State Secretary Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen (Conservative Party)

Statssekretær Daniel Bjarmann Simonsen

Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen was appointed State Secretary to the Minister Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen on 17 January 2018.


State Secretary for the Minister of Trade and Industry


Political and elected offices


State Secretary for the Minister of Trade and Industry (2018– )

Conservative Party's Programme of Principle Committee (2017–2019) 

County council representative, Nordland County Council (2015–2019)
Chair, Control Committee


County council representative, Nordland County Council (2011–2015)
Member, Planning and Finance Committee, Conservative Party 

Member, Bodø City Council
Member, Planning, Industry and Environment Committee, Conservative Party. Took leave of absence due to positions as political adviser and subsequently as project manager in administration department. 

Second vice chair, Nordland Conservative Party (2010–2015)
Member, Executive Committee/Board since 2008, vice chair since 2010 

Various offices and committee positions (2000–2014)
Parliamentary candidate (2009) Negotiations secretary, election campaign management, various programme committees (including Conservative Party's Northern Norway programme), organisation committee, various local and national election and nomination committees, various board positions, Young Conservatives National Committee, leader of Nordland Young Conservatives, deputy leader of Bodø Young Conservatives, leader of finance committee, student representative[BM1] , student council representative, etc.



Project manager, New City – New Airport project (2017–2018)
Bodø municipality 

Project manager, New City – New Airport project (2014–2017)
Bodø municipality

Political adviser (2011–2014)
Bodø municipality, deputy mayor 

Head of administration (2010–2011)
Licentia Forlag publishing house 

Various positions and assignments (1999–2010)
Nordland Conservative Party, NU Publishing, Noricom nord, Nordlandsbanken, Posten Norge, Adecco, Personalhuset, NCC, Bodø municipality, Royal Norwegian Army, Løvold Bodø, VG/Dagbladet newspapers and private election campaign advisor, marketing consultant and writer, order processor/language service provider, bank clerk, postal worker, sales and service, construction worker, caretaker's assistant, shop assistant, etc. Completed various courses in business formation, sales and presentation techniques, share trading, HSE, etc.



Management 2014

Information and Communication Management (Communications Management II) 2012

History (2009–2010)

Organisation, labour law and political science, etc. (2007–2019)   

General, economics and administrative subjects (2002–2005)


Board positions and offices


Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) (2017–2018)
Member, innovation committee

Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) (2016–2018) 
Board member

Bodø Defence Association (2015–2016)

Northern Norway's European office in Brussels (2012–2014)
Partner representative, board

Startup project group for emergency services project SAMLOK Nord (2013–2014) 
Member and initiator

Coordination forum between preparedness and crisis [BM2] and management in: Avinor, Forsvarsbygg, Luftforsvarsledelsen and Skifte Eiendom (2012–2016)
Representative for Bodø municipality and led the work of the secretariat. 

Legatet for Bodø Bys vel (trust fund) (2011–2015)
Member, board of trustees

Bodø Defence Association (2011–2017)
Board member

Stormen Konserthus KF (2014–2015)
Board member

Bodø Kulturhus KF (2012–2014)
Deputy board chair

Steering group for Kulturkvartalet building project (Stormen library and Stormen concert hall (2011–2014)