Aksel Steen-Nilsen is currently the Country Director of NPA in Cambodia and Thailand and act as an advisor to NPA in Myanmar. Aksel has been a NPA Mine Action manager in 7 different countries on three different continents over the last 17 years. He is a practiced manager with solid experience in the field of humanitarian disarmament. Aksel has been instrumental in developing several of the methods and systems currently deployed by NPA in humanitarian mine action worldwide today. Aksel is a retired Major from the Royal Norwegian Armed Forces where he served for 12 years and holds a degree in Civil engineering from the Royal Army College of Engineering.