Public Figure Profiles

Rolf Østbye

Rolf Østbye (17 April 1898 – 20 November 1979) was a Norwegian businessperson.

He was born in Kristiania as a son of rector Niels Johan Hagerup Østbye (1866–1952) and Johanne Elisabeth Mellbye (1873–1962). From 1923 to 1931 he was married to Reidun Berg (1899–1976), and from 1933 he was married to Ellen Martinsen (1904–1997), a granddaughter of Gustav Martinsen.He worked in Ringnes Bryggeri, Lillehammer Bryggeri and Bjølsen Valsemølle at a young age, but took education as a chemical engineer. He was hired in Standard Telefon og Kabelfabrik in 1947, and became chief executive officer in 1949. In 1953 he was hired in Norsk Hydro, becoming Director-General (CEO) in 1956. He stayed in this position until 1966; after this he was chairman of the board from 1967 to 1970. From 1966 to 1973 he chaired the Norwegian Trade Council, which is now a part of Innovation Norway.

He was also a supervisory council member of Forsikringsaktieselskabet Norden.

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Some of their strengths

Rolf Østbye has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Altruistic, Innovative, Honest, Intuitive, Passionate, and Adventurous.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Rolf Østbye is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Rolf Østbye well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Rolf Østbye as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Rolf Østbye is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Rolf Østbye tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Rolf Østbye's challenges

While Rolf Østbye has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Rolf Østbye can be Short-tempered, Impulsive, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, and Anxious.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Rolf Østbye's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Anxious and Inflexible

Rolf Østbye is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Rolf Østbye also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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