Mertefe Bartinlioglu



Mertefe Bartinlioglu is a Norwegian politician of Turkish origin, studied Business Adm. and member of the Oslo City Council, Oslo Parliament since 2003.He also has been candidate for the National Assembly of Norway,2005 & 2009


Mertefe Bartinlioglu belongs to the Conservative Party which advocates fiscal free market policies, low taxes and lower government involvement with the economy but he is most known as a political defender against discrimination, Multinational Europe, discrimination in the labor market.


He is an active participant as well as been an spoke person for Novarus on International Seminars


He has vast experience in marketing, sales, entrepreneur-ship, business consulting, accounting both through his own companies and also from the companies he has worked with throughout the years.


Michael Ismail Kilic

Vice President


Michael Ismail Kilic is Turkish- Norwegian who lived in the UK for a long period of time. After completing his high school education in Social sciences and Literature at Izmir Turkish College, he attended Western International University at London campus in the UK. He received his BSc in Business Administration with major in Marketing Management, 1993.


He has experience in Marketing, Risk and Compliance, Auditing including voluntary work at reputable global organizations from Great Britain and recently in Norway. Voluntary work related organizations are Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and Rotary International to mention.


He currently resides in Oslo, Norway with his family.

He can be contacted at



Jørgen Lorentzen

Member of the board


Director of Hedda Foundation in comparative literature. He has written several books and articles within the field of gender studies, masculinities and cultural analysis, the most recent book is History of Fatherhood in Norway (Palgrave MacMillan 2013). He has been the project leader of several research projects at Centre for Gender Research at University of Oslo, and has recently left his position as professor at the University to devote his energy to international relations and development through Hedda Foundation.



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