State Secretary Anders Bals (Conservative Party)


Born: 1973

Anders Bals was appointed State Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner on 16 October 2013.

Political appointments

2013-          State Secretary for Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner

Other appointments

2006-2009 Head, Task Force Committee Ida&Lyra, Home Guard 17
2006-2009 Deputy head, SALAS (the association of Sámi newspapers and publishers)
2006-2009 Head, newspaper section, SALAS
2005-2007 Head, Verddelaget
2003-2005 Head, ”Boazomagasiidna" project
Deputy head, Verddelaget
Member of the interim board for the student newspaper of Sámi University College
2001-2003 Board member, Sámi University College
2000-2004 Deputy head, Reindeer Grazing District 33 – Spalca
Head, Soahtefielbma community group
1998-2001 Board member, Áššu – Sami Aviisa AS
1998-2001 Head of the football group, Soahtefielbma community group
Board member, Reindeer Grazing District 33 – Spalca
1995-1997 Deputy board member, Reindeer Grazing District 33 – Spalca


Career history

Human Resources director, Sámi University College, Kautokeino
2010-2013  Reindeer agronomist/assistant director general,
  Norwegian Reindeer Husbandry Administration Troms
2008-2009 Publisher, Ávvir – Sámi Aviisa AS
2004-2008 Publisher, Áššu – Sámi Aviisa AS
2004 Research outreach officer, Norwegian Reindeer Husbandry Administration Troms
2004 Project consultant, Sámi University College
2002-2003 Reporter, SR Sámi Radio, Sweden
2002 Journalist, YLE Sámi Radio, Finland
1998-2002 Journalist, Áššu – Sámi Aviisa AS
1995-1999 Paper boy, Altaposten newspaper for Nordavis AS
1995 Completed national service
1990-2010 Self-employed, sole proprietorship


2009- Experience-based Master (EM MBA), Strategic Management and Economics, 

Tromsø School of Business and Economics/UiT
2003-2004  Selected parts of Economics, Administration and Management and 
  Public Management and Economics, Finnmark University College, Alta
2000-2003 Sámi journalism programme, Sámi University College
1989-1992 Reindeer herding, Sámi Upper Secondary School and Reindeer Herding School
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