Head of Industrial Partnerships. Elin Ersdal, Non-Executive Director, is head of the Industrial Partnerships department at Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries. Prior to joining Norfund in 2006 Elin worked for five years for an investment fund targeting Russia and Eastern Europe. She has experience in project finance from various positions in the Norwegian fund for Regional and Industrial Development (SND) and has worked for FAO based in Zimbabwe. Elin holds a cand. scient. degree in agriculture economics from the Norwegian University of Life science and a Master of Management in finance, investment and strategy from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).