Frøystein Gjesdal is the Rector of NHH Norwegian School of Economics. He completed bachelor’s (1971) and master’s (1974) degrees at NHH. He has a MSc (Statistics) and a PhD (Business Administration) from Stanford University (1979). Gjesdal joined the faculty of NHH in 1979, and was promoted to full Professor of Management Control in 1986. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Tromsø (1986-93), the Nord University (2000-2013), and was Director at the Center for Financial Economics, SNF (1993-97). Gjesdal has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Yale University, London School of Economics and Political Science as well as the University of Florida.