Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Kingdom of Norway/ Kongeriket Norge/Noreg (Female suffrage 1907 (Local Suffrage 1901)1397-1814 Part of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, 1814-1905 in a personal union with the Swedish crown

Also see Norway Parliament and Norway Heads

1945 Minister without Portfolio Kirsten Moe Hansteen
Her husband, Viggo Hansteen, was executed by the Nazies in 1941. She was a leading member of the Communist Party and member of the Government of National Unity. MP 1945-49. She lived (1903-74).

1948-53 Minister of Social Affairs Aaslaug Aasland
Labour Politician, she acted as Prime Minister in 1953. She lived (1890-1962).

1953-55 Minister of Social Affairs Rakel Seweriin
Labour MP for 24 years, she lived (1906-95).

1955-56 Minister without Portfolio for House and Home Aase Bjerkholt
1956-65 Minister of Family and Consumers' Affairs
1963 Minister of Social Affairs
Former Member of the City Government of Oslo. She lived (1915-2012).

1963 Minister of Family and Consumers' Affairs Karen Grønn-Hagen
Centre Party MP and Mayor of Tynset 1947–1951, 1951–1955 and 1955–1959, and Deputy Mayor 1959–1960. She lived (1903-1982)

1965-70 Minister of Justice and Police Elisabeth Schweigaard Selmer
Conservative Member of the City Council of Oslo 1951-55, Judge in the High Court 1971-90. She lived (1923-2009)

1965-71 Minister of Family and Consumers' Affairs Elsa Skjerven
Christian People's Party Member of Trondheim City Council 1959-83, Substitute MP 1965–1969, 1969–1973 and 1973–1977 and Member of Sør-Trøndelag county council 1979–1982. She lived (1919-2005).

1971-72 Minister of Family and Consumers' Affairs Inger Louise Andvig Valle
1973-79 Minister of Justice and Police
1979-81 Minister of Municipal Affairs and Labour
Labour MP 1977-83 and  lived (1921-2006).

1971-72 Secretary of State of Justice Elsa Rastad Bråten
Member of Presidency of the City Council of Oslo 1959-63. She lived (1918-99).

1972-73 Minister of Social Affairs Bergfrid Fjose
Christian People's Party MP 1969-1977. She lived (1915-2004).

1972-73 Minister of Family and Consumers' Affairs Eva Lundgård Kolestad
Member of the Chairmanship of Oslo City 1960-75, 1974-76 Leader of Venstre (Liberal Party). She lived (1918-99).

1973 Minister of Environmental Protection Helga Gitmark
Deputy Leader of Senterpartiet, The Centre Party 1973-79 . (b. 1929-)

1973-76 Minister of Transport Annemarie Røstvik Lorentzen
1976-78 Minister of Family and Consumers' Affairs
Labour MP and Ambassador to Iceland 1978-86. (b. 1921-).

1973-74 Minister of Social Affairs Sonja Aase Ludvigsen
She lived (1928-74).

1973-76 State Secretary of Church Affairs and Education Ingrid Eide
(b. 1933-).

1973-75 State Secretary of Church Affairs and Education Bodil Skjånes Dugstad
(b. 1937-).

1974-79 Minister of Environmental Protection Gro Harlem Brundtland
1981 Prime Minister (4.2-13.10.81)
1986-89 Prime Minister (9.5.86-16.10.89)
1990-96 Prime Minister (3.11.90-25.11.96 )
Deputy Leader 1975-81, Deputy Parliamentary Leader 1980-81, Leader  1981-93 and Parliamentary Leader of Arbeiderpartiet, Labour 1981-86, Chairperson of the Foreign 1980-81 and 1989-90 and of the Finance Committees 1989-90, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, and Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations 1998-2003. A medical doctor, daughter of Gudmond Harlem (1917-88) a former minister and mother of 4 children. (b. 1939-)

1976-79 Minister of Social Affairs Ruth Anlaug Ryste
(b. 1932-).

1976-78 State Secretary of Church Affairs and Education Kari Gjesteby
1979-81 State Secretary of Finance
1981 Minister of Trade and Shipping in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1986-88 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs
1990-92 Minister of Justice and Police
Director in Norges Bank, the Central Bank 1989-90 and since 1993. (b. 1947-).

1978-79 Minister of Consumers' Affairs and Administration Kirsten Mykelvol
Mayor of the County of Troms 1986-91 . She lived (1928-96)

1978-81 State Secretary of Environmental Protection Inger Pedersen
(b. 1936-).

