Board of Directors Norway

Finn Jarle Rode


Finn Jarle Rode is the new elected Chairman of the Governing Board of the Oslo Center. He is following Former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, who take on of the seats as member of the Governing Board

Kjell Magne Bondevik

Founder and Board Member

Kjell Magne Bondevik is the founder and Executive Chair of the Oslo Center. Mr. Bondevik was elected Prime Minister of Norway in 1997, and appointed Prime Minister again in 2001, serving until 2005.

Eldbjørg Løwer

Former Minister of Defense and former Minister of Labour and Administration

Eldbjørg Løwer is a Norwegian politician from the Liberal Party (Venstre). She is a graduate of the ceramics department of the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry.

Julie Christiansen

Former Member of Parliament

Julie Christiansen works as special advisor in the department of international cooperation in the Research Council of Norway (RCN). She holds an academic degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo.

Sverre Lodgaard

Senior Research Fellow Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Sverre Lodgaard is a Senior Research Fellow and former Director (1997-2007) of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Before joining NUPI, he directed the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR, 1992-1996).

Kristina Alnes

Director at CICERO Shades of Green

Kristina is a Director at CICERO Shades of Green, where she leads the work on green equity and product strategy. Kristina has over 10 years of experience in ESG assessments and corporate sustainability.

Olav Kjørven

Senior Director of Strategy at EAT

Olav Kjørven is EAT’s Senior Director of Strategy. In this role, Olav is part of EAT’s Leadership team and provides strategic oversight to EAT’s policy work, leads engagement on global policy arenas, and guides EAT’s science and knowledge initiatives for maximum impact on food systems policies and practices

Board of Directors Kenya

Bosire Nyamori


Bosire is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi.

Prof. Catherine Ndungo


Professor Catherine is an Associate Professor at the Department of Kiswahili at
Kenyatta University

Einar Steensnæs


Einar is a Former Minister of Education and former Church Affairs and Minister of Petroleum and Energy

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