Norges Bank

Birger Vikøren

Executive Director and Chief of General Secretariat


Tel.: +47 22 31 61 42

Norges Bank
P.O. Box 1179 Sentrum
0107 Oslo

Born: 1961


1994 PhD in International Finance, University of Oslo
1986 Graduate degree in Economics, University of Oslo

Work experience:


2016- Executive Director and Chief of General Secretariat
2012-2015 Executive Director, Monetary Policy
2010-2012 Deputy Executive Director, Norges Bank Financial Stability
2009-2010 Managing Director, the Norwegian State Finance Fund
2003-2009 Director, Norges Bank Financial Stability, Financial Markets Department
1997-2003 Director, Governor’s Staff for Investment Management, Norges Bank
1995-1997 Head of Division, International Department, Norges Bank
1995 Senior Advisor for foreign reserve management in the Market Operations Department, Norges Bank
1988-1994 Researcher, Financial Markets Group of the Research Department, Norges Bank. Also gave lectures and worked as an external examiner in economics at the University of Oslo
1987-1988 Economist, Economic Policy Department, Norges Bank
1986 Senior research assistant, Economics Department, University of Oslo


Chair of Norges Bank’s pension fund

Norges Bank's representative on the board of Finanstilsynet (Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway)

Edited 31 August 2018 12:39