Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (Conservative Party)

E-mail [email protected]
Phone: 23 09 80 00

Born: 1965
Appointed: 20/10/2017

The Minister of Defence is responsible for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.

Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen was appointed Minister of Defence by Prime Minister Erna Solberg in October 2017. Mr. Bakke-Jensen previously served as Minister of EEA and EU Affairs in Solberg’s Government, after being appointed in December 2016. Mr. Bakke-Jensen was member of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) representing the Conservative Party, from 2009-2016. Before being elected to Parliament, he served as Mayor of Båtsfjord Municipal.

Before entering politics, he was the Managing director and proprietor of Båtsfjord Travel Agency. Mr. Bakke-Jensen served in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from 1990-1991.

Work experience

2017-

Minister of Defence

2016- 

Minister of EEA and EU Affairs

2013-2017

Member of the   Storting

2009-2013

Member of the   Storting

1999-

Managing director and proprietor of the travel   agency Båtsfjord Reiseservice

1995-1999

Travel agent,   Båtsfjord Reiseservice

1991-1995

Teacher, Båtsfjord   school

1990-1991

UN Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil)

1987-1989

Technician at the electronic components company   Marin El, Båtsfjord

1986-1987

Marine electronics technician at Radioservice,   Båtsfjord

1984-1986

Marine electronics technician at Maritim Elektronikk

Education

2012

Senior Executive Course, Norwegian National Defence   College (Sjefskurset)

2005-2006

Marketing for the tourism industry, Finnmark   University College

2002-2003

Project management, University of Tromsø

1993-1994

Christian studies, Finnmark University College

1982-1984

Marine electronic service engineering, Breivika   upper secondary school.

1981-1982

Electrical engineering foundation course, Hammerfest   upper secondary school.

Other posts

2008-2009

Second deputy leader of the Conservative Party in   Finnmark county

2007-2009

Mayor, Båtsfjord

2007-2009

Member of Finnmark County Council

2003-2007

Member of Båtsfjord Municipal Council

1999-2003

Member of Båtsfjord Municipal Council

1989-1990

Member of the Board of the Conservative Party in   Båtsfjord