Nordic Council of Ministers welcomes five new managers
4th of July 2023
A delighted Secretary General welcomed the new Nordic managers from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway to the headquarters of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen today. The new team members have been selected from a large number of competent applicants from across the region.
“I’m delighted to welcome our new Nordic colleagues, who will become part of the Nordic family in the near future. Welcome Ida, Dan, Unni, Peter and Inga. But I’m also sad to bid farewell to Jonas, Helle and Torfi, and thank them for all the energy and all the hard work they’ve put into the Nordic Council of Ministers,” says Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
New Nordic managers
- Ida Heimann Larsen – Chief of Staff.
Ida joins us as Chief of Staff at the Nordic Council of Ministers. Until recently, Ida has been Head of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Department for Growth and Climate and before that she was the Danish representative in the Nordic Committee for Co-operation.
- Dan Koivulaakso – Head of Department for Growth and Climate.
Dan comes from the role of State Secretary in the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. He’s worked with strategic planning and policy management, including EU policies.
- Unni Kløvstad – Head of Department for Gender Equality, International Co-operation, Natural Resources and Culture.
Unni’s background is with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she’s been Head of Department of the division for maritime and business development.
- Peter Cavala – Head of Department for Knowledge and Welfare.
Peter has experience as Deputy Municipal Director for the municipality of Kristianstad and Director of Community Development in the County Administrative Board in Region Skåne. In that role, Peter was responsible for running the municipal management office.
- Inga Hanna Gudmundsdottir, Head of HR and Law.
Inga comes from the role of Head of HR in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), where she has extensive experience in HR management, employee relations and strategic planning.
Many thanks and good luck
The new team is taking over from Jonas Wendel, Chief of Staff; Torfi Jóhannesson, Head of the Department for Gender Equality, International Co-operation, Natural Resources and Culture; and Helle Glen Petersen, Head of Department for Knowledge and Welfare. The Nordic Council of Ministers would like to thank everyone and wishes them best of luck for the future.