Location and dates

Fira Barcelona Gran Via

20-22 JANUARY 2025


ICE Barca 2025

IGBA Barca 2025

Atle Hamar

Atle Hamar

General Director, Norwegian Gambling and Foundation Authority

Atle Hamar has been Director General for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority since 2001. Atle Hamar has served as a board member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) for ten years, in 2007 as Chairman of the Board. Mr Hamar has 30 years of experience with politics and state administration, including serving as deputy minister in the Ministry for Police and Justice Affairs in Norway, deputy minister in The Ministry of climate and environment, and as political advisor in the Ministry for Transport and Communication.

Mr. Hamar has served on a variety of boards and committees:

  • Board member Consumer Council Service (2020-)
  • Board member The Norwgian Cultural Heritage Fund (2020-)
  • Board member of the Regional Hospital (Helse Førde) (2014 -2018 )
  • Chairman of a government-appointed expert group (Hamar-utvalget) advising the Norwegian Government on how Norway may continue to offer a socially responsible gambling and gaming market, including social gaming, in the future (2013-2014)
  • Member of the government-appointed committee to advise the Authorities on how to receive and accept refugees in Norway (2010-2011)
  • Board member of the National Civil Aviation Authority (2003-2006)
  • Board member of the Enivest (telecommunication company) (2002-2006)
  • Committee-chairman for the official report regarding the future gaming in Norway (2001)
  • In younger years, chairman of Young Liberal Democrats in Norway