– I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to lead Norway’s best human rights organization, for which I have had a great commitment for many years. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has a very strong team of employees who achieve results at a high level in the field of human rights, says Berit Lindeman.
The new Secretary General comes from the position as Policy Director at the NHC. She has a long career in the organization and has held several roles, including the position as director of communications. For more than 20 years she has worked on democracy building and human rights in a number of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Azerbaijan. She also has extensive experience and expertise in international election observation.
– I’m entering the position as Secretary General while Europe is in crisis. This makes our work for human rights challenging, but all the more important and even more relevant. I look forward to taking on this important task, says Lindeman who is a lawyer with a specialization in immigration law.
The chair of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Ragnhild Astrup Tschudi, is very pleased with the appointment of Lindeman.
– We are lucky to have so many skilled employees in the NHC. I know Berit Lindeman as a committed, solid, and professional leader. She knows the committee inside and out and has led the work in the policy department in an excellent way. I am also happy that we now get a woman as Secretary General of the NHC, says Astrup Tschudi.
Berit Lindeman will take over as Secretary General on 1 June 2022.