Siri Stolt-Nielsen

Activist, Artist

Siri is Norwegian and resides in Switzerland. She graduated from Academie Charpentier in Paris, where she qualified as a graphic designer with further studies in Art History. Siri established SSN Graphics in Oslo, creating and consulting on marketing and packaging designs for corporations in UK and Norway. She was on the Board of World Yacht and Circle Line in New York, a company which she co-owns.

A respected artist, she has exhibited at the Mall Galleries and London Contemporary Art. She was commissioned to complete a number of paintings for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Siri had her first solo exhibition at Blomqvist in Oslo 2015, which sold out. All proceeds went to Human Rights Watch’s media division.

Siri has been a member of the Human Rights Watch London Committee since 2008, and in 2009 as Ambassador for Human Rights Watch, she introduced the organisation to Norway. Since then she has hosted many events creating awareness and building Human Rights Watch’s profile there. In 2011 she hosted the first Voices For Justice Annual Dinner in Oslo, out of which she established the Oslo Circle of Friends which in 2015 became the Oslo Committee, now continuing to sustain Human Rights Watch’s presence in Norway. In addition to being a Board member, Siri is the Human Rights Watch Council Ambassador for Oslo, and Vice Chair of the Council Steering Committee. Siri has two daughters who are currently attending university in London. She speaks French.