Norges Bank

Norges Bank HQ, Oslo
Photo: Espen Schive
Brief History

Established on 14 June 1816. The central bank is wholly owned by the state.

Governor

Øystein Olsen
Terms of appointment: 6 years; first term began 1 January 2011; second term began 1 January 2017; appointed by the government.

Deputy Governor and First Deputy Chair of the Executive Board

Jon Nicolaisen
Terms of appointment: 6 years; term began 1 April 2014; appointed by the government.

Deputy Governor and Second Deputy Chair of the Executive Board

Egil Matsen
Terms of

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