Corporate and Shared Services

The department is responsible for central bank support functions.

Duties include:

  • Providing legal advice and handling legal matters
  • Contributing to governance processes and following up the budget, accounting and procurement
  • Responsibility for security, safety and contingency preparedness
  • Responsibility for service functions, including secretariat duties and front office services
  • Responsibility for management, operation and maintenance of central bank facilities
  • Responsibility for HR strategy and employer duties and obligations
  • Responsibility for operational communications activities, language services and information management

Executive Director: Jannecke Ebbesen
Tel. +47 22 31 62 26

Departmental units:


The Legal Unit provides legal advice and services on all legal matters relating to the activities of Norges Bank Central Banking Operations, with particular emphasis on central bank legislation and payment and settlement systems, financial instruments and asset management, notes and coins and the management of Norges Bank. The unit is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules for public administration procedures.

Director: Alexander Behringer
Tel. +47 22 31 66 96

The Finance Unit is responsible for financial management, accounting, procurement and administrative process management. The unit is also responsible for operational support for operational risk management and governance systems staff.

Director: Ørjan Agdesteen
Tel. +47 22 31 61 59


The main responsibility of the Security Unit is to safeguard the operational security of the central bank. The Security Unit is responsible for security management at Norges Bank, with primary emphasis on contingency preparedness and structural security. The unit also has operational responsibility for physical security, ie guarding buildings, other material assets, staff and visitors. Other primary tasks include providing guidelines for information security and performing security checks and clearances for permanent and temporary staff.

Acting Director: Carl-Axel Hagen
Tel. +47 22 31 66 04

Property Management

The unit is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and development of Norges Bank's headquarters at Bankplassen 2 and the Bank's holiday and conference facilities. Norges Bank's headquarters are located in a monumental building in Oslo of high cultural heritage value, and the unit's tasks involve meeting high standards with regard to security, functionality and design that are specifically tailored to the Bank. Other key tasks include further development of sustainable building design and operation and the efficient utilisation of space and standardisation of work stations to facilitate increased flexibility and reduce the need for reconstruction.

Director: Kristin Fagerhaug
Tel. +47 22 31 62 43


The HR Unit is responsible for fulfilling the Bank's role as employer, including formulating and implementing the Bank's HR strategy, salaries, wage negotiations, HSE and personnel handling in crises events. The Unit is also responsible for the occupational health service and organisational and leadership development for areas in central banking operations. In addition the Unit is responsible for managing the service centre and for organising major international conferences and events hosted by the Bank.

Director: Jane Aamodt Haugland
Tel. +47 22 31 69 02 / +47 90 98 99 54


The Communications Unit is responsible for operational activities related to communications at Norges Bank. Tasks include media advice and management, reponsibility for the Bank’s intranet and external website, language services and public speaking activities for executive management.

Acting Head of Communications and External Relations: Andreas Andersen
Tel. +47 22 31 61 63 / +47 98 84 86 44

Information Management

The unit is responsible for information management at Norges Bank. Tasks include responsibilities related to the central archives, Norges Bank's library, collections and the art collection.

Director: André Neergaard
Tel. +47 22 31 65 64

Published 6 February 2007 13:05
Edited 9 March 2017 18:12
Jannecke S. S. Ebbesen
Executive Director, Corporate and Shared Services


Tel.: +47 22 31 62 26