Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (The Conservative Party)

E-mail postmottak@fd.dep.no
Phone: 23 09 80 00
Fax: 23 09 60 75

Born: 1965

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

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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 is member of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) where he represents the Conservative Party. 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