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Norway – 25-year-old student beats competition to become new Adecco CEO

15 May 2012

A lucky 25-year old economics student will be the new CEO at Adecco Norway, where he will earn a monthly salary of around €13,000. Børge Nyborg will take up the post in August – but for one month only.

“It has finally begun to sink in, but it's still a little unreal. With this I get a unique opportunity to gain leadership experience early in my career,” said the student in an interview.

Adecco has been looking through over 1,500 applications in the past few weeks to fill this special summer job. The hiring process was tough and consisted of several tests and interviews while candidates could also win votes via Facebook.

Mr Nyborg won 3,000 votes on Facebook alone which landed him a place in the final yesterday, where contestants had to convince a jury in Oslo of their suitability for the role as CEO at the staffing firm.

“Throughout the process, [Børge Nyborg] has left a very good impression, and I look forward to working with him,“ said one member of the jury,  Øwre-Johnsen.

Adecco Norway announced in March that it was headhunting students to fill the coveted summer job at the firm. It is the second time Adecco has run this programme due to the high amount of interest it received last year.

In 2011, another 25-year-old student was able to beat the competition and got the job as CEO.

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