Bård Øistensen

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Bård Øistensen (born 1951) is a Norwegian civil servant.

He holds a cand.sociol. degree from the University of Oslo.[1] He worked in the housing etat of Oslo municipality,[2] and also as a researcher in Byggforsk,[3] before being hired as director of Region East in the Norwegian State Housing Bank in 2001.[4] He was later director of strategy and vice chief executive.[1] In 2010 the chief executive Geir Barvik was appointed as the director of the Directorate of Integration and Diversity,[5] and Øistensen served as acting chief executive. In December 2010 he got the position as chief executive on a permanent basis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bård Øistensen blir ny Husbankdirektør" (Press release). Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Petersen, Karianne (2 April 1996). "Tøft boligmarked gir Oslo hodebry". Aftenposten Aften (in Norwegian). p. 4. 
  3. ^ Larsen, Ingun (28 September 1999). "Harde betingelser for å få etableringslån". Kommunal Rapport (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ "Nye stillinger". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 25 October 2001. p. 18. 
  5. ^ "Geir Barvik utnevnt til ny IMDi-direktør" (Press release). Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Geir Barvik
Chief executive of the Norwegian State Housing Bank