Former Minister of Health and Care Services Jonas Gahr Støre (Labour Party)

Born: 1960

The Minister of Health and Care Services is responsible for the following policy areas: the hospital sector, health services in the municipalities, public health promotion, mental health and alcohol/drug abuse.

Political posts

2012- Minister of Health and Care Services
2005-2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jens Stoltenberg's second government
2000-2001 State Secretary and Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg's first government
Work experience  
2003-2005  Secretary General, the Norwegian Red Cross
2002-2003  Working Chair, ECON Analysis
1998-2000  Chief of Staff, World Health Organisation
1998  Ambassador, Norwegian Mission to the UN in Geneva
1995-1998  Director General, International Department, Office of the Prime Minister
1989-1995  Special Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister
1986-1989  Researcher, the Norwegian School of Management
1986  Teaching Fellow, Harvard negotiation project, Harvard Law School
1981-1985  Degree in political science, specialising in history and social economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
1979-1981  Naval Officers Training School (OMA III), The Royal Norwegian Naval Academy


Norwegian Mother tongue
English Fluent
French Fluent
German Working knowledge