1978-79 State Secretary of Municipal Affairs and Labour Berit Haldorsen
1979-80 80 State Secretary of Social Affairs
(b. 1932-)

1979-81 and 1986-89 Minister of Consumers' Affairs and Administration Sissel Rønbech
1996-97 Minister of Traffic and Communication
Formerly married to the later Minister of Foreign Affairs Tore Bjørn Godal. (b. 1950-)

1979-81 and 1981 State Secretary of Church Affairs and Education Grethe Knudsen
1992-94 Minister of Social Affairs
1994-96 Minister of Trade and European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1996-97 Minister of Industry, Trade and Shipping and Minister of Nordic Co- operation
2000-01 Minister of Business, Industry and Trade, Minister of Information Technology (Fourth in Cabinet)
She was in charge of the negotiations with the European Union before a referendum turned down Norwegian membership of the organization. (b. 1940-)

1980-81 Minister of Municipal Affairs and Labour Harriet Andreassen
Labour politician. Empolyed in different trade unions. She lived (
1925-97).

1980-81 State Secretary of Social Affairs Helen Bøsterud
1986-89 Minister of Justice and Police
Since 1993 Director General of the Directorate for Civil Defence and Emergency Planning. (b. 1940-)

1981-85 Minister of Justice and Police Mona Scobie Røkke
Fylkesman/Governor of Vestfold Fylke since 1989. She lived (1940-2013)

1981-83 Minister of Transport Inger Koppernæs
She lived (1928-90).

1981-83 Minister of Consumers' Affairs and Administration Astrid Gjertsen
Second Deputy Leader of Høyre, The Conservatives 1978-82. (b. 1928-).

1981-83 Minister of Environmental Protection Wenche Frogn Sellæg
1985-86 Minister of Justice and Police
1989-90 Minister of Social Affairs
Deputy Leader of Høyre 1988-90. (b. 1937-).

1981 State Secretary of Finance Tove Strand Gerhardsen
1986-89 Minister of Social Affairs
1990-92 Minister of Labour and Administration
Labour Politician. (b. 1946-)

1981-83 State Secretary of Trade Mette Kongsheim
Appointed Ambassador to The Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1996, later Director General for Bilateral Affairs, Ambassador to the OSCE, Ambassador in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for South Asia from 2006 with additional charge of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan and from 2007 of Kazakstan, Uzbekistan and Kirgizistan. (b. 1941-)

1981-85 State Secretary of Social Affairs Dr. Astrid Nøkelbye Heiberg
1986 Minister of Consumers' Affairs and Administration
2013- State Secretary of Health and Care
Between 1990-91 Deputy Chairperson of Høyre, Chairperson of Norwegian Red Cross,  President of International Red Cross from 1997. (b. 1936-).

1983-86 Minister of Environmental Protection Rakel Surlien
Permanent Secretary, Departementsråd of The Ministry of Justice and Police 1996-98. (b. 1940-).

1983 and 1984-85 Minister of Development Aid Reidun Brunsletten
Christian Democrat. (b. 1936-).

1986-88 Minister of Development Aid Vesla Vetlesen
Social Democrat. (b. 1930-).

1986-88 Minister of Church Affairs and Education Kirsti Kolle Grøndal
1988-89 Minister of Development Aid
Social Democrat. Vice-President of the Storting (Grand Assembly) 1989-90, President of the Storting 1990-2001 and from 2001 Governor of Buskerud. (b. 1948-).

1986-89 and 1990-96 Minister of Agriculture Gunhild Øyangen
(b. 1947-).

1986-88 Minister of Consumers' Affairs and Administration Anne-Lise Bakken
(b. 1952-).

1986-89 State Secretary by the Premier Minister Eldrid Nordbø
1988-89 Minister of Trade in Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Since 1992 Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Affairs. (b. 1942-).

1986-87 State Secretary of Trade Karin Stoltenberg
1988-89 State Secretary of Industry
Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Children-and Family. Married to Thorvald Stoltenberg, Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees and finally Ambassador to Denmark. Mother of Jens Stoltenberg, Minister of Energy, Finance and from 2000 Premier Minister.  Karin's sister, Marianne Heiberg, was married to late Foreign Minister Johan Jørgen Holst. (b. 1931-).

1986-87 State Secretary of Industry Kari Blegen
(b. 1942-).

1986-87 State Secretary of Municipalities Einfrid Halvorsen
1988-89 Minister of Consumer's Affairs and Administration
(b. 1937-).

1986-88 and 1990-91 State Secretary of Transport Åshild Bennediktsen Aasen
(b. 1945-).

1986-89 State Secretary of Petroleum  and Energy Astrid Marie Nistad
(b. 1938-).

1986-89 State Secretary of Culture and Research Tove Liv Bestun Veiød
1990-92 Minister of Social Affairs
Between 1988-90 and again from 1992 Head of Public Relations of Norsk Hydro (Petroleum Company). (b. 1940-).

1987-88 State Secretary of Municipal Affairs Margot Kvalvik Sæter
1988-89 Minister of Church Affairs and Education
(b. 1944-).

