Helge O. Svela is the new CEO of Media City Bergen

Published 25.05.2022
Media City Bergen is pleased to announce that Helge O. Svela (43) has been appointed as the organisation’s new CEO. Svela will start in the position on 1 September 2022.

– I see great opportunities at the intersection of journalism and tech.

– This is an exciting challenge, and I see great opportunities at the intersection of journalism and tech.
I look forward to working with all the members of Media City Bergen and working with the great people in the organisation, says Helge O. Svela.

– I have had 16 fantastic years in BT, and I am very grateful for all the opportunities and exciting challenges BT and Schibsted have given me. I look forward to using my experience as a journalist and editor in a new role, continues Svela.

Haavard Myklebust, Media City Bergen’s Chairman of the Board, is thrilled about getting Svela onboard.

– I can think of no one better to lead Media City Bergen. Svela’s experience in journalism and digital projects makes him the perfect candidate. He brings even more knowledge, energy, and spirit into a fantastic team.

Helge O. Svela comes from a position at Bergens Tidende, where he has been in several roles over the past 16 years, including editor and journalist. Before joining Bergens Tidende, Svela was a journalist at Rogalands Avis. He was awarded a diploma for one of Norway’s first digital fact-checking projects from SKUP, which is Norway’s most prestigious award for investigative journalism. In 2018, Svela wrote a book about his brilliant dog Whisky, who can distinguish between almost 200 different toys.