Board and Staff

The U.S.- Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange is a bi-national foundation with a Board of Directors composed of four American and four Norwegian members. A staff of four oversees the day-to-day work of the Foundation.

Current Board Members


Honorary Chair:
Ine Eriksen Søreide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Board Members:

Kristin Danielsen
International Director
Research Council of Norway

Andreas Føllesdal
University of Oslo

Dag Kavlie
Special Adviser
Research Council of Norway

Yngvild Wasteson
Norwegian University of Life Sciences-
Norwegian School of Veterinary Science


Honorary Chair
Kenneth J. Braithwaite, U.S. Ambassador to Norway

Board Members:

Doris Jorde
University of Oslo

Eric Mandeville (Chair)
Capgemini Nordic AS

Ann McConnell
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy

William Whitaker
Consular Chief
U.S. Embassy


Petter Næss
Executive Director
+47 22 01 40 13

Rena Levin
Program Officer,  the U.S. program
Intecountry Lecturing Program
+47 22 01 40 10

Cathrine Schrumpf Nordahl
Senior Program Officer, the Norwegian program
+47 22 01 40 11

Kevin McGuiness
Financial Officer
+47 22 01 40 14