Katinka Leiner has been heading Ferd Social Entrepreneurs since its establishment in 2009. She was at the board of EVPA for 5 years and is a long standing board member of The Social Capital Fund in Denmark. Ferd SE is primarily investing in social entrepreneurs in Norway, with a broad array of investment tools ranging from grants to loans, SIBs and equity. Katinka has a Masters degree in engineering and was previously for 11 yrs the Director of Strategy and Communications at Innovation Norway, the Norwegian governmental body for industrial development and entrepreneurship. She has also held political positions in Oslo as a Labour Party member.