Rolf A. Vestvik

Rolf A. Vestvik (born 1969) has throughout his professional life worked with international issues and foreign policy. Vestvik also has a communications background with particular emphasis on political communication, campaigns and lobby-work. In addition, he has unique experience in crisis communications management.

Vestvik worked as a diplomat in the Norwegian Foreign Service, predominantly engaged with the Middle East, the Balkans, Nordic issues and development policy. From 2005 Vestvik was the Advocacy and Communications Director at Norwegian Refugee Council, Norway's largest humanitarian organisation, where he led the global work on government relations and communications. Vestvik has experience from the Norwegian parliament as a political advisor to the Socialist Left Party. He subsequently contributed to the establishment of the Norwegian think-tank “Agenda”s international work. Vestvik has held a number of positions in the field of international politics, including as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, member of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry's Security Policy Advisory Council and a board member of the International Council for Voluntary Organizations.

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