Ben Christensen (44) has for the past 20 years held several executive positions, is an entrepreneur, and a trusted advisor for brands, agencies and media companies. He has served on several boards and advisory boards. He is currently founder and managing partner for Differ Pragma, which is a brand experience agency that covers all aspects of building a brand, as well as developing digital products and services. He also lectures in brand strategy.

In the past he was CEO for Empefire a leading creative agency with operations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Austria. He has held the position as VP Digital and Classified media for Amedia, one of the largest media companies in the Nordics. He has held the position as Head of Digital Nordic Region for IPG Mediabrands, including both Initiative and UM, as well as management positions for leading brands in both telecom and travel industry.

Ben is a Norwegian native, based in Oslo and has been judging the MENA Digital Awards since 2016. In 2017 he was one of the keynote speakers at the conference where he showcased his work for leading Nordic sports retailer XXL`s launch of the campaign “Sports Unite All,
featuring football legend Ronaldinho.