Senior Counsellor for Riksantikvaren (Directorate for Cultural Heritage under the Royal Ministry of the Environment)
Mr. Nypan has a PhD in Sociology of organisations. He first worked with business development for the Swiss FAOW Foundation in Basel and then as Research Manager in Sri Lanka. He subsequently entered business management for 12 years, working for some of Norway’s leading companies. For 5 years he was CEO of a consultancy and for 2 years he worked for the world leader in ‘PR and Communication’; Burson-Marsteller.
In 1996 he joined the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Environment as a project manager and the Cultural Heritage authorities since 2000.
From 2003 he was Chair of the ‘European Working Group on EU Directives and Cultural Heritage’, with representatives from 16 European nations. From 2008 to 2012 he was Chair of the EHLF (European Heritage Legal Forum), a government coordination group of 21 countries working with EU legislation and cultural heritage. He has participated in a number of EU projects and has worked as an expert for the EU Commission on subjects related to cultural heritage, research, economy and policies. Mr. Nypan has an extensive publication list and lecture experience.