Bjørn Bakke

Bjørn has more than 25 years  experience from various industries across Scandinavia in particular, but also experiences from projects across the Northern European markets.

Bjørn was responsible for Siebel Systems successful entry into the Nordics and Benelux and placed more than 150 people for Siebel during a period of 3 years. He was also behind the successful entry of Qliktech, Interwoven, Metastorm & Itelligence. Bjørn is also an experienced interim manager, conducting roles as General manager, HR director & project manager. Bjørn has good network across all functions where exceptional people leadership and change management skills are a prerequisite component to the role.

He has recruited for a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies as well as high-growth venture backed technology start-ups.

Prior to setting up Continental Search Alliance, Bjørn served as Executive Vice President-for EDB Business Partner and also as country head for Penna Plc Norway.  Prior to that Bjørn was MD for both Black & Decker & the French Thomson Group for more than 8 years.

He has significant international experience executing searches across North Europe. He is also a certified business coach, from DBM (Drake, Beam Morin – US).  In his ‘spare time’ Bjørn is an active and healthy person. He loves skiing and biking.


Bachelor in Finance from Oslo Business School.

Executive Search Experience

Bjørn  has worked in the executive search industry for more than 20  years focusing on the technology  industry in Scandinavia in particular.

Recent Searches by Role

  • Managing Director
  • Principal consultant
  • Executive Sales director
  • HR Director
  • CTO
  • Senior sales manager
  • Consultant manager
  • Business area manager
  • Product manager

Recent Client Engagements

  • Oracle
  • Qliktech
  • Visma Group
  • Itelligence
  • Evry
  • Tieto
  • Teradata
  • HCL technology ltd
  • Avanade
  • Accenture
Bjørn Bakke

CSA – Norway

Akersgaten 1
0158,  Oslo