About Us

Agilium Worldwide Norway (AWN) is a leading retained executive search company helping private- and governmental organisations to find CEOs, managers, key employees and board members.

We are the optimal partner for enterprises and organisations seeking to appoint executives, middle management and board members.

AWN works with clients throughout southern Norway, across a wide range of business segments and fields. We are a part of Agilium Worldwide, a leading executive search group operating in 29 countries, enabling us to excel even when extending recruitment campaigns to international markets.

Our recruitment advisers are former c-level executives and managers of specialized organizations, offering in-depth knowledge of numerous industries. Through comprehensive analysis of companies and businesses, we nurture a unique understanding of the profiles and competencies needed for a candidate to succeed in the designated roles. We serve as the trusted adviser both for our clients and for the candidates.

Our expertise, proven methodology and extensive network ensure a professional recruitment process based on structured interviews to reveal the candidate’s real competencies, as well as approved cognitive aptitude- and personality tests. We also conduct a thorough third-party background check of every candidate we recommend to the client.

Our candidates need to have a forward-looking perspective on technology and will be digital enablers who are equipped for success within change management.

Talented managers bring a vital competitive edge to their companies. Our primary goal is to create value for our clients through professional recruitment campaigns that stand up to the test of time. 

Recruiting executives and key personnel is an essential investment for all organisations. As a professional partner, AWN guarantees that the most qualified and motivated candidate will be found for every vacancy. Delivering on this promise is what drives value for our clients.

Our customer promise:

"We promise you to find the right person for the position - every time! We will always carry out our thorough process as agreed in addition to carry out background checks of the candidates before the final round. And we guarantee this through our WARRANTY "right person in the right place".

Our candidate promise:

"We promise to take you seriously, we will keep you informed about the process, we will give you timely feedback when the process is completed - whether you are qualified or not."


Our advisers

Jon A. Steen

Managing Partner

Jon Steen is a graduate of Business Economics from the Handelsakademiet. He is certified as a recruiter of DnV GL.

Jon has been working within recruitment since 2010 and has specialized in recruitment of senior executives, executives and board members as well as specialists within banking, finance, auditing, accounting, HR and marketing. Jon has previously been CEO in Mirror Accounting, Country Manager in Manpower Business Solution in Norway and has 17 years of service from different management roles in the DNB Group.

932 92 400

John Endsjø

Senior Adviser

John is a graduate Master of Science VVS from NTNU in Trondheim, with an additional degree from Oslo Business School (BI) in economics, marketing and investment analysis, as well as a Master of Management degree in “The Value-Added Board".

Since 1972, John has held various management positions in Norway and abroad.

He has been working exclusively with management recruitment, headhunting and Executive Search since 1992, of which 17 years in an international executive search company. He has extensive knowledge and experience of recruiting top and middle managers to public and private sector, as well as board members. He has recruited councilmen and other county municipalities and municipal senior management positions.

905 66 671

Svein-Thore Gran

Senior Adviser

Svein-Thore Gran holds a degree in business administration from The Norwegian School of Economics
Svein-Thore comes to AWN from the media industry where he has been at the helm of global publications within energy, shipping and seafood. He served five years as the CEO for the Global Division of Oslo based NHST Media Group.
He has been the publisher and editor in chief for DN.no which is the leading online business news provider in Norway.
Svein-Thore is as an experienced chairman and board member of digital pr- and media companies and has a lot of insight in recruiting managers ensuring business development, digitalisation and change management.

932 56 397

Kathrine Kreutzer

Senior Advisor

Kathrine has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Agder. She has extensive management experience and has worked most of her working career recruiting for positions in IT, administration, finance and information management for both private and public sector. She has experience from various board positions and has worked both operationally and strategically with small and large customers.

930 35 792

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Agilium Worldwide Norway
Nedre Strandgate 3
N-3015 Drammen
Org.nr: 919 755 105


Agilium Worldwide Norway
Postbox 9531 Åskollen
N-3066 Drammen


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