1996-97 State Secretary of Finance Mary Synnøve Kvidal
(b. 1943-).

1988-89 State Secretary of Municipal Affairs Lucie Paus Falck

1988-89 State Secretary of Culture and Research Hanna Marit Jahr

1988-89 State Secretary of Environmental Protection Tone Bratteli

1988-89 and 1990-93 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Helga Hernes
Since 1996 Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador and Co-ordinator of Peace-Keeping Operations, Ambassador to United Nations in Génève. (b. 1937-)

1989 Minister of Consumers' Affairs and Administration Oddrun Pettersen
1990-92 Minister of Fisheries
Deputy Parliamentary Leader of Arbeiderpartiet 1986-89 .

1989-90 Minister of Labour and Municipal Affairs Kristin Clemet
2001-05 Minister of Education and Research
Between 1991-93 Deputy Leader of Høyre. (b. 1957-)

1989-90 Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs Solveig Sollie
MP 1985-97, 1987-93 and since 1996 Deputy Leader of Kristeligt Folkeparti, Christian People's party and 1998-2004 Fylkesmann of Telemark. (b. 1944-)

1989-90 Minister of Justice and Police Else Bugge Fougner
Conservative. (b. 1944-)

1989-90 Minister of Trade in Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kaci Kulmann Five
Between 1982-88 Deputy Leader, 1985-89 Parliamentary Leader, 1990-93 Leader of Høyre. (b. 1951-)

1989 Minister of Church Affairs and Culture Eleonore Waage Bjarteveit
1989-90 Minister of Culture and Research
MP for Christian People's Party, Vice-President of the Odelsting 1985-89, Councillor of Culture of Oslo 1986-89. She lived (1924-2002).

1989-90 Minister of Agriculture Anne Vik
(b. 1933-).

1989-90 Minister of Environmental Protection Kristen Hille Valle
Deputy Leader of Senterpartiet 1987-91, Governor of Oppland from 2001. (b. 1944-)

1989-90 State Secretary of Ecclesiastical Affairs and Education Gunvor R. Heine

1989-90 State Secretary for Development Aid Torund Dramdal
(b. 1958-)

1990-92 Minister of Development Aid Grete Faremo
1992-96 Minister of Justice and Police
1996 Minister of Petroleum  and Energy
2009-11 Minister of Defence
2011 Acting Minister of Justice (January-March)
2011- Minister of Justice and Emergency Preparedness
Acted As Justice Minister during the Paternity Leave of the minister. (b. 1959- )

1990-96 Minister of Culture Åse Kleveland
Candidate for the post of Mayor of Oslo in 1999. Director of various Swedish and Norwegian cultural institutions. (b. 1949 in Stockholm)

1990-92 State Secretary by the Prime Minister Sigund Helene Løken
1992-93 State Secretary of Culture

1990-93 State Secretary of Defence Elsa L. Eriksen
(b. 1943-)

1990-95, 2000-01 and 2005-007 State Secretary of Church, Education and Research Randi Øverland
(b. 1953-)

1990-92 State Secretary of Municipal Affairs Solveig Torsvik

1990-92 State Secretary of Children and Family Anne Rigmor Lauritsen

1990-92 State Secretary of Culture Anne M. Telefsen

1990-92 State Secretary of Petroleum  and Energy Anne-Grete Ellingsen

1991-96 Minister of Children and Family, Equality and Consumer's Affairs Grete Berget
In 1994 she took 3 months of Maternity Leave as the first minister ever.

1991-92 State Secretary of Industry Anne Breiby
1992-96 State Secretary of Industry and Energy

1992-96 Minister of Administration Oddny Aleksandersen
1992-93 Minister of Labour
Between 1984-86 Deputy Mayor, 1986-87 Mayor of County of Finmark.

1992-97 Minister of Development Aid Kari Nordheim-Larsen
1994 Acting Minister of Children and Family
Deputy Mayor of the County of Telemark 1984-90, Secretary for Regional Affairs of Arbeiderpartiet 1990-92 and Fylkesmann of Telemark from 2006. (b. 1948-).

1992-94 State Secretary by the Premier Minister Gerd-Liv Valla
1997 Minister of Justice and Police
Advisor of the Premier Minister 1990-92, Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Civil Servants 1994-97 and Vice-Chairperson of the Central Labour Association 1997-2001 and it's chairperson until 2007 when she was forced to resign when it was revealed that she had harrassed employees. (b. 1960- )

1992-96 State Secretary of Justice Ingeborg Moen Borgerud

1992-95 State Secretary of Municipalities and Labour Annie Oddny Bang

1992-94 State Secretary of Transport Anne-Karin Saus

1992-95 State Secretary for Health in Ministry of Social Affairs Ellen Strengenhagen

1992-96 State Secretary of Church, Education and Research Kari Palesrud

1993-97 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Siri Berget
2000-01 Minister of Environment 
(b. 1960-)

