Following a search among the top Nordic competencies in Silicon Valley, Silicon Vikings Board of Directors selected Swedish Adiba Cremonini as the organization's new Executive Director. Silicon Viking’s celebration of 15 years in business includes the objective to take on an even stronger role as the most prominent networking and collaborative member organization connecting the Nordic countries to Silicon Valley. Hiring a new Executive Director is one step in establishing that role. Strengthening the brand by rebuilding the profile and the value for the organization’s 3 000+ members is another.
"Adiba Cremonini is a multi-talented individual, bringing strong leadership, administrative, marketing, networking and fundraising skills to Silicon Vikings. Cremonini was selected for her strong passion in the innovation, entrepreneurship and business ecosystem of the Nordic’s and Silicon Valley. The search committee and the board agree that she is the best choice to lead Silicon Vikings into its next phase of expansion and growth and we are very excited about the future" says Richard Allan Horning, President and Chairman of Silicon Vikings.
Adiba is committed to foster Silicon Vikings' positive role in empowering education, innovation and tech related issues through collaborations and building relations between the Nordic Region and Silicon Valley. Her extensive background, +13 years, in the Swedish Innovation environment, in combination with her clear vision of the organization's potential for moving forward with new programs, Chapters and initiatives, indicates a new lively era for the organization. Going forward, Silicon Vikings will take a role in promoting Nordic startups and entrepreneurs entering the US.
"I am honored and delighted that the board have chosen me as the organization's new Executive Director. I have a true passion and interest in the Nordic Regions innovation, tech and entrepreneurial capabilities and issues" says Adiba. “I’m excited at the prospect of leading Silicon Vikings into a new phase, as it is the foremost and well known organization for networking, knowledge exchange and collaborations between the Nordic Region and Silicon Valley”.
From March 19th-April 9th Adiba will go on a Nordic Tour, visiting Innovation environments like incubators and Science Parks, supporting agencies and meet with the Nordics hot startups of today in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Estonia. Her trip will be documented on Silicon Vikings Blog on www.siliconvikings.com, twitter @siliconvikings, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Contact Adiba Cremonini for an interview while she is in the Nordics, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +4670 4619160.
About Silicon Vikings
Silicon Vikings is a collaborative non-profit member organization for networking and promotion of technologies and businesses intersecting Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.A.) and the Nordic region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Silicon Vikings delivers value to its members through technology and business driven events, projects and social networking events. We connect the Nordic Region to Silicon Valley's networked business and educational ecosystems. Today Silicon Vikings has Chapters in Copenhagen-Malmo and Stockholm and will launch in Oslo in April. We are also looking into opening Chapters in Helsinki and Tallinn in 2012. Silicon Vikings is the hub for connections between professionals in emerging and established technology companies, entrepreneurs, the Silicon Valley industry and academia. Our newly formed Special Interest Groups in the sectors of; Mobile, Life Science, Green Technology, Cloud & Open Source and Entrepreneurship & Learning offers our members first hand access to high quality events that will offer inspiring new insights, knowledge and connections. More information: www.siliconvikings.com