Nils Arne Johnsen

Director, Regional Business Development, Troms County Council; Formerly International Arctic Director, Ramboll Group

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Nils Arne Johnsen is the Director for Regional Business Development in Troms County Council and the Principal and Owner of Haleyg.

He previously served as the Ramboll Group’s International Arctic Director. Ramboll has 13,000 professionals worldwide including 470 consultants in offices across the Arctic region, and provides services in transport, buildings, environment & health, water, energy, oil and gas, management consulting and planning & urban design.

Johnsen is a native Arctic resident and has an office in Tromsø, Norway. He has 25 years’ of experience in transport, regional planning and management consulting, both from public and private sector. He is also an active practitioner and offers services in strategy development, authority management and stakeholder engagement for large industrial or transportation projects in the Arctic. Johnsen is an experienced speaker on Arctic issues and has spoken or presented at conferences and seminars in 10 countries over the past three years.

With over 30 years’ operating experience in the Arctic, Ramboll has had a dedicated Arctic strategy and organisation since 2013. The company is contributing in enhancing pan-Arctic relations by participating actively in the international Arctic community and by building bridges between regulators, local societies, NGOs and businesses. As a thought leader on Arctic issues, Ramboll has arranged Arctic Roundtables for clients, partners and other stakeholders in Tromso, Norway, Oulu, Finland, Nuuk, Greenland and Portland, ME, USA.