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Therese Jebsen is Program Manager Business and Human Rights and Senior Advisor. The objective of the Business and Human Rights program is to work with businesses, business students and human rights defenders to promote awareness and to develop capacities to implement the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Jebsen is responsible for the long-term support with a number of Rafto Laureates.
Jebsen has been the Executive Director of the Rafto Foundation (2008-2014). She has held various positions with the Rafto Foundation since its early years. As Executive Director of the Rafto Human Rights House 1997-2008 she was instrumental in developing a platform for the Rafto Foundation. Jebsen has a Master of Science Degree from Norwegian School of Economics, NHH (1994) and has completed a highly ranked organizational leadership programme (2012).