Helge O. Svela (born 1979) is the CEO of Media City Bergen. Svela is an award winning investigative journalist and editor. As a journalist in Bergens Tidende, Svela won a Skup-diploma for the
fact checking initiative faktasjekk.no.
Svela held various leadership positions over 11 years in Bergens Tidende, og was in charge of the newspapers coverage of the 2011 terrorist attack. Svela has also led various innovation
initiatives in Bergen Tidende, among them New digital formats, which won a silver medal in the 2022 INMA Awards for innovation in newsroom.
He startet as the CEO of Media City Bergen i September 2022. Media City Bergen is a media and media tech cluster with more than 100 member companies. Svela has written the book When he met his
hound, and has one of the smartest dogs in the world, the border collie Whisky.