From: Monday July 20, 2020, 7:30 pm
To: Monday July 20, 2020, 7:45 pm
Espen was born in Oslo Norway, however he has spent most of his childhood and professional
life outside of the country. He has lived throughout Europe before attending university in Florida, USA
where he received a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. He later studied at the University of
Bradford in England where he received a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution.
Professionally, Espen has worked for The Rotary Foundation for the past sixteen years. He began
his career at Rotary working with the Rotary Peace Centers at Rotary World Headquarters in Evanston,
Illinois. He is currently the Foundation Services Manager at the Rotary International Europe Africa office
in Zurich, Switzerland, where he manages a team of seven. His responsibilities include overseeing all
grant related, fund development, and recognition activities for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Espen collaborates with Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators and Endowed and Major Gift Advisors
to increase Rotarian engagement and support for the Foundation. Finally, Espen works on major gift
fundraising in the UK, Scandinavia and Africa.
Espen is a charter member of the Rotary e-Club of Uganda Global in D9211.