The youngest justice minister of all time. Two survivors from Utøya. Former deputy director of the Red Election Alliance. There are some people who now take passports at the king’s table.
The new government is made up of ten women and nine men. It is a young government team with an average age of 46 years.
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (En)
That: Finance Minister.
WHO: 42 years. Leader of Spain since 2014. Member of the Storting de Hedmark since 2005. Leader of Senterungdommen from 2002 to 2004. Minister of Agriculture 2012-2013 in the government of Stoltenberg
Anniken Huitfeldt (Ap),
That: Foreign Minister.
WHO: 51 years. He was Minister of Children and Equality (2008-2009), Minister of Culture (2009-2012) and Minister of Labor (2012-2013) in the second government of Jens Stoltenberg. Member of the Storting for Akershus since 2005. Trained as a historian and has been a researcher at Fafo.
Hadiya Tajik (Ap)
That: Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion.
WHO: 38 years. From Bjørheimsbygd in Rogaland, but elected to the Storting in 2009. Since 2017, she has been elected in her home county of Rogaland. Deputy Leader of the Labor Party since 2015. He was Minister of Culture in Jens Stoltenberg’s second government. In the winter of 2014, Tajik was the host of the NRK Away series.
Odd Roger Enoksen (It)
That: Minister of Defense.
WHO: 67 years. Former party leader in Spain and member of two governments. From Nordland. Trained agricultural engineer. Leader of the Andøya rocket firing range from 2005 until he became Minister of State. He was Minister of Local Government in the first Bondevik government and Minister of Oil and Energy in the second Stoltenberg government. He led the Center Party from 1999 to 2003.
Anette Trettebergstuen (Labor Party)
That: Minister of Culture and Gender Equality.
WHO: 40 years. She has been elected to the Hedmark Storting since 2005. She was the Labor Party spokesperson on labor and social policy issues since 2009. Since 2015, she has been the Labor Party spokesperson on family and cultural policy. In the period 2005-2006, he was part of the council of Gay and Lesbian Social Democrats, Gay Network Aps. Since 2007, Trettebergstuen has been a member of the central board of The European movement. In 2019, she was elected leader of Network of Labor Women.
Tonje Brenna (Ap)
That: Minister of Education
WHO: 33 years. County council leader in Viken since 2020. Raised in Holmlia in Oslo, but lives in Jessheim in Akershus. Political advisor in the Ministry of Justice and in the Prime Minister’s office during Jens Stoltenberg’s second government. Brenne survived the terrorist attack in Utøya on July 22, 2011. She was elected to the Akershus County Council from 2007 and Deputy Leader of the Akershus Labor Party from 2017 to 2019.
Espen Barth Eide (Ap)
That: Minister of the Environment and Climate.
WHO: 57 years. Storting representative for Oslo since 2017. Spokesperson for APS 2017-2021 energy and environmental policy. Until 2017, he was Special Advisor for Cyprus to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres. From 2014 to 2016, he was one of several executive directors of the World Economic Forum. Minister of Defense from 2011 to 2012, and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2013, in the second government of Jens Stoltenberg.
Mars Mjøs Persen (Labor Party)
That: Minister of Oil and Energy.
WHO: 46 years. Mayor of Bergen from 2015 to 2021. He has served as Organizing Secretary for the Human-Ethical Association and as County Clerk in Hordaland for the No to the EU. Since 2011 she has been a full-time politician for the Labor Party in the Bergen City Council. Persen was deputy leader of the Red Election Alliance from 2003 to 2007, and represented the party on the Bergen city council from 2003 to 2007. He resigned from RV in 2007 and was an independent representative and city councilor until 2008 when he joined the Labor Party.
Ingvild Kjerkol (Labor Party)
That: Health Minister.
WHO: 46 years. Storting representative for Nord-Trøndelag since 2013. Health policy spokesperson for APS in the previous period. Leader of the Trøndelag Labor Party since 2020. He has worked as a teacher and environmental worker in the municipality of Stjørdal. He has been Chairman of the Board of Innovation Norway in Nord-Trøndelag, Vice Chairman of the Board of Regional Research Funds in Central Norway and Chairman of the Board of Young Entrepreneurship in Trøndelag.
Bjørnar Skjæran (Labor Party)
That: Minister of Fisheries.
