Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske (Labour Party)

Born: 1966

The Minister of Trade and Industry is responsible for the industrial policy across the sectors. This includes state ownership, emphasising the maritime sector and tourism, promoting Norwegian industries abroad, competitive and stable financing facilities, simplification for business, the Government’s innovation policy and industrial research.

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Political posts

2009: Minister of Trade and Industry, Jens Stoltenberg's second government

2005-2009:

Minister of Culture and Church Affairs, Jens Stoltenberg’s second government

2001-2005:

Member of the Storting for Sør-Trøndelag County

2001-2005:

Member of the Labour Party Parliamentary Group

2000-2001:

Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs, Jens Stoltenberg’s first government

1997-2001:

Member of the Storting for Sør-Trøndelag County

1992-1996:

Member of the Labour Party’s Central Executive Committee

1992-1996:

Leader of the Labour Youth League

1990-1996:

Member of the Labour Youth League’s Central Executive Committee

1989-1990:

Leader of the Labour Youth League in Sør-Trøndelag County

Membership of parliamentary committees and delegations

2001-2005:

Standing Committee on Family, Cultural Affairs and Government Administration

1999:

Delegate to the UN General Assembly

1997-2001:

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

1997-2001:

Election Committee

Education

1997:

Undergraduate degree in sociology, political science and law, University of Oslo and Norwegian University of Science and Technology