01 January 0001

Vidar Helgesen

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Vidar Helgesen is Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.  A lawyer, diplomat, politician (H) and  a former minister. 

Vidar Helgesen is Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.

He has held several public positions in the Norwegian government, as Special Representative for the Ocean, Minister of Climate and Environment, Minister of European Affairs and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, as well as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He is a Board member of CICERO Center for International Climate Research and Norfund/The Norwegian Climate Investment Fund.

Internationally, he has served as Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and Special Advisor to the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He has been vice chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, is co-chair of the Advisory Board for the UN Decade for Ocean Science and member of the Strategic Council of the US National Academy of Sciences. 

Helgesen will take part of the panel discussion at Global Outlook 2023.