Minister of Digitalisation Nikolai Astrup (Conservative Party)

Address Akersgata 59, 0032 Oslo
E-mail postmottak@kmd.dep.no

Born: 1978
Appointed: 22/01/2019

The Minister of Digitalisation is responsible for ICT policy in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. The Minister is also responsible for the work on electronic communications, including responsibility for the Norwegian Communications Authority. In addition, the Minister is responsible for the Altinn portal, business-oriented ICT, the Digital21 strategy for digitalisation of businesses in Norway, and resources for ICT research.

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Biography

Nikolai Astrup has served as Minister of Digitalisation in Norway since January 2019. He is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. From January 2018 to January 2019, Astrup served as Minister of International Development. Astrup holds a master's degree in European Politics and Governance and a bachelor's degree in International Relations, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was elected Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2018 and leader of the Conservative Party in Oslo from 2012 to 2018. In parliament, Astrup was member of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment, the Standing Committee on Transport and Communication, and the Standing Committee on Finance. Astrup was the editor of the conservative periodical Minerva from 2001 to 2008. Astrup is 40 years old, married and has three children.

Work experience

2019 -

Minister of Digitalisation

2018 - 2019

Minister of International Development

2017- 2018

Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, the Storting (Norwegian parliament)

2016 - 2017

Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, the Storting

2013 - 2016

First Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment, the Storting

2009 - 2013

Member of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment, the Storting

2008 - 2009

City Council Secretary for the Chair of Oslo City Council, Erling Lae

2006 - 2008

Political adviser in the parliamentary party group of the Conservative Party

2005 - 2006

Research assistant, London School of Economics and Political Science

2002 - 2004

Chair of Oslo Young Conservatives

2000 - 2002

Management consultant, Arkwright

1998

Internship, World Health Organization, Geneva

Other appointments

2017 - 2018

Member of the Board, Pactum AS

2015 - 2018

Member of the Board, Kristiania University College

2013 - 2017

Vice Chair of the parliamentary party group of the Conservative Party

2012 - 2018

Chair, the Conservative Party in Oslo

2011 - 2013

Member of the Central Executive Committee of the European Movement; Vice Chair in 2013

2011 - 2013

Member of the Board, the Foundation Erlik

2010 - 2015

Member of the Council, Kristiania University College

2010- 2018

Member of the Board, Pactum Beta AS

2010 - 2015

Chair of the Board, Pactum Epsilon AS

2010 - 2015

Member of the Board, AS Bjørgvin

2008 - 2012

Vice Chair, the Conservative Party in Oslo

2001 - 2008

 

Editor-in-chief of the periodical Minerva

Education

2004 - 2005

MSc in European Politics and Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science

1997 - 2000

BSc in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

 

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