Ole Andreas is Norway’s new man in Murmansk

Ole Andreas Lindeman is Norway's new Consul General in Murmansk.

Norwegian diplomat Ole Andreas Lindeman takes over the post as Consul General in Murmansk this fall.


Lindeman has earlier been with the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow. He was Deputy Director General with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the period from 2007 to 2011. Before that, Lindeman was a research fellow for a year with the Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies where he wrote a report about Norwegian foreign policy in the High North.

Ole Andreas Lindeman takes over the post in Murmansk from Øyvind Nordsletten, Consul General for the last two years.

There are today some 20 Norwegian companies that operate in Murmansk, far more than any other countries. Also, many Norwegian organisation and institutions have active cooperation with partners in Murmansk.

The Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk has more than 20 employees and ensures the multilevel contact network on the regional level in Russia’s north-western corner. In addition to Murmansk Oblast, the Consulate General also represents Norway’s interests in Arkhangelsk Oblast and Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The region has more than two million inhabitants.

To Moscow, Norway has appointed new Ambassador from the autumn. Leidulv Namtvedt takes over the post after Knut Hauge. Leidulv Namtvedt has ealier been Norwegian Ambassador in Finland.