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New managing director at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute

New managing director at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Gaute Lenvik has been appointed the new
managing director at the Norwegian
Veterinary Institute. Foto: Eivind Røhne

Gaute Lenvik (46) has been appointed the new managing director at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. Lenvik took over the position on February 1st.  He comes from the position as director of analysis and politics in Food Drink Norway at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO).

– Bio-economy offers major growth opportunities for Norway. A prerequisite for this is good animal health and welfare, which easily is taken for granted in Norway. A strong and competent Veterinary Institute is important to preserve the good health situation, says Lenvik.

Gaute Lenvik has previously held the position as the managing director of NHO Food and Agriculture and NHO Food and Bio. Before this, Lenvik worked as head of department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food with responsibility for research, innovation and regional policy. He was central in the restructuring of the institute, university and college sectors regarding food and veterinary sciences.

– I look forward to take on new and challenging tasks and to be better acquainted with the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. I have great respect for the expertise that exists within the organization and the key role that the institute plays regarding health and welfare challenges for fish, animals, humans and the environment, says Lenvik.

He adds that the moving of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute to Ås in a new and modern building with excellent facilities just outside Oslo, will be a big boost for veterinary science in Norway and a fantastic base for the future of the institute.