Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende (Conservative Party)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

Born: 25.09.1965
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Work experience


2011–2013

Managing Director, World Economic Forum, Geneva

2012-2013

Member of the Board, Statoil

2010–2013

Chair of the Board, Mesta

2009–2011

Secretary General, Norwegian Red Cross

2008–2009

Managing Director, World Economic Forum, Geneva

2005–2013

Member of the China Council for International Environment and Development (advisory body to the State Council)

2005–2009

Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment (Norwegian Parliament / the Storting)

2004-2005

Minister of Trade and Industry

2003-2004

Chair, UN Commission on Sustainable Development

2001–2004

Minister of the Environment

1997–2001

Member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Norwegian Parliament / the Storting)

1994-1998

Deputy chair of the conservative party

1992–1997

Member of the Municipal Executive Board, Trondheim

1990–1992

Chief Financial Officer, KB-entreprenør, Trondheim

1988–1990

Chair, Young Conservatives

1986–1987

Political adviser to the leader of the party

1985–1986

Political adviser, Young Conservatives

 

Education

 

1997

BA in economics, law and history, NTNU, Trondheim

 

Appointments

 

2010–2011

Deputy chair, Humanitarian Principles and Diplomacy Advisory Body, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

2010–2011

Deputy chair, Advisory Board, Norwegian Defence University College

2009–2012

Member of the Board of Trustees, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights

2009–2012

Member of the Board, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

1995-2001

Chair of the party’s election programme committee

1991-1992

Deputy chair European movement

1987

Member of the Board Afghanistan committee

1986-1988

Deputy chair, Young Conservatives

 

Medals and awards


2005

Commander of the Order of St Olav

2005

Knight Grand Cross, Italy

2004

Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix, Greece

2009

Emisoft’s Sustainability Now prize

2004

WWF’s Gift to the Earth award

2005

HSMAI Travel Award

2003

Sabima’s biodiversity prize (Biomangfoldprisen)