1993-94 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marianne von den Houten Andreassen
1994-97 State Secretary of Finance and Taxation  
(b. 1961-)

1993-96 State Secretary of Administration Anne-Lise Hilmen

1994-97 Minister of Social Affairs Hill-Marta Solberg
Deputy Leader of Arbeiderpartiet 1993-2007, Parliamentary Leader 2000-2001 and 2005-07, Deputy Parliamentary Leader 2001-05 and Governor of Nordland from 2007. (b. 1954-)

1994-96 State Secretary of Culture Irene Velstad

1994-97 State Secretary of Children, Family, Equality and Consumer’s Affairs Ingunn Yssen
(b. 1961- )

1995-97 State Secretary of Church, Education and Recearch Astrid Søgnen

1995-97 State Secretary of Health Kari Sønderland

1996-97 Minister of Justice and Police cand.jur. Anne Holt
Lawyer and an popular Author of Criminal Novels, after two months as minister she had to resign because of an serious anemia-illness. In 2000 she married another woman. (b. 1959-)

1996-97 Minister of Culture Turid Birkeland
In 1994-95 Leader of the Pro-EU organization, "Ja-Aksjonen". (b.1962-)

1996-97 Minister of Children and Family Sylvia Brustad
1996     Minister of Administration
2000-01 Minister of Communes and Regions, Asylum and Immigration
2001 Minister of Labour and Administration with responsibility for Nordic Co-operation
2005-08 Minister of Health and Care
2008-09 Minister of Trade and Industry
2009 Minister of Fisheries and Costal Affairs
Chairperson of the Social Affairs’ Committee 1993-96, Chairperson of the Municipal Committee of Stortinget 1997-2000 and Acting Governor of Hedemark 2010-13. Mother of a daughter born 2005. (b. 1966-)

1996-97 Minister of Petroleum  and Energy Ranveig Frøland
(b. 1945-)

1996-97 State Secretary by the Premier Minister Britt Schultz
2000-01 State Secretary of Business, Trade and Information Technology
The two official political advisors of Premier Minister Thorbjørn Jagland were Berit Bråten, 31 and Rita Ottervik, 30. (b. 1945-)

1996-97 State Secretary of Industry and Energy Liv Undeheim
(b. 1959-)

1996-97 State Secretary of Municipal Affairs and Labour May Britt Lunde
(b. 1956-)

1996-97 State Secretary of Industry and Commerce Inger Karin Nerheim
(b. 1954-)

1996-97 State Secretary of Justice and Police Berit Reiss-Andersen
(b. 1954-)

1997-99 1. Deputy to the Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Anne Enger Lahnstein
1998 Acting Prime Minister (31.8-23.9)
1999 Acting Minister of Petroleum  and Energy (26.3-27.8)
Leader of the Group Secretariat 1980-85, Deputy Leader 1983-91 and 1989-91 Parliamentary Leader and Leader of Senterpartiet, The Center Party 1991-99. She was member of the center- government from 1997 which had 9 female and 10 male ministers. In 1998 she was acting Premier as Kjell Magne Bondevik was on sick-leave because of stress and psychological problems. 1999-2002 Vice-Chairperson of the Defence Committee of Stortinget and from 2003 Fylkesmann of Østfold Fylke.  (b. 1950-)

1997-2000 1. Deputy to the Prime Minister and Minister of Children and Family Valgerd Svarstad Haugland
2001-05 Minister of Church and Culture
Deputy Leader 1991-95 and Leader of Kristeligt Folkeparti, Christian People’s Party 1995-2004  and Governor of Oslo og Akershus from 2011. (b. 1956-)

1997-99 Minister of Labour and Administration Eldbjørg Løwer
1999-2000 Minister of Defence
Between 1981-85 Deputy Leader of Venstre, 1984-88 Mayor of Kongsberg. (b. 1943-)

1997-2000 Minister of Petroleum and Energy cand.jur. Marit Arnstad
In 1999 she had maternity leave from march till august. Parliamentary Leader of Senterpartiet 2003-05. In 2005 she was offered a post as Minister of Petroleum and Energy but said no. (b. 1962-)

1997-2000 Minister of International Development and Human Rights, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 
2001-05 Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief of the Department of International Development and Deputy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hilde Frafjord Johnsen
In 1989-90 Personal Secretary and Political Advisor of the Foreign Minister, Kjeld Magne Bondevig, who was Statsminister from 1997. (b. 1963-)

1997-2000 Minister of Environmental Protection Guro Fjellanger
Since 1996 Deputy Leader of Venstre. (b. 1964-)

1997-2000 Minister of Social Affairs Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
2007-09
Minister of Municipal and District Affairs
2009-13 Minister of Transport and Communications

Second Deputy Leader  1991-97, 1993-97 and 2000-05 Deputy Parliamentary Leader and Parliamentary Leader of Senterpartiet 2005-07. (b. 1944-)

1997-99 Minister of Justice and Police Aud Inger Aure
Mayor of Kristiansand 1993-97. She had to resign after a hart attack and was succeeded by the first man on the post since 1981 and 11 successive women. (b. 1943-)

1997-99 Minister of Municipalities and Districts and Minister of Nordic Co-operation Ragnhild Queseth Haarstad
(b. 1939-)

1997-2000 and 2001-05 First State Secretary by the Premier Minister and Chief of Staff Kari Husøy
Between 1983-97 Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of the Christian People’s Party.

