SPEAKERS

H. E. Ole Terje Horpestad

Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine

Born: 08.01.1956 in Stavanger

Family: Married, one son

Education: Master of Philology (Cand. Philol.), University of Bergen (1983)

Languages: English, Russian, French, German, Polish

Professional career:

2017 – Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Belarus with residence in Kyiv

2016 – Ambassador, Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv

2012 – 2016 Deputy Director General, Department for Culture and Protocol

2010 – 2012 Special Adviser on the High North 2006 – 2010 Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Paris

2002 – 2006 Director, Head of Section for Russia and the CIS-countries

1999 – 2002 Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Moscow

1997 – 1999 Counsellor (political affairs), Norwegian Embassy in Moscow

1996 – 1997 Deputy Head of Section on Economic Relations with Russia, Eastern and Central Europe.

1993 – 1996 First Secretary (economic affairs), Norwegian Embassy in Paris

1990 – 1993 Attach?/Second Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw

1988 – 1990 Trainee in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eastern/Central European desk

1987 – 1988 Interpreter, office of the Border Commissioner for the Norwegian – Soviet border, Kirkenes

1985 – 1987 Interpreter, office of the Governor of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

1983 – 1984 University lecturer in Russian language, University of Bergen.

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