Mr. Fredriksen comes from the position as diplomatic advisor to the Prime Minister of Norway. He has previously been Norway’s Ambassador to Ukraine and Consul General of Norway in Murmansk, Russia, and has extensive experience with Arctic affairs and security policy. He also worked with the Norwegian ministry of Trade. Mr. Fredriksen is a graduate of the University of Tromsø, Norway in Russian studies, world literature and structural linguistics. He conducted additional studies in Stuttgart, Germany.
Statement from the Ambassador-Designate:
Dear friends, partners and colleagues:
It is with excitement and anticipation I am now preparing to take up my position as Norway’s new ambassador to Canada. It happens in the most difficult of times for both our countries and for the world. Still, my family and I have been happy to pack up our lives and move across the Atlantic to do all we can to strengthen and deepen the cooperation with our friend and ally, Canada. I look forward to work with all of you to this end, and to achieve tangible and durable results.