Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Political Adviser 1997 -

The post as political adviser in Norwegian government ministries is the continuation of two posts which developed from the late 1940's -private secretary from 1946 and private adviser from 1974. In 1992 the two posts were replaced by the post as political adviser.

The state secretaries and the political advisers are the political collaborators of the prime minister and the ministers. The state secretaries are appointed by the King, while the political advisers are appointed by the Office of the Prime Minister.  

 

1 January 1997 - 

Political Adviser
1997          : Arne Næsheim
1997-1999: Erlend Grimstad
1999-2000: Ivar Arne Nordrum
2000-2001: Erlend Jahns Broli
2001-2004: Øyvind Håbrekke
2004          : Astrid Apalset Vassbø
2004-2005: Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen
2005-2007: Anne Tingelstad Wøien
2007-2008: Geir Pollestad
2008-2009: Sigrid Hjørnegård
2009-2010: Jarand Felland
2010          : Ivar Vigdenes
2010-2011: Ivar Vigdenes
2011-2013: Ivar Vigdenes
2013           : Svein Sundsbø
2013-2016: Elnar Remi Holmen
2016-        : Elnar Remi Holmen