Kjerstin Askholt

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Kjerstin Askholt
21st Governor of Svalbard
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Preceded byOdd Olsen Ingerø
Personal details
Born (1962-05-07) 7 May 1962 (age 56)
Oslo, Norway

Kjerstin Askholt (born 7 May 1962) is a Norwegian civil servant. She is the Governor of Svalbard.

Askholt was the deputy director of Bredtveit Prison from 1990 to 1991, deputy director of the Ministry of Justice from 1996 to 1999, and was from 2003, deputy under-seceretary of state at the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice. She was appointed Governor of Svalbard on 1 October 2015.[1]


  1. ^ Dagens sysselmann, Governor of Svalbard's website, visited 18 January 2016.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Odd Olsen Ingerø
Governor of Svalbard