About High North Dialogue

This annual conference brings together major stakeholders concerned with Arctic development. The purpose of the event is to encourage and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders to promote sustainable development in the Arctic, as well as information sharing and discussion of best practices.

The High North Dialogue Grand Committee

The High North Dialogue Grand committee consists of people with a big interest in the development of the High North. They are in positions where they are very much in contact with the people living in the High North, as well as working in positions and being involved in projects dedicated to the development of the region. The committee members are scientists, researchers, administrators, working in politics, journalists and even polar explorers!

  • Anatoli Bourmistrov – Professor – Nord University Business College
  • Andreas Raspotnik – Researcher – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School/The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Andreas Østhagen – Researcher – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School/The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Andrey Kazakov – Advisor – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Arne O. Holm – Editor-in-Chief – High North News
  • Benedikte Kosmo Underland – Advisor – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Bjørg Helene Jenssen – Head of Department – Innovation Norway Nordland
  • Bård Borch Michalsen – Associate Professor – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School/UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
  • Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen – Regional Director – NHO Nordland
  • Elena Dybtsyna – Associate Professor – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Elena Zhurova Sæther – Researcher – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Frode Mellemvik – Director – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Grete Ellingsen – CEO – Nordområd AS
  • Grete Kaare Hovelsrud – Professor – Faculty of Social Sciences, Nord University
  • Hogne Bø Pettersen – Communication advisor – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Jan-Gunnar Winther – Director – Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic
  • Jørgen Bikset – Advisor – Nordland County
  • Karen Marie Oseland – Research Associate and Leadership Group member – The Arctic Institute
  • Knut Harald Nygård – Project leader – Equinor
  • Petter Nore – Professor emeritus – The High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University Business School
  • Rita Lekang – Regional leader – LO
  • Tord Apalvik – Advisor – Bodø Municipality