1997-99 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Europe and Security Åslaug Haga
1999 State Secretary by the Premier Minister
1999-2000 Minister of Culture

2005-08
2. Deputy to the Prime Minister
2005-07 Minister of Municipal and District Affairs
2007-08 Minister of Petrol and Energy Affairs
Political Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Development Aid 1989-90,
1999-2003 Deputy Party Leader of Senterpartiet and 2003-08 its leader, Vice-secretary of the Lagting 2001-02. The office of Vice Prime Minister does not exist in Norway but as leader of the third party in the government, she was de-facto Deputy to the Prime Minister and third in the line-up. (b. 1959-)

1997-2000 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Dr.phil Jane Haaland Matlay
(b. 1957-)

1997-2000 State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry for Development and Humanitarian Affairs Leiv Lunde

1997-2000 State Secretary of Finance and Costums Tori Hoven
(b. 1962-)

1997-2000 State Secretary of Trade and Industry for Trade Harriet E. Berg

1997-2000 State Secretary of Church, Education and Research Marit Elisebet Tosland

1997-99 State Secretary of Social Affairs and Health Rita Hansen Roaldsen

1997-99 State Secretary of Transport Torild Skogsholm
2001-05 Minister of Transport and Communication
(1959-)

1997-99 State Secretary of Justice and Police Åshild Anmarkrud
(b. 1939-)

1997-99 State Secretary of Municipalities and Regional Affairs in charge of Sameian Questions
1999-2000 State Sectary of Municipalities and Regional Affairs for Refugees Johanne Nilsen Gaup

1999-2000 Minister of Labour and Administration Laila Dåvøy
2001-05 Minister of Children and Family

1999-2000 State Secretary in the Office of the Statsminister Anna Kristine Jahr Røine

1999-2000 State Secretary of Children and Family Torunn Laupsa
(b. 1946-)

2000-01 Minister of Development Aid and Human Rights, Substitute for the Foreign Minister Anne Kristin Sydnes
Director in Stadoil since 1997. (b. 1957-)

2000-01 Minister of Justice Hanne Harlem
Councillor of Children and Education of Oslo 1992-93, Assistant Judge and a number of managerial positions from 2001. Sister of former Premier Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland (b.1964-)

2000-01 Minister of Social Affairs Guri Ingebretsen
Mayor of Vestvågøy (b. 1953-) 
 
2000-01 Minister of Cultural Affairs Ellen Horn
She was Director of the National Theater since 1992. (b. 1951-)

2000-01 Minister of Children and Family Karita Bekkemellem Ornheim Møre
2005-07 Minister of Children and Equality Affairs
Mother of two children, born 1994 and 1996. (b. 1965-)

2000 State Secretary in the Office of the Statsminister Hege Marie Norheim
2000-01 State Secretary of Finance
(b. 1967-)

2000-01 State Secretary in the Office of the Statsminister Lisbeth Berg-Hansen
2009-13 Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

2000-01 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mona Juul
Ambassador and Middle-East Co-ordinator in the Foreign Ministry 1997-2000. Ambassador to Israel since 2001. Together with her husband, Terje Rød-Larsen, she played an important part in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations which ended up in the Oslo-Agreement. 2001-05 Ambassador to Israel and Cyprus from 2005 Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Her husband was briefly minister in 1997 and later Assistant Secretary General of UN. In 2000 she became mother of a pair of twins. (b. 1953-)

2000-01 State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry for Development Aid Sigrun Møgedal
(b. 1956-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Finance Ellen Mo
(b. 1952-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Justice and Police Anne Lise Ryel
Former Ombudsmand for Equality (b. 1959-)

2000 State Secretary of Communes and Regional Affairs Fatma Bhanji Lynge
She was in office 17.3-31.3 until her resignation. (b. 1946-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Communication Eirin Kristin Lund
(b. 1967-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Fisheries Ellen Bergli
(b. 1946-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Petroleum  and Energy Bjørg Kirsten Sandal
(b. 1955-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Labour and Administration Reidun Wallvik
Assistant Governor/Fylkesman of Telemark from 1992. From October 2000 she was on sick-leave. (b. 1946-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Church, Education and Research Brith Bergersen
(b. 1952-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Children and Family Solveig Solbakken
(b. 1949-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Church, Education and Research Berith I. Egeberg Bergersen 
(b. 1953-)

