Business for Peace Welcomes New Managing Director

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 15:17

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Business for Peace is pleased to announce Marius Døcker as the Foundation’s new Managing Director. Døcker is a tech-savvy business executive with 25 years of international business experience in banking, management consulting, start-ups, technology and manufacturing. He has extensive functional expertise across the value chain and several global industries. He has lived and worked in Asia, US and Europe.

 “I am delighted to join the team at Business for Peace,” said Døcker. “I consider myself a born-again capitalist with a grave concern for our collective future. I am committed to working towards sustainability and corporate social responsibility in an era of unprecedented social and technological change. Business for Peace is the perfect platform to champion and accelerate responsible business practices.”

Døcker takes the helm as the Foundation prepares to launch bold new initiatives in 2020. The Foundation will broaden its activities with cornerstone events outside Norway, which will facilitate investment in businessworthy start-ups in developing countries. 2020 will also see the expansion of SDG Impact, an initiative led by United Nations Development Programme that aims for all global capital flows to advance the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Business for Peace is an official partner of SDG Impact and hosted the initiative’s Nordic Springboard earlier this year.

“The board welcomes Marius Døcker as our new Managing Director to lead the Foundation into its second decade. Marius’ broad international business experience, combined with his deep understanding of the trade-offs that businesses face and his passion for corporate social responsibility make him an ideal candidate for the role,” said Per L Saxegaard, Founder and Board Chair.

About Marius Døcker

Prior to joining Business for Peace, Døcker was a senior executive with Arcus ASA, a listed Norwegian beverage company, and held various roles with Navico, an international marine electronics company. He was also a partner at PA Consulting Group focusing on financial institutions, transportation and manufacturing clients.  Before that, Døcker was the Chairman and Managing Director of Etellus AS, an Oslo-based software company that develops technology for advanced internet publishing and e-commerce. He has also been a Director with Andersen Business Consulting in Oslo where he managed the firm’s Nordic Financial Services Practice and served as a member of the European (EMEIA) financial services leadership team.  Døcker has previously been a consultant with A.T. Kearney in New York and London.

Prior to a career in management consulting, Døcker worked in various capacities for Continental Savings in San Francisco. He has served on the board of directors for several companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.  He is currently on the board of Oslo Røde Kors (Oslo Red Cross), where he also volunteers as a refugee guide.

#Future of Talks: The Future of Your Data

Join us for this talk on the Future of Your Data, and the balance between business needs and individual privacy.

Personal data is becoming a more valuable commodity than oil. We’ve welcomed connected technology into our lives and homes, from the apps we use daily to Alexa, cars, and even refrigerators. It’s easy to see the benefits of such technology, but do we really know what we’ve signed up for? Buried in terms and conditions are permissions for companies to use data in ways we might not realise, and some experts are ringing the alarm.

The fact remains that companies need to collect data to offer their services, and some protective measures like GDPR are in place. What is the balance between business needs and individual privacy? How are companies navigating the ever-changing digital road ahead?

Join us September 17 to hear from business leaders, consumer advocates and policy experts.


  • Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad, Director of Digital Policy, Forbrukerrådet (Norwegian Consumer Council)
  • Bruno Oliveira Martins, Senior Researcher on Security, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
  • Kjersti Løken Stavrum (moderator), CEO, Tinius Trust
  • Torgeir Waterhouse, Director of Internet and New Media, IKT Norge


17:30-18:00 Doors open, come mingle and get settled

18:00-19:00 Talk and discussion

19:00-late Stick around and continue the conversation

It’s the latest #FutureOf talk series presented by Business for Peace and MESH. The event is free to attend (you’ll just have to pay for anything you purchase from the bar), but please RSVP to let us know you’ll be joining us.

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