Kjerstin Askholt is the current governor of Svalbard. She has been in the position since 1 October 2015.

CV Kjerstin Askholt

  • Born in Oslo in 1962
  • Master’s degree in law,  University of Oslo, 1988.
  • Appointed Governor of Svalbard 1 October 2015.
  • Director General in the Polar Affairs Department in the Ministry of Justice and Public Security 2003 – 2015.
  • Various managerial positions in the Correctional Services Department in the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. Among other things she also was a deputy director at Bredtveit prison in Oslo.