2000-01 State Secretary of Labour and Administration Marianne Seip Maugsnes
(b. 1951-)

2001 State Secretary of Church, Education and Research Nina Tangnæs Grønvold
(b. 1969-)

2001-05 Minister of Defence Kristin Krohn Devold
She was Secretary of the Storting 1993-97 and a leading member of Høyre. (b. 1961-)

2001-04 Minister of Social Affairs Ingjerd Schou
(b. 1955-)

2001-05 Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Erna Solberg
2004-05 Deputy to the Prime Minister
2013- Prime Minister
Deputy Leader of Høyre 2002-04 and Party Leader from 2004 and the right-wing coalition candidate for Prime Minister in 2009. Married to Sindre Finnes and mother of 2. (b. 1961-)

2001-05 State Secretary in the Premier Minister's Office Siv Nordrum

2001-03 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Elsbeth Sande Tronstad 
(b. 1955-)

2001-05 State Secretary of Finance Kari Elisabeth Olrud Moen
On maternaty leave in 2004.
(b. 1971-)

2001-05 State Secretary of Church and Culture Rev. Berit Øksnes Gjerløw
She has been priest in the Evangelian-Lutheran Church since 1993. (b. 1959-)

2001-04 State Secretary of  Health Kristin Ravnanger
2004-05 State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour
She was City Councillor in Bergen prior to her appointment. (b. 1952-)

2001-02 State Secretary of Fisheries Solveig Strand
(b. 1961-)

2001-04 State Secretary of Business Affairs, Industry and Trade Helle Hammer
2004 Acting State of Finance
She Acted as Finance State Secretary during the maternaty leave of Kari Elisabeth Olrud Moen. (b. 1965-)

2001-05 State Secretary of Justice and Police Rita Sletner
(b. 1960-)

2001-04 State Secretary of Petroleum and Energy Brit Skjeldbred
(b. 1949-)

2001-03 State Secretary of Labour and Government Administration Christine Benedichte Meyer
(b. 1964-)

2001-04 State Secretary of Local Government and Regional Development Kristin Ørmen Johnsen
She was Dean in the Evangelican-Lutheran church prior to her appointment. (b. 1953-)

2001-05 Secretary to the Government and Permanent State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Nina Frisak
She was Bureau-Chief in the Office 1995-2000 before becoming Judge in the Supreme Court. In 2000 she was also named Chancellor in the Council of the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olau (Kansler i Ordensrådet for den Kongelige Norske St. Olaus Orden). (b. 1951-)

2002-02 State Secretary of Fisheries Thorhild Widvey
2003-04 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs
2004-05 Minister of Petroleum  and Energy
2013- Minister of Culture and Church Affairs
MP for the conservative party, Høyre since 1989. (b. 1956-),

2003-05 State Secretary of Fisheries and Costal Affairs Janne Johnsen
Former Political Advisor in the Ministry. (b. 1971-).

2004-05 Minister of Transport and Communications Torild Skogsholm

2004-05 State Secretary of Local Government and Regional Development Cathrin Bretzeg
(b. 1966-).


2004 State Secretary of
Labour and Government Administration Elbjørg Torsøe
(b. 1973-)

2004-05 State Secretary of Health and Care Elisabeth Aspaker
2013- Minister of Fisheries
Conservative MP from 2005. (b. 1962-)

2004-05 State Secretary of Business Affairs, Industry and Trade Tone Skogen

2004-05 State Secretary of Municipal and Regional Affairs in charge of Sámi Affairs Ellen Inga Olavsdatter Hætta

2005-12 1. Deputy to the Prime Minister Kristin Halvorsen
2005-09 Minister of Finance
2009-13 Minister of Education
2012 Acting Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Parliamentary Leader of Socialistisk Vensterparti (Socialist Left) 1997-2001 and Party Leader 1997-2012. Mother of 2 children born 1988 and 1992.
The office of Vice Prime Minister does not exist in Norway but as leader of the second party in the government, she was de-facto Deputy to the Prime Minister. (b. 1960-).

2005-09 Minister of Defence Anne-Grethe Strøm-Erichsen
2009-12 Minister of Health and Care Services
2012-13 Minister of Defence
Deputy Mayor 1998-1999, Mayor of Bergen 1999-2000, Chief Commissioner (Leader of the City Government) 2000-2003, Councillor in the City Government 2003-05. Member of the Leadership of Arbeiderpartiet. Mother of 2 grown-up children. (b. 1949-).

2005-07 Minister of Environment Helen Bjørnøy
Priest, Secretary General of the City Mission and in 2005 Candidate for the post of Bishop of Oslo. Member of Socialist Left Party. Mother of 4 children. (b. 1954-).

