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Harald Solberg took up the position as CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in 2018. From June 2016 through 2017, Solberg was Chief of the Royal Secretariat. He served as Deputy CEO at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association from 2015 to 2016, and from 2011 to 2015 as Director of Industrial Policy and Communication.

Solberg has previously held the position as CEO of Dagsavisen and has also worked as Executive Director at Mentor Media (2005-2011), State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance (2003-2005), political advisor to the office of the Prime Minister (2001-2003), and as political advisor in the Norwegian Parliament and deputy parliamentary representative for the Christian Democratic Party. Solberg holds a cand. mag. in political science from the University of Oslo.

“The Norwegian shipowners’ Association is a strong advocate for sustainable shipping. We highly value our partnership with the ICS and fellow member associations. By working together, we can find global solutions to the major challenges facing the industry and most importantly how to reduce emissions in line with the IMO ambition.”

Harald Solberg,  CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association