Siri Lill Mannes is general manager of SpeakLab and an instructor of presentation courses. She is also one of our most often used TV hosts. Siri Lill opened the OECD’s World Forum in Paris, she interviewed Angelina Jolie in Geneva, chaired the annual conference of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises at the Norwegian Opera House and moderated the conversation between Jens Stoltenberg and Bill and Melinda Gates at the same venue.
Siri Lill started working for Norwegian television channel TV 2 when it was established in 1992. During the first years she was a foreign correspondent for the channel. Her best experience was meeting Nelson Mandela on the day he won the presidential election in 1994. In 1995 she anchored the news in the “Good Morning Norway” television programme. From 1999 until she left the channel in 2010, she anchored TV2’s main news programmes.
Receiving the 2000 Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s award, she was nominated the best television hostess for Norwegian television industry’s “2007 Gullruten award”. Siri Lill has a master’s degree in history and a cand.mag. degree in Russian.