Kjell Madland is District Manager at GK inneklima (GK indoor climate). He has been in the private business sector many years, including as General Manager of Jadarhus Gjesdal, Regional Manager of Norema, and General Manager of Bryne soccer club, whereas 4 years in the top league. He was 22-years old when he first became an entrepreneur and founded his own construction company and through that learned a lot about how to run, develop and do business marketing. He has also been on numerous boards of directors. During his time in the soccer industry he built a large network both regionally, nationally and partly internationally. Experiences, leadership and networks from different industries have provided a good starting point when the strategy and concept of Norway Chess was developed and implemented. Kjell is the founder and chairman of Altibox Norway Chess and has worked hard to make the project evolve from the beginning to become the world’s strongest chess tournament. He is also the founder and chairman of the Norway Summit conference, which is an exciting, newly developed business conference, which is part of Altibox Norway Chess. He developed his interest in chess through his son Kristoffer, who has achieved great results in chess in Norway and in the Nordic region.