Former State Secretary Erik Lahnstein (Centre Party)


Born: 1972

Political posts

2005-2007 Political advisor to the Ministry of Transport and Communications
2003- Vice-Chairman of Oslo Centre Party
1989- Various elected posts in Centre Youth and the Centre Party

Work experience

01.09.2005-17.10.2005 Project leader, MARUT (Maritime development)
2002-2005 Facts & Policies Study Group Manager, the Norwegian Shipowners Association
1998-2002 Advisor, the Norwegian Shipowners Association
2001 Posting, EU Commission, DG Enterprise, Innovation Policy Unit
1995-1996 Journalist with Dagens Næringsliv (summer engagement)


2004 Special subject European Law, University of Oslo
1998 Tax Law for commercial enterprises, The Norwegian University College of Agriculture
1996-1997 Masters degree – European Studies of Science, Society and Technology, the University of Oslo
1991-1996 Masters Degree with emphasis on geography and social sciences, the University of Oslo and the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Other posts

2001-2006 Member of the Board of Directors of Dimensions Agri Technologies AS
1996-1997 Member of the government appointed Committee on National Service
1991-1993 The National Council for Norwegian Children’s and Youth Organisations – committee member
Various posts in the Scout Movement