Managing DirectorStig_bilde_portrett

Stig Marthinsen
+47 400 74 750

Stig Marthinsen holds a MBA from BI, and has worked with international and EU issues for many years. Formerly employed at the Directorate General for the Information Society (DG INFSO, now DG Connect), working with project development, program management and dissemination of results.


EU Advisor

Karsten Austkarsten
+47 474 619 00

Karsten is of German origin and has been living in Scandinavia for almost 20 years. He holds a master’s degree in political science with focus on EU´s foreign and regional policy. Karsten speaks fluently German, Norwegian, Swedish, and English and has a good command of Russian.
At our office, Karsten is working with project development, consulting and as coordinator for the regional EU network Horizon South Norway.


EU Advisor

Nikolai Grødum Grønbergimg_6045
+47 917 63 105

Nikolai has a master’s degree in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo. He represents the South Norway European Office in Brussels, where the immediate proximity to EU-institutions and international networks enable swift access to the latest information relevant to the Agder-region. He attends meetings and info events, and produces articles for our webpages and reports for actors in the region.

Communications OfficerStine Elise Sotnedal Bremnes

Stine Elise Sotnedal Bremnes
+47 93 25 39 30

Stine Elise Sotnedal Bremnes holds a master´s degree in political communication from the University of Agder, and a bachelor´s degree in journalism from Nord University.