Kathrine Angell-HansenDr. & Director, JPI Oceans, Norway
Kathrine Angell-Hansen is the Director of the secretariat to the joint programming initiative on Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans presently supported by 20 European member countries. She took up the position in 2010 after being seconded for 4 years to the European Commission on marine and maritime science and technology in the development of The Integrated European Maritime Policy. Prior to this she worked close to 10 years in public sectors in Norway, lastly as a Deputy Director General in the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs department of budget as well as research and innovation policy. During this period she was also a Norwegian delegate to the Food quality Safety program under the European Framework Program 6. Before that she was employed by the Research Council of Norway with responsibility for the biotech, food and maritime industry and innovation programs, industrial strategy development and international cooperation.
Kathrine likewise has 10 years’ experience from two of the largest Norwegian companies amongst others in the aquaculture and seafood with the responsibility for trade policy, marketing and product development towards the European market. This also led her to work for some years in France and Denmark and participate in different strategy groups on merger processes.
She has been a board member in the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Kathrine was also part of the steering group for Foresight aquaculture conducted by The Norwegian Research Council) as well as the restructuring group on “green” and “blue ” research institute sectors alliance in Norway leading into NOFIMA. Her background is from the University of Oslo, where she holds an extended master’s degree in strategic planning from the faculty of natural sciences.