Orkla is one of several enterprises to support Alarga, a not-for-profit special interest organisation whose mission is to make way in private enterprise for capable young individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Anna Karolina Orleanski was born in Norway of Polish parents. Ms. Orleanski has a bachelor's degree in economics and resource management from Oslo University College, and she is an active elite swimmer. She is fluent in Polish, Norwegian, English and German.
Grant recipients pledge to take a summer job in the company for two summers, and to complete a master's thesis on a topic selected in collaboration with the company.
Anna's summer job will be with Elkem Carbon, where Øyvind Låstad will be her mentor.
Alarga is the Latin name for "open sea" or "reaching out".
See also www.alarga.org
Text: Marit Mosnesset