Gøril Hannås is Vice Rector for external relations and innovation at UiA. She is member of the university management team and reports to rector of UiA. In her current role, Hannås is responsible for leading UiAs strategic priorities on community engagement and cooperation with external relations, as well as developing strategic priorities for increased innovation initiatives at UiA.
She is associate professor in Supply Chain Management and has previously served as Head of Department of Working Life a the School of Business and Law, UiA, where she also was Head of the master’s program in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, which fosters a close collaboration between business studies and technology.
Hannås obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pepperdine University (USA). She holds an MBA specializing in strategy and management from BI Norwegian Business School, as well as a PhD in Logistics from Molde University College (Norway).
Hannås has pursued a career in both industry and academia and formerly served as Director of Risk Management for a large international corporation within the oil and gas sector. She has worked extensively with purchasing and SCM in both private and public sectors, including consultancy and management of large and complex purchasing contracts.
In combination with her executive and academic career, Hannås has served as director of several boards for enterprises within energy, ICT and logistics industries, including the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Norway Post, to which the Minister of Transportation appointed her. She currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board for Varodd Industrier. Hannås is an experienced conference speaker on topics within SCM and risk management on national and international business arenas.
Hannås’ research interests revolve around supply chain management (SCM) in the project-based industries, such as modularization, industrial purchasing, contract management and new business models for circular economy.
Her current research includes SCM in project based industries, specifically attending to industrialization of project execution models within road construction in collaboration with the state-owned road builder company Nye Veier AS. She has also lead the university effort in onboarding the NFR funded research project "Batman" (BATtery MANagement) - a research project on circular economy for lithium batteries, in collaboartion with industry and academic partners.
Hannås teaches courses in Supply Chain Management, Contract Management and Industrial Purchasing at both graduate and executive MBA level.
Contract Management in industrial value chains, MSc Industrial economics and technology management, UiA
Supply Chain Management, MSc Business Administration, UiA
Industrial Buying Behavior, BSc Business Administration, UiA
Marketing Management, BSc Business Administration, UiA
Executive master program:
2019-2021 Contract Management, Executive program in Lean and continuous improvement for the Norwegian Defense Material Agency, Oslo
Project Management, Executive MBA
Supply Chain Management for NCE NODE Cluster, Executive MBA
Industrial Supply Management; Executive MBA
Supply Chain Management
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