Edited 10. Nov 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

Ole Solvang

Director of Partnerships and Policy



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

Ole Solvang

Updated November 2017

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

Per Byman
Secretary General for Radiohjälpen in Sweden

Lisa Cooper
Founder and CEO, Leadership Foundation

Sturla Stålsett
Professor - Religion, Society and Diaconal Studies at the Norwegian School of Theology

Harald Norvik 
Norwegian corporate leader 

Walter Kälin
International human rights lawyer

Hege Norheim
Senior Executive Search Consultant

Kiran Aziz
Attorney/Lecturer, Department of Law, Norwegian Business School

Jeremy Francis
Employee representative
Head of Support, NRC Jordan

Anne Huser
Employee representative 
Institutonal donor advisor

Robert Inzikoa
Deputy employee representative
HR adviser

Updated June 2017

NRC Organisational chart:

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Read caption NRC Organizational chart, December 2016.

NRC Field operations:

Read caption NRC Field operations. September 2017