Tina Søreide appointed as Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority

Tina Søreide has been appointed by the Norwegian Government as the new Director General of the Competition Authority. Søreide is currently a professor at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

– The Norwegian Competition Authority shall contribute to the efficient use of our common resources by promoting competition to the benefit of consumers and businesses. With her strong professional background, extensive experience and broad network of contacts, I think Tina Søreide is the right candidate to lead the Norwegian Competition Authority in the coming years, says Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre.

Press release from the Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

– The Competition Authority has an important function in society. It operates in an area that is both challenging and significant. I am looking forward to getting started and working with a solid organization, says Tina Søreide.

Tina Søreide
Tina Søreide is currently a professor at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law at the Norwegian School of Economics and has a unique expertise in the intersection between law and economics. She holds a PhD in Economics and her academic work has particularly focused on corruption. She has held a three-year postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen and has written a number of articles and books together with lawyers. Søreide has carried out work for a number of international organizations, including the OECD and the World Bank. She has been active in the public debate for a number of years, in particularly with regard to corruption related issues. In 2020, she won the Research Dissemination Award at NHH.

Tina Søreide has been appointed for a term of six years. The exact date on which she will take up the position as Director General is yet to be agreed.

 

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