Jan Ottesen joined the Oslo office of Hill and Knowlton (former Gambit Public Relations) in 1996. He is Global account lead in H+K strategies for McDonald’s and chairman of the board at Ronald McDonald’s Charity House Foundation in Norway.
Jan has broad experience as a senior advisor on Public Affairs. A selection of his previous or present clients are Mondelēz International, McDonald’s Norway, Unibet, Diageo, Mars Foods, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, EADS, Statoil, The Norwegian Brewers Association and Statoil Fuel and Retail. In the period 2001 – 2005 Jan held the position as Public Affairs Director for the Association of Norwegian Wine and Spirit Importers (VBF). Jan has broad expertise on developing and conducting training for clients. Jan has been leading the development of H+K Strategies Stakeholder Relation kit in Europe.
Jan Ottesen held a number of posts within the Progress Party Youth organisation (con.) in the period 1989 – 1994. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Progress Party Youth organisation (1994) and political advisor to the President in the youth organisation (1993).
Ottesen has also been Vice President of the Federation of Norwegian Conservative Students (1996-1998). Jan is a member of the board and vice president of Norwegian Public Relations Consultants Association (COMM). He is also responsible for organizing the Norwegian Washington Seminar.