Ragnar Horn is the Chairman of Taconic AS, a family-owned investment company that invests in Norwegian real estate, shipping and offshore projects, as well as in telecoms, media, hedge funds and private equity firms. Horn was educated at Williams College in Massachusetts, where he gained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA, with honours), moving on to complete his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Horn worked for several years in investment banking in New York City before returning to his native Norway to take the position of Chairman at Taconic AS, which is based in Oslo. In this position, Horn is responsible for the company’s business strategy including making investment decisions. At Taconic AS, Horn has finalised transactions that involved mergers and acquisitions, equity transactions and public debt.
Having gained extensive knowledge in his field, Horn is a member of several public and private boards. Currently, Horn is on the Board of the Norwegian company Eiendomsspar AS and Victoria Eiendom AS – one of the country’s leading real estate firms – where he is a Director, having been on the Board since 2002. Horn is also a member of the Hoegh Family Advisory Board, and a Director of Berner Gruppen AS. Horn has been involved with Clarksons PLC – one of the world’s leading integrated shipping services providers – since 2015; he is a Director of the Clarksons Platou AS and Clarksons Platou Securities AS subsidiary companies.
Horn is also proud to be on the boards of several not-for-profit organisations, including over a decade serving as the Chairman of the Oslo International School, Norway; from 2005 until 2016, Horn was on the board of the largest international school in the country, with over 600 students and more than 100 employees. During his time as Chairman, Horn oversaw the hiring of a new director and the implementation of an expansion project.
As an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Ragnar Horn has been a member of the Global Leaders Circle since 2017. In 2018, he became a member of Right to Play’s Global Leadership Council, having been involved with the charity’s philanthropic work since 2012.