Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservative Party)

Born: 1978
Appointed: 24/01/2020
Left: 14/10/2021

The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs has the main responsibility for labour market policy, working environment and safety policy, pensions policy, and welfare and social policy.

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen is the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, and was the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry from 2018 to 2020, and the Minister of Education and Research from 2013 to 2018. He is from Porsgrunn in Telemark, and has been a representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Telemark since 2009. Mr. Røe Isaksen has a master degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo (2008), and his background include being a journalist, an editor and a writer.


Master Degree:  Political Science, University of Oslo (UiO)

Cand. Mag Degree: History of Ideas and Media Studies (UiO)


Member of Parliament (Stortinget) representing the county Telemark and the Conservative Party from 2009.

Member of the working commitee for the Conservative Party from 2010.

Journalist in the local newspapers Varden and Porsgrunns Dagblad.

Project work for thinktank Civita 2008–2009

Editor, Journal Minerva 2008–2009

Aid Political Secretary