Axel Mykleby has more than 35 years’ experience with cultural heritage management at international, national, regional and local levels. He studied at the universities of Frankfurt/Main and Würzburg, Germany. He has a BA in German and History from the University of Bergen, Norway, a PhD in Art History from the University of Oslo and studied at The Norwegian School of Management. He was President of ICOMOS Norway for six years, served three terms on the ICOMOS International Executive Committee, and nine years on the World Heritage Panel. He is also deputy chair on the board of Europa Nostra Norway. Dr Mykleby was International Senior Adviser for the Governing Mayor of Oslo, Director of the Heritage Management Office of Oslo, previously in the same position in Baerum, Deputy Secretary General at the UNESCO Commission. He was Cultural Heritage Expert at the national Directorate for Cultural Heritage, and curator at various museums. In private enterprise, he has worked for 20 years in forestry and nature management.