- Turi Josefsen
Turi Josefsen is a Norwegian-American businesswoman. She was Vice-President of
United States Surgical Corporation(USSC) (headed by her husband, Leon C Hirsch), and CEO of the European division, Auto Suture Europe. In the early 1990s she was the highest-paid woman in corporate America and at one time reportedly the world's highest paid woman CEO. After USSC was taken over by Tyco Internationalshe joined the board of WebSurg S.A., a pioneering online surgical training programme.
Josefsen was born in
Hammerfestand has invested considerably in the area, including part-funding a new equestrian centre in 2003. She published a book and commissioned a film about the region.
Josefsen has endowed fellowships and chairs in surgery, including a Chair of Surgery at
University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC).
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.