Staff

CONTACT US +47 48 30 10 00 / post@nobelpeacecenter.org Our information desk is open Monday-Friday, between 08:00pm–4:00pm. Contact for Saturdays and Sundays: +47 95 44 70 15

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kjersti Fløgstad

Executive Director

kfl@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 91753862

Kjersti has overall responsibility for the center's strategy and activities, our finances and contact with public authorities.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I admire Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthis’ courage, cleverness, and integrity. They have done an incredible job fighting for the rights of children to be children, and for children’s rights to education.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Toril Rokseth

Programme Director

tr@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 95764972

Toril is head of the education department and responsible for school programs, Nobel School and guided tours.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Wangari Maathai - because she was tough and uncompromising, and a creative pioneer. Maathai planted millions of trees together with the Green Belt Movement. This was the first time that the Nobel Committee highlighted the link between environmental work and peace.

Nina Frang Høyum

Director of Exhibitions

nfh@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 48034852

Nina manages our department of visual communication and is responsible for the Nobel Peace Center's exhibitions.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Martin Luther King Jr., for his non-violent fight for civil rights in the United States; for equal civil and political tratment of all people. King's work resulted in, among other things, the introduction of a new Civil Rights Act in the U.S. in 1964 – the same year he received the Nobel Peace Prize. But, his dream that one day his four children would live in a country that does not judge you by the colour of your skin is unfortunately – almost 60 years later – just as relevant.

Kim Reksten Grønneberg

Communication and Marketing Director

krg@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 98299909

Kim is the head of the department that oversees marketing, media relations, partners, events, social media and our own Nobel Peace Shop.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Woodrow Wilson, the president who was the leading architect of the League of Nations (the forerunner of the UN) despite strong opposition at home. He had great faith in idealism and internationalism, a turning point in US foreign policy. Wilson argued for a just peace settlement after the First World War, which gave him the Peace Prize in 1919.

Jan-Morten Torrissen

Chief Financial Officer

jmt@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90155577

Jan-Morten has the overall responsibility for the finance, personnel and ICT functions, and for the ongoing operation of our organisation.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

When I was a political activist in my youth I admirered Mikhail Gorbachev, and the work he did nationally and internationally, when he took over as the leader of the USSR in 1985. Gorbachev was a central figure in ending the Cold War, and I think of him every time I'm in Berlin and see how the city has changed after the fall of the wall.

ADMINISTRATION

Ingvill Bryn Rambøl

Information

ibr@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 92452944

Ingvill is our press contact and is responsible for the press page. She is also the project manager for the annual peace conference Oslo Pax.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Carl von Ossietzky is a freedom of speech hero and one that means a lot to me because he was also a journalist, just like me. He risked his life for freedom of the press, imprisoned by the German Nazi-regime and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935.

Petter Sørum

Project Manager, Ignitor Fellowship program

ps@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 96010114

Petter manages the development of a leadership for Master students from all over the world, The Ignitor Fellowship.

Which Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

The one that never got it! Mahatma Gandhi was killed only days before the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. This year, no one received the prize.

Gunhild Valle Ottersland

HR Advisor

gvo@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 99270428

Gunhild works with personnel matters, personnel administration, recruitment, employment, HSE and safety rounds.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

René Cassin. At the age of 81, he got the prize for something he had been with twenty years earlier - namely, to formulate human rights

Kai Pettersen

Technical Manager

kp@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90050015

Kai is responsible for IT operations and security at the Nobel Peace Center

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nelson Mandela. Without a doubt.

Johanna Foss

Museum Educator (in maternity leave)

jfo@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 93252030

Johanna works with the development of teaching concepts, learning resources and content creation. She holds guided tours for school classes and private groups.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I became very interested in the work of Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad's efforts to make sexual violence visible. The fact that the two received the award together I thought was significant.

