Edited 28. Mar 2017
NRC’s Senior Management Group works from the head office in Oslo.
Senior Management Group


Jan Egeland
Secretary General
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Geir Olav Lisle

Director of Org. Development / Deputy SG

Magnhild Vasset

Director of Field Operations

Harriet Rudd

Director of External Relations

Benedicte Giæver

Director of Expert Deployment / NORCAP

Erik Abild

Director of Partnerships and Policy (Interim)



Senior Management Group member's official positions / memberships outside NRC

Jan Egeland
Special Advisor to the UN Senior Envoy for Syria
Chair of ISSG Humanitarian Task Force
Council Member Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN)
Professor II University of Stavanger
Member of Arbeiderpartiet

Geir Olav Lisle
Member of the Board of ADRA International (Adventist Development and Relief Agency)
From Jan 1 2017, Member of the Board of ADRA Europe

Magnhild Vasset
Nothing to report

Benedicte Giæver
Member of ACAPs board

Harriet Rudd
Deputy board member 10H
Member of Youth Football Board Vålerenga football

Erik Abild (interim)
Member of Miljøpartiet de grønne
Member of Amnesty
Member of WWF
Member of Greenpeace


Updated December 2016

The Norwegian Refugee Council is a Norwegian foundation and must follow Norwegian law for foundations. 

For inquiries concerning the board, please contact info@nrc.no.


Idar Kreutzer
Chairman of the Board
CEO of Finans Norge.

Cecilie Hellestveit
Deputy Chairman
Adviser at the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) in Oslo and connected to the think tank Atlantic Council in Washington.

Per Byman
Secreatary General for Radiohjälpen in Sweden.

Lisa Cooper
Founder and CEO, Leadership Foundation

Ahmed A. Madar
Researcher and postdoctoral at the department for public health at the University of Oslo.

David Sanderson
Professor at the University of New South Wales.

Simon Giverin 
Employee representative
Program adviser Myanmar/Bangladesh

Robert Inzikoa
Deputy employee representative
HR adviser

Anne Huser
Deputy employee representative 
Institutonal donor advisor


Updated March 2017

NRC Organisational chart:

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Read caption NRC Organizational chart, December 2016.

NRC Field operations:

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Read caption NRC Field operations. March 2017