Press Release: New Executive Director at the Oslo Center


Finn Jarle Rode will start as the new Executive Director of the Oslo Center on 1 January 2019. He succeeds Einar Steensnæs, who has held the position since October 2017.

Mr. Rode comes from the position as Director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) headquarters in Geneva. He has more than 15 years of experience in IFRC and has been IFRC’s Country Director in Afghanistan, North Korea and Eastern Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands.

Mr. Rode has also held different positions in the private sector in Norway, including within shipping and the hotel industry.


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