Former Governors


The Svalbard Act from 1925 states that on Svalbard there shall be a "Sysselmann" (Governor) who is appointed by the King. "Sysselmann" means the highest ranking official and is an older Norwegian term for the King's represetative in the region.

These have been Governor of Svalbard since 1925:

2009 - 2015

   Odd Olsen Ingerø

2005 - 2009

   Per Sefland

2005

   Sven Ole Fagernæs

2001 - 2005

   Odd Olsen Ingerø

1998 - 2001

   Morten Ruud

1995 - 1998

   Ann-Kristin Olsen

1991 - 1995

   Odd Blomdal

1986 - 1991

   Leif Eldring

1982 - 1986

   Carl A. Wendt

1978 - 1982

   Jan S. Grøndahl

1974 - 1978

   Leif Eldring

1970 - 1974

   Frederik Beichmann

1967 - 1970

   Stephen Stephensen

1963 - 1967

   Tollef Landsverk

1960 - 1963

   Finn Backer Midbøe

1956 - 1960

   Odd Birketvedt

1945 - 1956

   Håkon Balstad

1935 - 1941

   Wolmar Marlow

1933 - 1935

   Helge Ingstad (fullmektig)

1925 - 1933

   Johannes Gerckens Bassøe