Anu Fredrikson is the Executive Director of Arctic Frontiers, one of the largest global arenas for discussions on the Arctic. Established in 2007 and headquartered in Tromsø, Norway, Arctic Frontiers links policy, business, and science for responsible and sustainable development of the Arctic. Prior to joining Arctic Frontiers Ms. Fredrikson was Director of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), an independent business organization facilitating business-to-business activities and responsible economic development in the Arctic. She has also worked as an Advisor in Political Affairs and Arctic Policy at the Embassy of Finland in Oslo. In addition to Arctic policy and trade promotion, her portfolio covered foreign and security policy, questions related to energy and economy, and climate policies. Ms. Fredrikson is originally from Oulu in Northern Finland. She has a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Tampere in Finland and holds a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille in France. She has also studied in the United States and Norway