Bente Angell-Hansen

Bente Angell-Hansen is a Norwegian former diplomat and the former Co-Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP-OEWG) of the World Health Organization. In this role, she played an instrumental role in the negotiations that led to the successful adoption of the PIP Framework.

From 2018-2022, Ms. Angell-Hansen served as the President of the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority. From 2011-2014, she served as the Secretary-General for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also held numerous ambassadorial roles, including serving as Norway’s Ambassador to Austria, Norway’s Ambassador to Hungary, Permanent Representative to the International Organisations in Vienna, and Head of the Norwegian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.

Ms. Angell-Hansen holds a degree in social sciences from the University of Oslo.

--:-- | --:--