As of April 1 BNCC will be strengthened with the presence of Larissa Costa Slottet as a part-time Administrative Officer. Her tasks will be to assist the BNCC Chairman and be the day-to-day link between BNCC and its members and network.
BNCC members may recall Larissa from her presentation at BNCC 10-year celebration last October.
Larissa is a Brazilian professional living in Norway for 5 years. Her academic background is Pedagogy, Business Administration and International Relations.
Born in Brasilia, she worked as a teacher, a Personal Assistant to Ambassadors of several countries, thus increasing her skills in public relations and communication. She also worked as a management consultant for two years, which allowed her to gain considerable experience in the business world.
Larissa has lived in Australia, New Zealand and Spain, in addition to Norway and Brazil. In each of these countries she studied, worked and developed her personal experience.
Larissa speaks fluently Portuguese, English, Spanish and Norwegian and is currently learning French. She has great hands-on knowledge and more than 10 years of experience with training techniques. This, and her outgoing personality, gives her excellent communication skills.
In Oslo, as a Cultural and Language Consultant to the Foreign Ministry, she has trained individuals relocating to Portuguese-speaking countries, among which the Norwegian Ambassador in Brazil, the Norwegian General Consul in Rio de Janeiro, the Norwegian Ambassador Secretary in Mozambique.
In 2012 Larissa founded her company, Culturas. The services offered aim to reduce cultural and linguistic barriers between Norwegian and foreign cultures, especially in business.
Larissa is married to a Norwegian, Nils Slottet and they have a little Norwegian/Brazilian daughter, Nina, who incarnates the interaction of cultures in their lives.