Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen

Partner and senior adviser

+47 415 59 250

cds@firsthouse.no

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Cecilie has many years of top executive experience as a former member of the Group management team of Gjensidige and Hydro, where she was responsible for communications, government relations, brand management and marketing. She led extensive brand processes in both companies. Cecilie also experience as a journalist at several US newspapers. She has previously represented the Conservative Party as a political adviser to the Oslo Executive Board and an elected member of the Oslo City Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, USA.

She has a particular expertise in developing communication strategies, messaging and concepts, as well as media relations and internal communications. She is a good adviser in crisis situations and trains top executives and other spokespersons in both media relations and presentation techniques. Cecilie is often used by clients to facilitate their strategy processes. She is a recognised speaker and conference and debate leader. She speaks and writes English as well as Norwegian.