Eivind Vad Petersson is the State Secretary to Anniken Huitfeldt, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has previously been a foreign and defense political advisor with the Labour Party’s Storting group, as well as a diplomat at Norwegian embassies in South-Sudan, South-Africa and Germany. Prior to this he has worked as a trainee with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as a communications advisor at Universities Norway (UHR).
In 2007 he graduated with a master’s degree in European and international public policy at the London School of Economics. He also has bachelor degrees in international studies and European studies respectively, both from the University of Oslo. Petersson has held various positions of trust in the Labour Party at local and county levels, and has been the Deputy Chairman at the Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU).