Chairman and Executive Board member at Norges Bank, Norway
Øystein Olsen has been the Chairman and Member of Executive Board at Norges Bank since January 1, 2011. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Director General of Statistics Norway.
He served as Director General of Economic Policy Department, Norwegian Ministry of Finance from 1999 to 2005. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Head of the Research Department, Statistics Norway. From 1993 to 1999, he was a Professor II at BI Norwegian School of Management. From 1994 to 1996, he served at Avdelingsdirektør, Økonomiavdelingen and Finansdepartementet. From 1977 to 1990 and From 1991 to 1994, he served as Deputy Director General of Economic Policy Department at Norwegian Ministry of Finance. From 1990 to 1991, he served at ECON Centre for Economic Analysis. From 1985 to 1986, he was at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley.
Øystein Olsen serves as a Governor of the International Monetary Fund. He holds a Postgraduate degree in Economics (Cand. oecon) from the University of Oslo in 1977.