Martin Skancke was elected chair of the PRI Advisory Council in April 2014 for a three year term.
Martin developed and headed the Asset Management Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance. The
department is responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund, with assets of over US$ 800
billion. He also served as Director General to the Norwegian Prime Minister and head of the Domestic Policy
Department between 2002 and 2006. In this role, he was chief advisor to the Prime Minister of Norway on
economic policy issues.
Prior to this he worked for more than a decade on macroeconomic policy issues, including serving as Deputy
Director General at the Ministry of Finance and head of the Section for Monetary Policy and Public Finances.
Martin has also worked at the Oslo office of McKinsey & Co, advising Norwegian and international companies on
business strategy issues.
He served as Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Public & Institutional Investors Industry Agenda Council
throughout 2010 and 2011 and was the Norwegian representative in the drafting of the Santiago Principles for
Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and in the International Forum of SWFs.