General Secretariat and General Counsel

General Secretariat

The department performs secretariat, coordinating and governance functions on behalf of the Bank's executive management.

Duties include:

  • Coordinating strategy and governance processes for central banking operations
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance in central banking operations
  • Serving as the secretariat for the Executive Board and executive management

Acting Executive Director and Chief of General Secretariat: Ingunn Valvatne

Contact:
Director Bjarne Gulbrandsen (Secretariat)
Tel. outer office: +47 22 31 61 82

Governance, risk and compliance (GRC)

The GRC unit is responsible for risk management on behalf of the Bank's executive management and works to ensure effective governance, control and regulatory compliance in central banking operations.

Director of the GRC: Kathrine Stang Ottesen
Tel. outer office: +47 22 31 61 82

General Counsel

The General Counsel holds ultimate responsibility for providing legal advice to the Executive Board and the executive management of Norges Bank.

Duties include:

  • Quality assurance of legal advice provided to the Bank's departments relating to major issues
  • Monitoring of the Bank's interests in legal issues in the EEA and international fora

General Counsel Marius Ryel
Tel. +47 22 31 63 31

Communications Director

The Communications Director has overall responsibility for providing communications advice to Norges Bank's executive management and the Executive Board.

Communications Director Runar Malkenes
Tel.: +47 22 31 64 68

Published 1 June 2012 08:00
Edited 27 November 2017 09:30
Ingunn Valvatne
Acting Chief of General Secretariat

Contact:

Tel.: +47 22 31 63 12

Marius Ryel
General Counsel

Contact:

Tel.: +47 22 31 63 61

Runar Malkenes
Communications Director

Contact:

Tel.: +47 22 31 64 68 / 95 21 42 83
E-mail: Runar.Malkenes@Norges-Bank.no