State Secretary Jan-Christian Kolstø (Liberal Party)

Portrait of Jan-Christian Kolstø

Address Grubbegata 1, 0030 Oslo
E-mail [email protected]
Phone: +47 22 24 78 30

Born: 1972

Kolstø was appointed State Secretary by the King in Council on 17 January 2018.

Kolstø was born in Bergen and grew up in Haugesund.

Work experience

2018 State Secretary to party leader Trine Skei Grande at the Ministry of Culture

2010–2017 Press officer to the Liberal Party’s parliamentary group

2006–2010 Communications adviser to the Liberal Party’s parliamentary group

2005–2006 Political adviser to the Liberal Party’s parliamentary group

2002–2004 Executive officer at the University of Bergen


2010–2011 BI Norwegian Business School, Strategic communication and PR management – part time studies

1992–2000 University of Bergen.
Postgraduate studies in German – common studies: language and literature; specialised studies: literature.
Years 1 and 2, law.
German – intermediate subject.
German – one-year foundation level subject.
Examen philosophicum (introductory course in philosophy) and the preliminary examination in phonetics and linguistics.


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