer and partner. Wilhelmsen has spent 15 years at PR network Hill+Knowlton Strategies, most recently as Global Finance Director, responsible for financial management in EMEA & APAC - Oslo, 3 July 2023.
As a strategic advisor to the global and the regional/local management teams, Wilhelmsen has helped streamline agency financials. This involves a more business-supportive approach, producing high-quality insights for critical decision-making and the implementation of more value-creating budget, forecasting, and reporting processes. He has also held the role of chairman of the board in several local units within EMEA and APAC.
- After 15 years At Hill+Knowlton Strategies, I very much look forward to embarking on a new journey within the industry I am so well acquainted with, says Rune Wilhemsen. Paritee has clear growth ambitions and solid businesses within the sector are characterized by good advisers, as well as good and efficient operating methods. Furthermore, solid control and management of all financial matters. Now I can't wait to get started in the role as CFO at Paritee.
- - Wilhemsen brings essential value and expertise to our team, says Jonas Palmqvist, CEO of Paritee. Wilhelmsen’s experience from leading and developing effective financial and operational processes and routines, as well as strategic know-how in the development and growth of agencies operating across multiple markets, is both vast and deep.
Before joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Wilhelmsen worked as Finance Director in the Norwegian Skiing Association, CFO at the clothing group Voice Norge AS, Group Accounting Manager in the listed company Itera ASA and accountant in KPMG. Wilhelmsen has a degree in economics from BI School of Economics.