The Bio of the Consul General

1/31/2014 // Below you will find the bio of the Norwegian Consul General to New York. If you got any questions, please contact the consulate at cg.newyork@mfa.no.

Elin Bergithe Rognlie is Norway’s Consul General in New York, representing Norway, Norwegian interests and Norwegians in New York and surrounding states. Elin started her career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989, after three years at the Competition Authority in Oslo. She then moved on to Tromsø and NORUT, Northern Research Institute, focusing on regional development and cooperation between northern Norway and Russia. Back in the Ministry she focused mainly on EU and EEA related issues.

She then moved to Paris for three years and the Norwegian delegation to OECD focusing on investments and education. Her career took her back to Norway where she spent a couple of years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ headquarters, heading the EEA/EFTA working group on environment legislation.  After that she spent one year at the Embassy on Ottawa, before returning to the Ministry as deputy director general, Section for the Environment and Sustainable development. Elin became Minister Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington in 2007-2010. In 2010-2012, Elin worked as Policy Director, Renewable energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then followed a post as Minister Counselor/Chargé d’Affaires, Norwegian Embassy, Nairobi before she came to New York as the Consul General. Elin received her master's degree in Political Science from the University in Oslo.

Elin Bergithe Rognlie is married with Tor-Arnt Roko and they have four children; Johan, Julie, Jakob and Jenny.


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