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Anne Kari Hansen Ovind

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy

H.E. Anne Kari Hansen Ovind presented her credentials to the Right Honorable Governor General David Johnston on 26 January 2016 and became Norway’s Ambassador to Canada.

Over the past 6 years, she has led the Section for the High North, Polar Affairs and Resources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. Prior to this, she was Assistant Director General for the Environment and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and led the Norwegian Delegation to the UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York in 2006, 2007 and 2008. She was responsible for organizing the International High-Level Conference on Climate Change and Technology in Bergen 2009, hosted by then Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Ambassador Ovind has broad experience from bilateral cooperation with Russia in the north, including in the field of nuclear safety. 

As Adviser in the Section for Global Security and Nuclear Safety, she was instrumental in implementing Norway’s Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in Northern Areas. She joined the Foreign Service in 1996, but started her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 as part of the negotiating team for Norwegian membership of the European Union.

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