Administrator

Bente Angell-Hansen

President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA)

Education 
Degree in social sciences, University of Oslo. Programmes of study: political science, concentrating on
international politics; French; public law

Work experience 
January 2018  President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority

2014‐2017  Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and Permanent Representative to the
International Organisations in Vienna

2011‐2014  Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2007‐2011  Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Norway in
Geneva

2005‐2007  Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary

2000‐2005  Director General, Department of International Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister

1998‐2000  Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1995   Assistant Director General, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1993   Assistant Director General, Department of External Economic Affairs I,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1991   Head of Division, Department of External Economic Affairs I,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1990   Head of Division, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1986‐1990  Executive Officer, North‐South Section, Department of Multilateral Development
Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1982‐1985  Attaché/Second Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in Canberra, Australia

1979   Foreign Service Trainee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1978‐1979  Executive Officer, Ministry of Trade and Shipping

1976‐1978  Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

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Upcoming Event

Mar
3
12:30

The Brussels effect: How the European Union rules the world

This event will challenge the narrative that Europe is in decline, by asking whether Europe does in fact rule the world.

Speakers: Bente Angell-Hansen, Anu Bradford and Giuseppe Porcaro Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels