Meet our new director

Henning Stirø has been appointed as the new Director of the Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – in Brussels. Stirø will assume the position of director at the end of April. 

Director Henning Stirø

“The EEA and Norway Grants constitute an important contribution to European integration, and I look forward to leading an organisation that aims to reduce economic and social disparities in Europe and promote cooperation between the donor and beneficiary countries,” says Stirø.

Henning Stirø is currently Director of the Department for Human Resources and Administration at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). He has long and relevant experience and expertise from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD and has held the position as Ambassador to Mozambique, Deputy Head of Mission to the WTO and Minister Counsellor at Norway’s Mission to the EU.

“I will build on the results already achieved at the FMO. It is a well-functioning organisation with a qualified and competent staff. I will work to further improve the working methods and efficiency of the organisation by building on what works and what has already been achieved,” the incoming Director says.

We look forward to welcoming Henning Stirø to the FMO and Brussels!