Mondå Forlag | The team

Julien S. Bourrelle

Julien is the founder and co-owner of Mondå Forlag. Julien is also the author of the bestseller series The Social Guidebook to Norway, The Swedes and The Scandinavians. He is an astronautical engineer that lived in a variety of cultures and is known for his keynote lectures about cultural differences. He graduated from McGill University (Canada) in 2006 and from Technische Universität München (Germany) and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) in 2008.

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Elise H. Kollerud 

Elise is Mondå Forlag’s Head of Publishing and CEO. Elise is the illustrator and designer behind The Social Guidebook to NorwayWorking with Swedes, The Scandinavians and Norwegian Food. Elise is educated in sociology and nursing. 

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Marius Monsås Svenungsen

Marius was Mondå Forlag’s CEO in 2016-2017. Marius was a significant contributor in the early days of the publishing house. He worked with logistic and process optimization and the market introduction of the bestseller “The Social Guidebook to Norway”. Thanks to his work, Mondå Forlag had a great start and has been profitable from the first year and every year since than. 

Marius is a Mechanical Engineer. He graduated from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2017. He owns 5% of Mondå Forlag. 

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