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
Richard H. Riley, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy 

Board Members:

Doris Jorde
University of Oslo

Tristram Perry
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy

William Warner
Associate Professor
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Eugenia W. Davis
Consular Chief
U.S. Embassy


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fulbright staff are primarily working from home. Please contact us by e-mail.

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

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