Karianne Kirstistuen joined Folketrygdfondet in 2022. She came from the position of Senior HR Business Partner at TietoEvry. Before that, she worked for Santander Consumer Bank in a similar position. Previously, she also worked for 12 years for the City of Oslo as head of various entities with between 15 and 60 employees in the field of children and upbringing. She has a master’s degree in organisational development and management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a foundation course in education and a bachelor’s degree from OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University. She also studied labour law at the University of South-Eastern Norway.