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Knut Wattum Wattum HR AS

Knut Wattum

Knut Wattum graduated from Warwick Business School in 1992. He holds a Master degree in Industrial Relations with specialisation in people management and business psychology. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

Knut Wattum is an experienced HR professional with his 15 years of relevant work experience including 10 years of HR leadership. He has also been a company board member representing the employer in one of his previous HR Manager positions. He has been in charge of management development and recruitment & selection in Scandinavia, and his previous HR manager positions from 1997 – 2005 included establishment and development of HR as a role and a function in large companies.

Knut Wattum has a broad HR experience from all the various HR areas. He has been supportive on strategic HR issues as well as operational decisions, and he has contributed to the development of the HR function in several companies within different industrial sectors, such as IT, logistics and energy. Wattum has been involved in working with employee representatives in implementation of changes, and he has a diplomatic and knowledgeable way of handling employees at all organisational levels.

Wattum possesses both updated theoretical HR knowledge and work experience which he applies successfully in handling all HR areas. Since autumn 2007 he has mainly worked in the Oil & Gas Industry and been responsible for strategic HR areas in organizational development and changes. He has been accountable for HR issues such as development and implementation of people policies, remuneration reviews based on market benchmarks, working environment surveys and follow up actions, accomplishment of overall competence reviews, reorganisation and downsizing, employment issues and restructuring in a merger process, carrying out employee representative elections for Company Boards and Safety Delegate positions and established a company based Work Environment Committee. Wattum has also carried out recruitment and selection of the main professions within oil and gas companies.

Wattum is confident in his senior consultancy role and he makes work decisions based on knowledge and experience. He has been involved in project audits looking at project management, work processes and application of company Management Systems. He is also offering his opinion and sharing his knowledge on HR issues by lecturing courses, such as recruitment & selection and change management.


HR Manager (8 years)

Higer Executive Officer (4 years)


Formal Qualifications

2012 - 2014

NLP Master Practitioner

2008 - 2010

NLP Practitioner

2002 - 2003

SHL Certification

1992 - 2009

Chartered Fellow CIPD

1990 - 1992

MA in Industrial Relations

1986 - 1989

B.SC in Management Sciences (honours)


Civil Economist
(approved by NHH)


Employment Experience

1997 - 2004

HR Manager

Norwegian employer representative
Scandinavian HR focus
8 years HR management, board represantive

1994 - 1997

Higher Executive Officer

2 years competence development
1 year recruitment and selection
6 months HSE in the public sector

HR Wattum AS / Company Number 895 998 192 / +47 9900 2253 /