Axel Blom is the founder of the business advisory network Norway Connect and the owner of Blue Business Solutions Ltd. in Thailand, a company offering business advisory services in Asia and business representation in Thailand including virtual offices and Board representation. Blue Business Solutions Ltd. represents several major companies in the telecom and aviation industry.
Blue Business Solutions won two public bids (in 2009 and 2013) to represent Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s support organisation for Trade and Industry. In this capacity he served as the Norwegian government’s designated trade representative for Thailand and later also including Myanmar. Axel has spearheaded Norwegian commercial entry into Myanmar since 2011.
Axel is Norwegian and has his background from aviation. He has worked in the region for more than 30 years. Prior to setting up Blue Business Solutions, he was Director and General Manager for Scandinavian Airlines in Thailand and the surrounding countries. His staff responsibility covered more than 100 SAS employees including two units outsourced from the corporate headquarters in Stockholm, one flight-safety related unit and another administrative unit globally responsible for part of SAS’s loyalty programme EuroBonus.
Axel sits on the board of several companies and in addition, he is a Vice President and past President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. Axel is also the past Chairman of the Executive Committee and one of the founders of the Board of Airline Representatives in Thailand, an organisation representing the airlines’ interests in Thailand.
Axel holds a Master degree in Business Administration (awarded with Distinction) specialising in Business Process Reengineering and Advanced Marketing from University of Leicester, UK