WHO: 55 years. Vice Chairman of the Labor Party since 2019. Leader of the Nordland Labor Party from 2011 to 2019 and Group Leader of the Labor Party in the Nordland County Council from 2015 to 2019. He was Mayor of Lurøy Township from 2011 to 2015. Professional experience as farmer and self-employed, but since 2011 he has been a full-time politician. Member of the central council of Ap since 2013.
Jan Christian Vestre (Ap)
That: Minister of Commerce and Industry.
WHO: 35 years. Trained as a lawyer and CEO of the Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre AS. Vestre took over as manager of the family business at age 25 when his father died. In 2019, he was named Norway’s best growth creator in the international competition “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year”, and in 2020 he was named Sustainability Leader of the Year by E24. He survived the terrorist attack in Utøya on July 22, 2011 and was chairman of the AUF-owned Utøya Reconstruction Board. Political advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Industry Trond Giske in the second 2013 government of Jens Stoltenberg. Political advisor in the parliamentary group of the Labor Party (2010-2012).
Ola Borten Moe (Spain)
That: Minister of Research and Higher Education
WHO: 45 years. First Vice President of Sps since 2011. Representative of the Storting for Sør-Trøndelag from 2005 to 2014. Re-elected to the Storting in 2021. Minister of Oil and Energy from 2011 to 2013 in the second government of Jens Stoltenberg. Businessman and farmer. In 2015, he was one of the four entrepreneurs behind the oil company. OKEA in Trondheim, which at the end of the same year bought the Yme field. It currently owns a small stake in OKEA. In April 2018, he temporarily resigned from the position of deputy director after he and nine friends on a cabin trip were suspected of harassing former SP leader Liv-Signe Navarsete.
Anne Beate Tvinnereim (Spain)
That: Minister of Development Aid and Development.
WHO: 47 years. 2nd Vice-president of the Sp. Provincial Council of Climate and Environment in the bay since 2020. Member of the central board of Sp since 2013. Master in Political Science and has taken the course for applicants to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was secretary of the Norwegian embassy in Maputo in Mozambique from 2007 to 2011. Secretary of State for the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development from 2011 to 2013. She grew up on a farm in the municipality of Halden.
Bjørn Arild Gram (Spain)
That: Minister of Local Government
WHO: 49 years. Chairman of the board of KS, the employers ‘and interests’ organization of municipalities, since 2020. He grew up on the Øvre Skjefte farm in Steinkjer. Master in Business Administration. Senterungdommen Leader 1996–1998. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance from 2005 to 2007 and Deputy Representative in the Storting for various periods. He was a member of the Nord-Trøndelag county council from 1995 until the Trøndelag counties merged in 2018. Then, a member of the Trøndelag county council until the 2019 elections.
Emilie Enger Mehl (Spain)
That: Ministry of Justice
WHO: 28 years. Member of the Storting of Hedmark since 2021. Trained as a lawyer and spokesperson for SP’s justice policy in the previous period. But perhaps best known as the contestant and winner of the television series season. Year on NRK in 2015 and the fact that this fall he is with the TV show Kompani Lauritzen. Elected to the county council in Hedmark in 2015. She is currently on leave from her position as associate attorney at the Elden Law Firm.
Jon-Ivar Nygård (Labor Party)
That: Minister of Transport
WHO: 48 years. Mayor of Fredrikstad since 2011. He was elected as the Storting of Østfold in 2021. He has been a very active critic of the Solberg government’s decision to reduce Intercity’s development ambitions, which has affected Fredrikstad. Elected to Fredrikstad in 1993. Member of the central board of the Labor Party since 2014. Member of the Union.
Kjersti Toppe (Spain)
That: Minister of Children and Families
WHO: 53 years. Elected to the Storting since 2009 from Hordaland. He trained as a doctor and has worked as a municipal doctor in Bremanger and Bergen. Previously, he was Sp Group Leader at Bergen City Council and a member of the Hordaland County Council. He has been First Vice Chairman of the Storting Health and Care Committee since 2009.
Sandra Borch (Sp)
That: Minister of Agriculture and Food.
WHO: 33 years. Elected to the Troms Storting since 2017. Senterungdommen leader from 2011 to 2013. Perhaps best known for her, as the Senterungdommen leader took a stand against the leadership style of former SP leader Liv Signe Navarsete in 2012. She has been a member of the municipal council in Lavangen, and a member of the Troms County Council since 2011.