The Passing of Bjørn Benum, founder of Benum AS


Siv. Ing. Benum AS announces with great sadness the passing of our beloved founder and Chairman, Bjørn Benum. Bjørn passed away peacefully Tuesday the 6th of March 2018 after short-term illness.

Bjørn Benum was a true pioneer in the audio industry in Scandinavia. For more than 50 years, Mr. Benum has served as an inspiration to all Benum Associates, past and present. He was a role model for those of us who were privileged to work with him. The welfare of Benum as a company and its associates was his highest priority. Business integrity, respect, and fair treatment for all was his motivation. 

In recent years, Bjørn focused on involving the next generation leadership in Benum Norway and Sweden and transfer his knowledge and experience to them. 
Even if we greatly miss Bjørn we are privileged and grateful to share the wonderful memories, passion, humanistic values, love and evolution of Benum AS. His memory is living in our hearts and deeds. He will continue to live on, through us.

We warmly thank Bjørn for what he has meant to all of us. We hope the whole audio and music industry will join us in extending thoughts and prayers to his beloved wife Nina Benum.

For those of you who want to reach out to Nina, you can do that via email:, phone:+47 970 55 933 or address: Via Bedea 11, 6986 Novaggio, Switzerland.

It will be held a private funeral service at Nina and Bjørn Benum´s home in Switzerland

Ronald Hernes, VP Sales