Ms. Ann Ollestad

Ms Ann Ollestad holds Master Degree in Political Science/Candidatarerumpoliticarum from University of Oslo.
She started her career as freelance journalist in the daily newspaper, Aftenposten. She then mainly worked in the Ministry ofForeign Affairs, including posts in Paris, Bonn and Geneva. In 2000 she was appointed deputy under-secretary of State in theMinistry of Foreign Affairs. She held this position until 2007, when she was appointed Norwegian ambassador to India. Beforethe year ended, her ambassadorship was extended to Bhutan. In 2013 she was appointed ambassador of the newly openedNorwegian embassy in Yangon. From 2016 to 2017 she served as Special adviser to Department of European Affairs.Currently MsOllestad is Consul General Mumbai, Consulate of Norway.