Jens Stoltenberg

Former Commissioner; Secretary-General of NATO; Former Prime Minister of Norway

Jens Stoltenberg was Prime Minister of Norway from 2000-01 and 2005-13 and currently serves as the 13th Secretary-General of NATO.  He was previously Minister of Finance (1996-1997); Minister of Trade and Energy (1993-1996) and State Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment (1990-1991).

Jens Stoltenberg has been Member of the Storting (Parliament) for Oslo since 1993, and was deputy member of the Storting 1989-1993. He was a member of the Storting’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs 1991-1993; leader of the Standing Committee on Oil and Energy Affairs 1997-2000 and a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs 2001-2005.

Jens Stoltenberg has been leader of the Labour Party since 2002, was deputy leader 1992-2002, and has been member of the party’s central board since 1985. He was leader of the Labour Youth League (AUF) 1985-1989; a member of the AUF central board 1979-1989, Vice-President of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) 1985-1989, and leader of Oslo Labour Party 1990-1992.

Jens Stoltenberg has been a forceful champion on development issues and a strong supporter of the United Nations. He was member of the board of the Global Vaccine Fund 2001-2005; a member of the Norwegian Defence Commission 1990-1992; and headed the Government’s Commission on Male Roles in 1986.  He was Candidatus Oeconomiae (economist) at the University of Oslo from 1987.

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