2005-09 Minister of Transport and Communication Liv Signe Navarsete
2008-13 2. Vice-Prime Minister
2009-13 Minister of Local Government and Regional Development

Parliamentary Leader 2001-05 and 2. Vice-Chairperson of Senterpartiet 2003-08 and Leader 2008-14. She is mother of 2 daughters. (b. 1958-).

2005-09 Minister of Fisheries and Costal Affairs Helga Pedersen 
County Mayor of Finnmark 2003-05, Deputy Leader of Arbeiderpartiet from 2007, MP and Parliamentary Leader from 2009. She was the first Norwegian Minister with a Sami bacground, on maternaty leave November 2006-April 2007. (b. 1973-).

2005-09 Minister of Reform and Administration and Minister of Nordic Cooperaiton Heidi Grande Røys
MP for SV 2001-05. (b. 1967-).

2005-13 State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Rita Skjærvik
On maternity leave March-November 2006 and from January 2010. (b. 1974-).

2005-08 State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Hege Solbakken
2008-13 State Secretary of Communication
(b. 1972-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Finance Kjersti Markusson
2007-13 State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister
(b. 1955-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Municipal and Regional Affairs Guri Størvold
2007-08 State Secretary of Petroleum and Energy
2008-09 State Secretary of Transport and Communication
2009-13 State Secretary of Municipal and Regional Affairs
On maternity leave March-October 2011. (b. 1976-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Environment Henriette Westhrin
2007-09 State Secretary of Finance
2009-13 State Secretary of Children, Equality and Integration
2013 State Secretary of Environment
Second Deputy Leader of Socialist Left Party. (b. 1973-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Development Aid Anne Margareth Fagertun Stenhammer
(b. 1950-).

2005-13 State Secretary of Education Lisbeth Rugtvedt
The former Departments of Education, Research and Youth were merged under a new name (b. 1967-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Petroleum and Energy Anita Ulseth
(b. 1966-)

2005-06 State Secreaty of Industry and Trade Karin Yrvin
(b. 1970-).

2005-13 State Secretary of Culture and Church Affairs Randi Øverland
(b. 1952-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Culture and Church Mette Gundersen
On leave from October 2006. (b. 1972-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Justice Anne Rygh Pedersen
County Mayor of Vestfold County 2003-05. (b. 1968-)

2005-13 State Secretary of Labour and Social Affairs Laila Gustavsen
(1973-).

2005-09 State Secretary of Labour and Social Affairs Libe S. Rieber-Mohn
(b. 1965-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Labour and Social Affairs Berit Oskal Eira
Member of the Sami Parliament 2001-07. (b. 1951-).

2005-09 State Secretary of Health and Care Rigmor Aasrud
2009-13 Minister of Minister of Reform and Church Affairs, Minister for Nordic Cooperation
2009 Minister of Labour and Inclusion
Mayor of Gran 1999-2005. (b. 1960-).

2005-09 State Secretary of Renewal and Administration Wenche Lyngholm
(b. 1951-).

2005-06 State Secretary of Consumer's Affairs and Equality Krishna Chudasama
(b. 1961-).

2005-07 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt
2007-13 State Secretary of Petroleum and Energy
(b. 1961-).

2006 Acting State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Hilde Singsaas
2006-09
State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister
2009-13 State Secretary of Finance

In office March-November before she was appointed permanently.


2006 Acting State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Anne Odden
In office June-September.

2007-13 State Secretary of Justice A
stri Aas-Hansen

2007 Acting State Secretary of Finance Sigrid Hjørnegår
Political Advisor of the Minister since 2005.

2007-08 Minister of Children, Equality and Discrimination Affairs Manuela Myriam Henri Ramin-Osmundsen
Deputy Director 2002-06 and Director of the Directorate of Immigrant Affairs in 2006. Born in the French oversea's department of Martinique, she became a Norwegian Citizen 2 weeks before her appointment to the government. (b. 1963-)

2007-12 Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland Houg
2010-11 Acting Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion (November-March)

Deputy Party Leader 1983-87, Vice-Leader of the group of SV 1989-93, Vice-President of the Odelsting 1990-93 and Appointed Fylkesmann of Rogaland in 1991 and took office in 1993. Acted as Children's Minister during the Paternity Leave of Audun Lysbakken. (b. 1945-).

2007-13 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Elisabeth Walaas

2007-13 State Secretary of Environment Heidi Sørensen
State Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and International Development. (b. 1970-).

2007-13 State Secretary of Industry and Trade Rikke Lind
On absence of leave from December 2007.

2007-09 State Secretary of of Health and Care Kari Henriksen

2007 Acting State Secretary of Industry and Trade Annelene Svingen
2007-08 State Secretary of Industry and Trade

2008-09 Minister of Children, Equality and Discrimination Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt
2009-12 Minister of Culture
2012-13 Minister of Labour
Labour MP.

