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

Norwegians:

Honorary Chair:
Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Board Members:

Karen Nossum Bie
Former Deputy Director General (retired)
Norwegian  Ministry of Education & Research

Andreas Føllesdal
Professor
University of Oslo

Dag Kavlie
Special Adviser
Research Council of Norway

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

Americans:

Honorary Chair
Chargé d’Affaires James P. DeHart
U.S. Embassy

Board Members:

Doris Jorde
Professor
University of Oslo

Eric Mandeville (Chair)
Principal
Capgemini Nordic AS

Ann McConnell
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy

William Whitaker
Consular Chief
U.S. Embassy

Staff:

Petter Næss
Executive Director
+47 22 01 40 13
petter@fulbright.no

Rena Levin
Program Officer,  the U.S. program
Intecountry Lecturing Program
+47 22 01 40 10
rena@fulbright.no

Cathrine Schrumpf Nordahl
Senior Program Officer, the Norwegian program
+47 22 01 40 11
cathrine@fulbright.no

Kevin McGuiness
Financial Officer
+47 22 01 40 14
kevin@fulbright.no