Mr. Christian Bjelland V
The Bjelland Family
The Bjelland family business was founded in the late 1800s by Christian Bjelland I, and stayed in the family for four generations before being sold in the late 1970s. Since then, the family has maintained a fairly diversified portfolio through external managers as well as direct industrial and real estate investments in northern Europe. Christian Bjelland V supports early stage/VC investing for the family and manager selection for alternative strategies. Christian started his career in investment banking at Lazard and went on to help found real-estate technology platform Hello Alfred. He continues to be an advisor at Hello Alfred and is now building Trident which is a Private Equity firm which invests in US-based Small Businesses. Christian has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.