2008-09 State Secretary of Health and Care Ellen Birgitte Pedersen

2009-13 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Gry Larsen
Political Advisor of the Minister 2005-09. (b. 1976-).

2009-13 State Secretary of Oil and Energy Sigrid Hjørnegård

2009-11 State Secretary of Supply, Administration and Church Affairs Inger-Anne Ravlum
2011-13 State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister

2009 State Secretary of Children and Equality Lotte Grepp Knutsen
2009-11 State Secretary of Culture
2011-13 State Secretary of Health and Care
On maternity leave March-December 2011

2009 State Secretary of Education Åsa Elvik
MP for Socialist Left Party 2001-09 and Deputy Parliamentary Leader 2004-05. (b. 1979-).

2009 State Secretary of Trade and Industry Fride Solbakken
Appointed 2. October and left the job on 20. October when the minister left the government.

2009 Minister without Portfolio Assisting Minister Erik Solheim in the International Climate Negotiations
2009-12 Minister of Labour Hanne Bjurstrøm
Special Advisor at the Ministry of Environment and Chief Negotiator in the International Climate Negotiations, special adviser, Oslo. Minister, until 20 December 2009

2009-13 State Secretary of Health and Care Tone Toften

2009-12 State Secretary of Culture Lubna Jaffery

2010 Acting State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Lotte Grepp Knutsen
Political Advisor in the Ministry of Culture she acts during the maternaty leave of Rita Skjærvik from January.

2010-13 State Secretary of Children, Equality and Inclusion Kirsti Bergstø

2011-13 Acting State Secretary of Municipal and Regional Affairs Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim
Acting during the leave of absence of Guri Størvold from 6. March to 2. October and Maternity Leave of Hege Solbakken from 3. October.

2011-13 State Secretary of Fisheries and Costal Affairs Kristine Gramstad
Former member of the County Assembly of Rogaland. (b. 1988-)

2011-12 State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Mina Gerhardsen
2012-13 State Secretary of Culture

On maternity leave from May 2011.

2011-13 State Secretary of Oil and Energy Eli Blakstad

2011-13 State Secretary of Development Aid Ingrid Fiskaa
State Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and International Development

2012 Acting State Secretary of Justice Kristin Bergersen
2012-13 State Secretary of Justice
Married to Karen Pinholt. She is (b. 1968-)

2012-13 Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Inga Marte Thorkildsen
MP from 2001 and Vice-Leader of Socialist Left Party from 2012 (b. 1976-)

2012-13 Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik

2012-13 State Secretary of Labour Gina Lund

2012-13 State Secretary of Culture Kjersti Stenseng

2013 State Secretary of Environment Ellen Øseth

2013 State Secretary of Labour Cecilie Bjelland

2013- Deputy to the Prime Minister and Minister of Fiance Siv Jensen
MP from 1997, 1. Vice-Chairperson 1999-2006, Deputy Parliamentary Leader 2001-05, Chairperson from 2006 and Parliamentary Leader 2005-13 of Fremskrittspartiet and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Storting 2001-05. (b. 1969-)

2013- Minister of Defence Ine Maria Eriksen Søreide
MP for the conserative Høyre from 2001, Chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Storting 2009-13. She is the fifth woman to hold the portfolio in Noway. In the press it was considered almost certain that she would have become Norway's first female Foreign Minister. (b. 1976-).

2013- Minister of Industry and Trade Monica Mæland
Chief Commissioner (Mayor) of Bergen 2003-13. (b. 1968-)

2013- Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug
City Councillor for Fremskrittspartiet in Oslo and Commissioner of Welfare and Social Services 2006-11. (b. 1977-)

2013- Minister of Climate and Environmental Protection Tine Sundtoft
Head of Administration of the County Municipaity of Vest-Agder since 2005 (Fylkesrådman) and member of Høyre. (b. 1967-).

2013- Minister of Children, Inclusion and Equality Solveig Horne
MP for Fremskrittspartiet since 2005. (b. 1969-)

2013- State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Julie Margrethe Brodtkorb

2013- State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Laila Bokhari

2013- State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ingvild Næss Stub

2013- State Secretary of Industry and Trade Dilek Ayhan

2013- State Secretary of Agriculture and Food Hanne Blåfjelldal

2013- State Secretary of Health and Care Anne Grethe Erlandsen

2013- State Secretary of Health and Care Cecilie Brein-Karlsen

2013- State Secretary of Health and Care Lisbeth Normann
The 4th State Secretary in the Department is Astrid Astrid Nøkelbye Heiberg, who was first State Secretary in 1981.

2013- State Secretary of Children, Inclusion and Equality Maria Hoff Aanes

 


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