Tag Archives: Odd Olsen Ingerø

‘The Man’ Odd out: Svalbard’s governor retires after a decade of rescues, rejections, receptions and bear executions


Any governor claiming to be an anti-politician is wading in bear droppings. In the case of Odd Olsen Ingerø, that’s literally true.

Our new overlord: Kjerstin Askholt named Svalbard’s next governor


It could be said she’s a cold-hearted woman with lots of experience in prisons. Or instead reveal she’s long kept a lookout for Svalbard’s well-being and is inviting lots of Facebook friends to visit her at new job in “nature that is breathtaking” with more emoticons than 97 percent* of her government peers.