Ben Christensen has for the past 18 years held several executive positions and is a trusted advisor for brands, agencies and media companies, served on several boards and advisory boards. He is currently Managing Partner for AYAY which is a strategic agency that assists investors, board members and top management, as well as entrepreneurs – with initiatives that will create consistent change and growth.

Before he started his own consultancy he was CEO for Empefire a creative agency with operations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Austria. Prior to this he held the position as Vice President Digital & Classified Media for Amedia
which is one of the largest media companies in the Nordics. He also held the position as Head of Digital Nordic Region
for Mediabrands, as well as management positions on the brands side both in the telecom and travel industry.

Ben is an norwegian native, based in Oslo and this is the third time he will be judging the MENA Digital Awards.
In 2017 he was one of the keynote speakers at the conference.