Helena Boyden Lamb

Head of Project Strategy and Partnerships

hbl@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 40547137

Helena develops strategic partnerships at the Nobel Peace Center.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I have been lucky enough to work for two Nobel Peace Prize laureates: the European Union and Human Rights Watch. These jobs convinced me that large, structural changes are required for progress at the same time we strengthen human rights.

Jessica Angstreich

Curator

ja@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 95249327

Jessica is responsible for developing and implementing exhibition projects.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Carl von Ossietzky. His incredible story is captivating and dramatic, with key words such as personal courage, disarmament, freedom of speech, world history, Nazism, the Norwegian royal household and international political relations.

Ida Dyngeland

Administrative Consultant

id@nobelpeacecenter.org

+ 47 48301000

Ida is responsible for invoicing, the switchboard and several administrative and financial tasks. She handles inquiries by email / telephone and booking of groups.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Denis Mukwege – his work is absolutely amazing. He dedicates his time to helping women and children. We need more people like him in the world.

Miriam Røsler

Museum Educator

mr@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 40204639

Miriam is an educator who creates exciting programmes for school children and other groups that visit the Nobel Peace Center.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nadia Murad for the courage to tell her story on behalf of many others. I also find Jane Addams inspiring! With pacifist conviction and empathy, and despite being a woman, she courageously criticized the American war policy in the early 1900s.

August Myrseth

Museum Educator

am@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 91590046

August is a historian and associate professor, and works as an museum educator. He works with teaching offers and dissemination aimed at school classes and other guests.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Ralph Bunche. The top diplomat's belief in the possibility of creating a better world order, reflected in his impressive resume: the creation of the Declaration of Human Rights, the demolition of the colonial system, peace talks - to name a few things of what Bunche was involved in.

Lisa Tennevoll Jensen

Project Manager

ltj@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 41683875

Lisa has the main responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating projects.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I was stuck in a tiny elevator with Tutu and the then Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad. Tutu negotiated my salary on my behalf but can't remember receiving any salary-increase... I guess I will get paid in heaven…?

Racha Hanine

Project Assistant, Ignitor Fellowship Program

rh@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 46220629

Racha is in charge of the Nobel Peace Center's digital platform Ignitor Fellowship Program. She is leading the content production and platform development.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Wangari Maathai is a great inspiration for the natural way she saw social and sustainability in context, and acted through her work – in addition to becoming Africa's first female Peace Prize laureate.

Helle Godnes

Guide

hg@nobelpeacecenter.org

Helle holds guided tours, and when you see her at the center, she is available for conversations and questions you may have about the Nobel Peace Prize.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Denis Mukwege. He has chosen to dedicate and risk his life for others, when he could have chosen a more comfortable life. His efforts have been crucial to those he helps, both with life-saving operations and support in regaining control of their own life.

Mette Bruaas

Digital Marketer and Content Producer

mb@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 99412817

Mette has the overall responsibility for content production on our social media channels and digital platforms.

Hvilken fredsprisvinner synes du er mest interessant?

Malala Yousafzai has definitely left her mark. Her work for children and their right to education has been, and still is, extremely important for us all to move forward in this world.

Hege Østmo

Branding and Sponsorship

ho@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90824150

Hege is responsible for brand and partner collaboration.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Bertha von Suttner,the first female peace prize winner. Suttner was a brave and strong voice against war back in the day, and she probably contributed to Alfred Nobel ending up choosing peace as one of the Nobel Prizes.

Asle Olsen

Curator

ao@nobelpeacecenter.org

98063634

Asle is responsible for developing and implementing exhibition projects

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) for the work of banning land mines, and for the way the Internet was used as a communication tool to achieve results in the negotiations.

Kiki Fallet

Digital Education Advisor

kf@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 92205759

Kiki is a digital educator and content developer. She is responsible for creating content on our digital school platform. In addition, she works with content development in exhibitions and other program projects

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

The National Dialogue Quartet, which was an association of four non-governmental organizations. I think the story of how Tunisia, as the only country after the Arab Spring, was able to create and adopt a new constitution based on democratic principles.

