Sven Mollekleiv President of The Norwegian Red Cross

About Sven Mollekleiv

Since 2008 until October 9th 2017, Sven Mollekleiv has been President of the Norwegian Red Cross.

Family name and title Mollekleiv, Mr.
First Name Sven
Nationality Norwegian
Present function in National Society Honorary President
Date of birth:  02.03.55

 

Portrait of former Norwegian Red Cross President
Mr. Sven Mollekleiv

National Society Experience

  • 2017 Honorary President
  • 2008-2017 President of the Norwegian Red Cross
  • 1991-2001 Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross

International experience in the Movement

  • Sven Mollekleiv is Vice Chair of “Moveability", (the ICRC's Special Fund for Disabled) since 2001
  • Participation in the Statutory Meetings of the International Federation and the Movement in 1991, 1993. 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001; again in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015
  • Countless operational visits to International Federation, ICRC, and bilateral humanitarian operations in Africa, Middle East and Asia

Professional experience (outside the Movement)

2012
  • Senior Vice President/Sustainability at DNV GL
2002-2012
  • Head of DNV Corporate Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility  
 2005-
 2005-
  • Senior Vice President, DNV
 2004-
  • Parliamentary commissioner – world-wide DNV
 2004-
 2001-2003
 1991-2001
 1988-1992
 1987-1988
 1984-1987
 1982-1983
 1982-1984
 1978-1981
   
   

Other elective and appointed positions

   

40 years of civic, public and other engagement and leadership in a variety of organisations and institutions.

 2012
 2010
 2008-2014
 2007-2010
  • Member of the Board, Birkeland Innovation (University of Oslo)
 2007-
  • Member of the Board Performance Theatre
 2005-2010
  • President of the Association of NGOs in Norway
 2005-2009
  • Chairman of the Energy and Environment group of the “Capital City Project” initiated to strengthen innovation in Norway
 2005-2008
 2004-
  • Member of the “Reputation Commission”, tasked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider the strengthening Norway’s reputation.
 2002-2006
 1978-1979
  • Chairman – Norwegian Student Union
 2006-2008
 2004-2005
  • Chairman VIF  Football Board
2001-2006
  • Board Member at UWC Red Cross Nordic
 1999-2008
1989-1990
 1980-1983
 

 Formal education

   
   

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Master of Arts (M.A.), Major: Athletics

University of Bergen (UiB)
Undergraduate, Major: History - Minor: Chemistry, Social Sciences

University of Oslo (UiO)
History

 

 

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Medals and Awards:

  • In 2001 Norwegian Red Cross Medal of Honors for his  humanitarian work  national and international
  • In 2010 National award «Brobyggerprisen» for his work with integration
  • In 2015 The Royal order of St. Olav, Knight of First Class for great humanitarian work and service to society