Mandate and Board Members
The Board of Directors consists of members with various backgrounds, including activists, academics, professionals working in the public or private sector, and representatives of the Rafto Staff and Prize Committee. The Board members work without remuneration. The Board is independent and self-recruiting. In addition to the legally defined work, the Board provides the final approval of candidates for the Rafto Prize nominated by the Rafto Prize committee.
Frode Elgesem - Chairperson
Judge, Borgarting Court of Appeal
Phone: +47 416 96 089
Anders Skjævestad - Deputy chairperson
CEO, DNB Life Insurance.
Line Alice Ytrehus - Chair of Rafto Prize Committee
Professor, Department of Intercultural Studies, NLA University College.
Research Director, Christian Michelsen Research Institute (CMI).
Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, NHH.
Anders Waage Nilsen
Design strategist and business developer.
Kistefos fellow/MPA 2019 Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Anne Lise Fimreite, Professor at Department of Comparative Politics at University of Bergen
Senior Advisor, Rafto Foundation.
Ingrid Malene Liavik (observer)
Leader of Friends of the Rafto Foundation.