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The Bergen International Festival has 17,8 man-years in permanent posititions, and 3,2 man-years in temporary positions (per 31 Dec 2020). In addition, a couple of hundred volunteers contributes to the implementation of the Festival in May and June.

Lars Petter Hagen Artistic Director and Chief Executive

Programme & production

Tonje Elisabeth Peersen chief programming officer

Elisabeth Hobrad production manager

Karoline Zurhaar Meibom Stenberg logistic manager/producer

Frida Riisnes audience and volunteer coordinator

Maria Dalland Larsen project manager (substitute for Rachel Louis)

Pål Ferstad-Løland project Manager

Rachel Louis project manager (currently on leave)

Tormod Kleiveland producer

Marketing & communication

Nina Lauvsnes chief commercial officer

Donia Lina Nilsen communications associate

Helene Skoge sales and marketing manager

Kjersti-Lill Sørgård sales coordinator

Lene Therese Steimler sponsorship manager

Silje Sæterdal Bøyum communications advisor

Silje Vestvik communications manager

Vanja Hoff sponsorship coordinator and sustainability manager


Tom Nymark chief financial officer

Dag Erik Hagesæter IT manager

Dorota Zaniewicz administrative assistant

Karianne Mjelde accounts

Trude H. Claussen organisation secretary / PA to the director

See also the festival report for a complete overview (currently available in Norwegian only).

Read about the Board and statutes of the Bergen International Festival.


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