Øystein Dørum

Chief Economist NHO


Øystein Dørum worked in the Ministry of Finance’s Economic Policy Department from 1988 to 1995, rising to Deputy Director General and head of the National Budget Office. He served as an advisor to the European Commission in 1993. He has subsequently held the position of Senior Economist with Sparebanken NOR (1995–98) and Chief Economist with DNB (1998–2016).


Øystein Dørum earned a bachelor’s degree in economics (cand.oecon) from the University of Oslo in 1987, having also studied a foundation course in social anthropology (1986). He gained an MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the LSE in 1988 and became an Authorised Financial Analyst in 1998.