Vibeke Fürst Haugen takes the helm as new Director General of Norway’s NRK
Vibeke Fürst Haugen joined NRK in 1994 and has long experience with editorial and strategic management. She previously held the position of Director of the Marienlyst Division, which includes the departments of sport, entertainment, documentaries and society, culture, P3 and NRK Super. Before that, she was editor of NRK Super.
She succeeds Thor Gjermund Eriksen, who led NRK for 10 years, and she is the first woman to run Norway’s leading media organization.
Commenting on her appointment, Vibeke Fürst Haugen said: “I think this is the country's most exciting media management job. I am passionate about public service broadcasting and am motivated by NRK's mission and high ambitions. We will strengthen and develop democracy by delivering world-class content that can bring together and engage everyone who lives in Norway. NRK is teamwork, and I cannot think of anything more rewarding than being able to lead NRK into the future”.
Norway’s Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen commented “NRK is one of our most important cultural institutions, and the position as Director General is one of the most important jobs in the Norwegian media industry. From both a media and gender equality perspective, it is very gratifying that NRK gets such a solid and skilled leader”.