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Mari Sundli Tveit Chief Executive

Sundli Tveit has extensive leadership experience and expertise in research and research policy. Her previous position as policy director at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) has also given her substantial insight into the research and innovation needs of business and industry.

She has previously been rector of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Chair of the Board of the Norwegian University and College Council. Sundli Tveit studied nature management (Cand. Agric.) at the universities of Tromsø, Trondheim and Bergen, and has a PhD in landscape architecture from UMB (now NMBU).

Sundli Tveit has held a number of positions in the R&D sector, including on the boards of the European University Association and of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

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