Bjorn Forfang

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Bjorn Forfang

Managing Director, Stakeholders, Advocacy, and Communications
CFA Institute

As managing director of Stakeholders, Advocacy, and Communications, Bjorn Forfang oversees the organization’s relationships with institutional investors (business-to-business), universities, governments, regulators, and member societies, a network of more than 145,000 members in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. Based in New York, he is also responsible for the organization’s regional capabilities in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, as well as the Member Value, Advocacy, and Services Delivery divisions. He is based in New York.

Forfang has more than 20 years of client and relationship management experience, including 14 years as managing director with UBS Investment Bank where he held global relationship management roles in New York and London, and managed and worked with some of the financial industry’s largest institutional clients. Prior to UBS, he held senior-level roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and Greenwich Associates. Forfang started his financial career in fixed income sales at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. Early in his career, he was a senior legal officer with the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo and later relocated to New York as Deputy Trade Commissioner of Norway to the United States and Vice Consul to New York.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a JD from the University of Oslo. Forfang is a Norwegian citizen and a permanent US resident.

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