Berit Reiss-Andersen

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Berit Reiss-Andersen
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Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Assumed office
20 February 2017
Preceded byKaci Kullmann Five
Board Member of the Nobel Foundation
Assumed office
2014
Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
In office
1 January 2012 – 31 December 2017
President of the Norwegian Bar Association
In office
2008–2012
Preceded byAnders Ryssdal
Succeeded byErik Keiserud
State Secretary for the Minister of Justice and Police
In office
7 November 1996 – 4 April 1997
Prime MinisterThorbjørn Jagland
MinisterAnne Holt
Gerd-Liv Valla
Preceded byIngeborg Moen Borgerud
Succeeded byIngunn Yssen
Personal details
Born (1954-07-11) 11 July 1954 (age 65)
Drøbak, Akershus, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Pjotr Sapegin (formerly)
ProfessionLawyer

Berit Reiss-Andersen (born 11 July 1954) is a Norwegian lawyer, author and politician. She is a member of the Norwegian Labour Party. She is chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2017.[1] She is also a board member of the Nobel Foundation.

Before, she was state secretary for the Minister of Justice and Police from 1996 to 1997 and as President of the Norwegian Bar Association from 2008 to 2012.

References[change | change source]

  1. Libell, Henrik Pryser (2 May 2017). "Lawyer and Crime Novelist to Lead Nobel Peace Prize Committee". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2017.