Kristin Wallevik (56) is CEO of the research institute NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre). She is a former dean at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder and has been working in the industry and research sector for years. Wallevik, has a PhD in International Management from Copenhagen Business School. She has managed and participated in many research projects, where some of them are within renewable energy, industrial development, industry analyses, innovation management and regional innovation. Wallevik has held several board positions and is now a board member in the Eyde Cluster. She also sits in the city council and organization committee in the municipality of Kristiansand.