Former Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey (Conservative Party)

Kulturminister Thorhild Widvey

Born: 1956

The Minister is responsible for matters relating to culture, church affairs, media, sport, gaming and lotteries. The Minister also coordinates government policy towards the voluntary sector.

Work experience:

October 2013– Minister of Culture in Erna Solberg’s Government 
2004–2005 Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Kjell Magne Bondevik’s second Government
2003–2004 State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2002–2003 State Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries
1989–1997 Member of the Storting for Rogaland county, the Conservative Party
Marketing consultant for the Rica hotel chain
Sports leader for people with mental disabilities
Project leader for the integration of people with disabilities, Karmøy municipality.

After Kjell Magne Bondevik’s second Government stepped down in 2005, Ms Widvey has served as board member or chair of the board for a number of private and listed companies.

Former board membership
2012–2013 Haugaland Kraft AS
2012–2013 Ipark AS – Innovation Park Stavanger
2012–2013 Stiftelsen Rogaland Kunnskapspark (Rogaland knowledge park), chair of board
2012–2013 Port of Oslo
2012–2013 Amrop
2012–2013 Nordic Mining ASA
2012–2013 Nordic Rutile AS
2011–2013 Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA
2011–2013 Impact Technology Systems AS, chair of board
2010–2013 Stream AS
2010–2013 NBT AS
2010–2012 Morpol ASA, board member and chair of board
2010–2011 Align AS
2009–2011 Falck AS
2008 (03.06.08-28.07.08) Norwegian Property ASA
2008–2009 Cambi AS
2007–2013 ENI AS
2007–2012 AKVA Group ASA
2007–2011 SYSCO AS
2007–2008 Springfondet AS, chair of board
2006–2013 Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT)
2006–2013 International Research of Stavanger, IRIS AS, deputy chair of board
2006–2010 Bjørge ASA
2006–2008 Pharmaq AS, chair of board
2006–2013 Hitec Vision AS
2006–2013 ONS AS, deputy chair of board
2006–2013 Sjømannskirken, (Norwegian Church Abroad), chair of board
2005–2007 Deep Ocean ASA
2005–2006 Aker Drilling ASA
2005–2006 Gresvig ASA

Former posts
1993–1997 Member of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, the Storting
1989–1997 Member of the Storting from Rogaland county
1989–1993 Member of the Standing Committee on Health and Care Services, the Storting
1987–1989 Member of Rogaland County Council
1987–1989 Member of Rogaland County Executive Board
1987–1989 Member of the Municipal Committee for Health and Social Services, Karmøy
1983–1989 Member of Municipal Executive Board, Karmøy Municipal Council
1983–1987 Member of the Municipal Committee for Health and Social Services, Karmøy
1979–1989 Member of Karmøy Municipal Council   
1979–1983 Member of the Municipal Committee for Culture and Education, Karmøy

Education
Current: Enrolled on Executive Master of Management course at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo

Other studies at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo:

Studies at Århus Sports Academy (Idrætshøjskolen Århus), Denmark

Upper secondary school, Rogaland

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