Kari Henriksen (Norway) was elected Vice-President of the Assembly at the 27th Annual Session in Berlin.
Having been involved in the Parliamentary Assembly since 2009, Henriksen advocates for building a vigorous, forceful, gender-balanced, open and effective organization. In January 2020, she was also appointed as Rapporteur of the General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions to fill a vacancy.
In the Norwegian Storting she serves on the Standing Committee on Family and Cultural Affairs, and has previously been on the Standing Committee on Justice, the Election Committee, and the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Affairs. From 2007-2009, she served as State Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Care Services.
Henriksen had a background in health care before entering politics. She is a member of the Labour Party.