Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Political Advisers 1956 -

1 January 1956 -

 

The post as political adviser in Norwegian government ministries is the continuation of two posts which developed from the late 1940's -private secretary from 1946 and private adviser from 1974. In 1992 the two posts were replaced by the post as political adviser.

The state secretaries and the political advisers are the political collaborators of the prime minister and the ministers. The state secretaries are appointed by the King, while the political advisers are appointed by the Office of the Prime Minister.

 

> Political Advisers of today

 

Private Secretary (1 January 1956 - 1 July 1992)
1956-1960: Tim Greve
1960-1962: Knut Frydenlund
1962-1963: Kjeld Vibe
1963        : Kjeld Vibe 
1963-1964: Kjeld Vibe
1965-1965: Knut Frydenlund
1965        : Thorvald Stoltenberg
1965        : Thorvald Stoltenberg 
1966-1970: Kjell Colding
1970-1971: Per Thelin Haugestad
1971-1972: Arne Arnesen
1972-1973: Asbjørn Ringen
1973-1974: Thor Viksveen
1974-1975: Bjørn Skogmo
1975-1976: Leonard Larsen
1976-1979: Leonard Larsen
1980-1981: Bernt Bull
1981        : Bernt Bull
1981-1985: Hans Chr. Erlandsen
1986        : Kai Henriksen
1987-1988: Knut Røed
1988-1989: Øystein Mæland
1989        : Lars Fure
1989-1990: Hilde Johnson 
1990        : Åslaug Haga (Development Cooperation Affairs)
1990        : Tordis Langseth (Development Cooperation Affairs)
1990-1992: Elisabeth Walaas (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1992-       : Marianne Andreassen (Trade and Shipping Affairs)

Private Adviser (20 May 1986 - 1 July 1992)
1986-1987: Bernt Bull
1987-1988: Trond Bakkevig
1989-1990: Elsa Skarbøvik 
1989-1990: Kai Henriksen (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1990        : Tore Rimmereid (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1990-1992: Jan Egeland 
1990-       : Inger-Anne Ravlum (Development Cooperation Affairs)
1992-       : Dag Terje Andersen

Political Advisers (1 July 1992 - )
       -1992: Dag Terje Andersen  
       -1992: Inger-Anne Ravlum (Development Cooperation Affairs)
       -1993: Marianne vand den Houten Andreassen (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1992-1993: Nils Asbjørn Engstad 
1992-1996: Anne Marie Bekkelund (Development Cooperation Affairs)
1993-1996: Tore Gundersen 
1993-1994: Even Aas (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1994-1995: Rolf Lasse Lund (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1994-1996: Rita Westvik (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1995-1996: Hallgeir Utne Hatlevik (Trade and Shipping Affairs)
1996-1997: Tore Gundersen 
1996-1997: Jardar Flaa 
1996-1997: Anne Marie Bekkelund (Development Cooperation Affairs)
1997-1998: Roar Stangnes 
1997-2000: Olav Kjørven (International Development and Human Rights Affairs)
1998-2000: Aud Kvalbein 
2000-2001: Anne Marit Bjørnflaten 
2000-2001: Håvard Aagesen (International Development Affairs)
2001-2005: Kristin Røymo 
2001-2003: Janne Johnsen 
2001-2005: David Hansen (International Development Affairs)
2003-2005: Marit Berger 
2005-2009: Gry Larsen 
2005-2007: Torbjørn Urfjell (International Development Affairs)
2007-2009: Morten Wasstøl (International Development Affairs,
                 also Ministry of the Environment)
2008-2009: Arvinn E. Gadgil (International Development Affairs,
                 also Ministry of the Environment)
2009-2011: Tarjei Skirbekk
2009-2012: Arvinn E. Gadgil (International Development Affairs)
2011        : Signe Brudeset
2011-2012: Astrid Huitfeldt
2012        : Arvinn E. Gadgil (International Development Affairs)
2012-       : Unni Grønsberg Berge (International Development Affairs)
2012-       : Katrhine Raadim
2012-2013: Ingrid Johansen Aune
2013-        : Ingrid Skjøtskift
2013         : Jens Frølich Holte (Climate and Forest Affairs)
2013-        : Benedicte Staalesen (EEA and EU Affairs)

Last updated: 20.12.2013