Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tourism at VisitBergen

Anders Nyland is CEO and Director of Tourism at VisitBergen. He also serves at the Board of Directors at Fjord Norway – the regional destination company in Western Norway. Mr. Nyland works with destination development strategies, destination marketing and management, product development and public affairs.

Before entering the travel- and hospitality industry, Mr. Nyland worked as Senior Advisor and Senior Client Director at Geelmuyden Kiese in Norway. He worked with digital content development, content marketing and content strategies for his clients. Nyland also worked with communication strategies and media/PR advice, and he was trusted advisor to executives and board members concerning change management.

Anders Nyland has been a journalist, editor and media executive for 16 years. He was Editor in Chief of Bergensavisen (The Bergen City Tabloid) for seven years, where he was responsible for the digital transformation of the newspaper, from being a traditional single sales copy tabloid, to being an online news provider with a subscription model.  Nyland started his media career as a reporter in Østlandets Blad in 2000, where he later became Head of News department and then responsible for the papers online edition. He was publisher of Akershus Amtstidende from 2006 to 2009, and Editor in Chief of Bergensavisen from 2009 to 2016, when he went to Geelmuyden Kiese where he worked for two years.

Anders Nyland has had several national and international board positions. Today, he serves at the board of two charity foundations. He also served at the advisory board of The Tall Ships Races Bergen 2019 and the advisory board of Sail Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl. Mr. Nyland is former member of the board of The World Editors Forum and former member of the board of International Press Institute’s Norwegian comittee. Mr. Nyland has also been charirman of the board of Hordaland Media Association. He is one of the creators of the Norwegian Media Innovation Cluster (NCE Media) and Media City Bergen, and has been board member of both organizations.

Mr. Nyland is educated journalist from Oslo University College, and has studied political science at the University of Oslo.

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