Morten Paulsen, Consul General in Houston

Morten Paulsen, Consul GeneralMorten Paulsen, Consul General

Last updated: 11/4/2013 // Mr. Morten Paulsen took up his position as Consul General of Norway in Houston on September 1, 2015.

More than 200 Norway related companies are established in the Houston area, making it the largest concentration of Norwegian energy companies abroad. The approximately 10.000 Norwegians in the Houston Region constitutes the largest contingency of Norwegians anywhere outside of Norway. Most Norwegians working in Texas are involved in marine and maritime sectors, technology, financial services, the space and medical sectors, as well as in the higher education and research sectors.

The Consulate offers fast and service-minded consular services to all Norwegian citizens in the Southern part of the United States. 

“The best thing about being Norway’s Consul General in Houston is to be associated with all the good work done by the Norwegian business community and their American partners. Houston is one of Norway’s most important business locations in the world, and it is a good place to do business. My main task is to promote Norwegian interests in this vibrant city and the entire consular district including Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Island. Together, Norwegian and American companies are aiming high. They set out to define tomorrow’s solutions and services for the maritime industry, offshore and onshore oil and gas, renewable energy and a wide range of other industries.

Our goal at the consulate is to help Norwegian companies succeed and to be an accessible partner, along with other members of Team Norway here at the Norway House – Innovation Norway, INTSOK and the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce. To facilitate and help develop good synergies between businesses, agencies and individuals represented in Houston is a key to our success. Please feel free to contact me or my team at the Consulate.”

Prior to his current posting, Mr Paulsen served as Head of the Section for Diplomatic Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. He has earlier served as Norway’s Consul General in Hamburg, Germany, and held postings at the Norwegian embassies in Berlin, Bonn and Singapore. Before joining the Foreign Service he held positions in the Ministry of Oil and Energy and Den norske Creditbank.

Mr. Paulsen is a graduate from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, is married to Anne-Beth Feldt and has two children.

Following is a list of all Consuls General of Norway to Houston, 1978-present:

Harald Svanøe Midttun

1978-1984

Arne Birger Hønningstad

1984-1990

Jan Erik Leikvang

1990-1995

Odvar Mosnesset

1995-1999

Wenche Kirkebye Moe

1999-2003

Elisabeth Roderburg

2003-2006

Odd Vibe

2006

Svein Holst Andreassen

2006-2007

Lasse Sigurd Seim

2007-2010

Jostein Mykletun

2010-2015

Morten Paulsen

2015-


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