Secretary General, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

I strongly believe that a progressive and positive development of sports depends on good governance on all levels. Sports leaders, both on the national and international level, need to take today`s challenges seriously. This forum is an excellent arena for debate and sharing of best practices in the field of good governance in sports.

Secretary General of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (Norwegian NOC) since 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Andersen had a successful career as head coach of both the Norwegian and the Swiss cross country national teams, before he entered the Norwegian bank sector as head of Human Resources at Storebrand Bank and Finansbanken.

Mr. Andersen holds a major in sports science from The Norwegian School of Sports Science. 

As the Secretary General of the Norwegian NOC, Mr. Andersen has the daily operational responsibility of the largest non governmental organization in Norway with 2 million memberships and 12,000 sports clubs. The Norwegian NOC is the only sports organization in the world that encompasses the grassroot sports, the Olympic sports, the Paralympic sports, sports for people with intellectual disabilities and sports for people with hearing disabilities.

With such a wide range and diverse set of goals and target groups comes great responsibility with regards to good governance. It is an important task for a Secretary General of the Norwegian NOC to make sure that the whole organization complies with the core values of the Norwegian sports movement on a daily basis.