Thor-Kenneth Maarnes

Event Advisor

tkm@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 93433418

Thor-Kenneth is more than happy to help you with meetings, conferences and seminars on the topics of war, peace and conflict resolution. Together we can create an arena that inspires peace! Feel free to contact him for a non-binding conversation.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nelson Mandela. Do I need to say more?

Kristin Hanssen

Museum Educator (in maternity leave)

kh@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 97014547

Kristin works with teaching and development of school offers. She conducts guided tours for groups, both private and school classes.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

German journalist Carl von Ossietzky. The story of Ossietzky has all the right ingredients: a villain (Hitler) a hero (Ossietzky), good helpers and a deceitful servant (the lawyer ran off with the prize money). The only thing missing is a happy ending.

Anne Katrine Raassum

Advisor, ED’s office

akr@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 97066922

Anne Katrine is responsible for the director's activities and agreements. She coordinates, prepares and follows up the work in the management team and also works with current projects.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I have great respect for doers - those who take a personal risk by doing what they do. There are many examples, but one is Doctors Without Borders.

Caroline Thiis-Messel

Shop Manager

ctm@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 97758786

Caroline is responsible for the museum shop, which involves everything from product development, purchasing and operation.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Denis Mukwege. The work he does on ending the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war, and what it has to say for a society's development and future, is so important! Kailash Satyarthi must also be mentioned as his struggle to end child labor is highly admirable.

MUSEUM HOSTS

Katrina Lenore Sjøberg

kls@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I am extremely impressed with Nadia Murad and the resilience she demonstrates as she fights for peace and justice. I think she inspires many women, who have experienced sexual violence, to tell their story. Their voices can create an important movement.

Niklas A. Schjetlein

nas@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Kamaria Abdurahman Hussein

kah@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Malala and her fight for girls’ rights to education.

Marie Thoring

mt@nobelpeacecenter.org

Ønsker velkommen til Nobels fredssenter, og bistår mer enn gjerne hvis det skulle være noe du lurer eller ønsker å vite mer om.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

If I were to only listen to two speeches on repeat for the rest of my life, it would be Leymah Gbowee and Desmond Tutu. I have rarely become that inspired as when I hear them share their message on uniting people – no matter who you are and where you come from.

Jean Lorentzen

jlo@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama because of his continuous promotion of dialogue and non-violence for more than 60 years and has not given up. Peace is the manifestation of human compassion, he says. Without love and compassion, humanity cannot survive.

Mari Holmsen

mh@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Malala Yousafzai is a great role model – for her struggle for the right of all children to education all over the world. With Malala comes a powerful story and an admirable courage.

Sindre Børøsund Fløistad

sbf@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Ingrid Moshuus

im@nobelpeacecenter.org

Ønsker velkommen til Nobels fredssenter, og bistår mer enn gjerne hvis det skulle være noe du lurer eller ønsker å vite mer om.

Which Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Wangari Maathai. The way she combined the battle for sustainable development, human rights, women, democracy and peace has made a real impression. Maathai knew that societal issues has to be seen in a context and can rarely be solved alone. She was a fearless social activist that really expanded our understanding of peace.

Silje Marie Johansen

sj@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Denis Mukwege. Because of his vital and important work for the victims of the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukwege is a worthy winner and noble man.

Maja Goksør

mrg@nobelpeacecenter.org

Welcomes you to the Nobel Peace Center and is available to assist you in any way possible.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I am fascinated by Leymah Gbowee's story. She received the Peace Prize for her work for women’s rights to full participation in democracy and mobilizing people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. This shows what result we get with solidarity and working together.

Mina Fossum

Visitor Engagement Coordinator

maf@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 95019496

Mina makes everyone's visit to the Nobel Peace Center a five star experience. She is the leader of the museum staff, coordinates audience activities and meets with the audience in the museum.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nadia Murad. I stand by anyone who fights for women and minorities rights. Murad's powerful story got to me right away. Her courage to use her voice in a battle for peace both inspires and impresses me. She is really an example to follow.