State Secretary Heidi Karin Nakken (Conservative Party)

Address Akersgata 59, 0032 Oslo

Appointed: 24/01/2020


Heidi Karin Nakken has been the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development since January 2020. Prior to this, she was an EU advisor at ÅKP AS for GCE Blue Maritime and NCE Blue Legasea.

Political appointments

2015 – 2020 Council representative for Møre og Romsdal

2015 – 2020 Transport and Communications Committee for Møre og Romsdal

2011 – 2015 Council representative for the municipality of Vestnes

2011 – 2015 Planning committee for the municipality of Vestnes

2007 – 2011 Attending deputy for the local council in Vestnes


Has held a number of council positions in connection with political positions in municipalities and counties.

Teatret Vårt, District programme council at NRK MR, Vestens Energi, Nordvestkraft, Tremek, et al.


Career history

2019- 2020 EU advisor at ÅKP AS for GCE Blue Maritime and NCE Blue Legasea

2016 – 2019 Head of Communications at ProtoMore Kunnskapspark AS

2006 – 2016 County Secretary/General Manager for Møre og Romsdal Høyre [Conservative Party]

2005 – 2006 Head of Sales for the Næringsliv i Møre og Romsdal newspaper

2001 – 2005 General Manager at Holokleros AS

1999 – 2001 Member of the sales team at Telenor Telehuset, with responsibility for the corporate market



Bachelor’s degree in Law and Administration, Molde University College

EVU Master’s programme, Industrial Internet and Innovation Management, Molde University College

Certified IT Candidate, IT-Akademiet