Changes among the state secretaries

In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has appointed political adviser Therese Eia Lerøen as acting state secretary to Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim, as of 13 September 2021 and in the period that state secretary Aase Marthe Johansen Horrigmo settles parental leave.

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C), the Liberal Party (L) and the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). The state secretaries are:

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Lars Øy (C)
Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub (C)
Mr. Rune Alstadsæter (C)
Mr. Audun Rødningsby (L) – Leave of absence 31.05.21-13.08.21 and 09.09.21-06.10.21
Mr. Hans Olav Syversen (CDP)
Mr. Oluf Ulseth (C)
Mr. Peder Weidemann Egseth (C)
Mr. Håvard Damberg Sandvik (L) – Acting 31.05.21-13.08.21 and 09.09.21-06.10.21

To Minister of Education and Integration Guri Melby (L)
Ms. Anja Johansen (L)
Mr. Grunde Kreken Almeland (L)
Ms. Anne Tørå Solsvik (L)

To Minister of Children and Family Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (CDP)
Ms. Jorunn Hallaråker Heggelund (CDP)
Ms. Julie Kristine Kordahl (CDP)
Ms. Ingvild Ofte Arntsen (CDP) – 50 percent position

To Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Mr. Magnus Thue (C)
Ms. Kari Elisabeth Olrud Moen (C)
Mr. Geir Straume Olsen (L)
Mr. Sverre Vatnar (CDP)
Ms. Maria Kristine Strandskog Göthner (C) – Leave of absence 18.03.21-08.12.21
Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen (C) – Acting from 10.03.21-08.12.21

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mæland (C)
Mr. Lars Jacob Hiim (C)
Mr. Thor Kleppen Sættem (C)
Ms. Hilde Johanne Barstad (C)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (C)
Ms. Anne Grethe Erlandsen (C)
Ms. Maria Jahrmann Bjerke (C)
Mr. Saliba Andreas Korkunc (C)

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Audun Halvorsen (C)
Mr. Jens Frølich Holte (C)

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Mr. Vegard Einan (C)
Ms. Saida Roshni Begum (C)

To Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Mr. Paul Chaffey (C)
Mr. Raymond Robertsen (C)

To Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Tone Skogen (C)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup (C)
Ms. Heidi Karin Nakken (C)
Mr. Paal Pedersen (C)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (L)
Ms. Lucie Katrine Sunde-Eidem (L)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C) – 50 percent position

To Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (CDP)
Ms. Ingelin Noresjø (CDP)
Mr. John-Ragnar Kvam Aarset (C)
Mr. Anders Tyvand (CDP)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)
Mr. Widar Skogan (CDP)
Ms. Ingvild Ofte Arntsen (CDP) – 50 percent position

To Minister of International Development Dag Inge Ulstein (CDP)
Mr. Aksel Jakobsen

To Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (C)
Ms. Aase Marthe Johansen Horrigmo (C) – Leave of absence 20.09.21-22.05.22
Ms. Therese Eia Lerøen (C) – Acting from 13.09.21-22.05.22

To Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Raja (L)
Ms. Emma Lind (L)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (C)
Mr. Tony Christian Tiller (C)
Mr. Lars Andreas Lunde (C) – 50 percent position

To Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (L)
Mr. Mathias Fischer (L)
Ms. Maren Hersleth Holsen (L)

To Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (C)
Ms. Trine Danielsen (C)