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Lise Nordgaard

Consul General of Norway

Ms. Lise Nordgaard has been serving as Consul General of Norway in Shanghai since January 2021. She has been working in the Norwegian Foreign Service since the late 1990s and has served at foreign missions in Moscow, Singapore, Beijing, and Yangon before coming to Shanghai.

Ms. Nordgaard has actively promoted public agendas such as gender equality, women empowerment, diversity, and inclusion, which are top priorities of the Norwegian government under the UN SDG framework. In Shanghai, she has initiated a series of women-themed events in collaboration with Norwegian and multilateral companies and organizations to shed light on achieving gender equality on corporate boards and senior management levels in traditionally male-dominated fields such as shipping, finance, and STEM.

Ms. Nordgaard holds a Master of Arts in Russian Studies (cand. philol.) from the University of Tromsø in Norway. She is married and has four children

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