Nationality: Norwegian


Civil status:  Married, two children 
Education: Master degree in Political Science (Cand. Polit). University of Oslo

Working languages - Norwegian and English

Also speaks French and some German 

Work Experience:

Chairman of the Yong Conservatives, 1977-79

Member of Parliament, 1981-97 (Committee of Finance and Foreign Affairs)

Cabinet Minister for Trade, Shipping and European Affairs, 1989-90

Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1991-94

Senior partner, European Public Policy Advisors, EPPA Norway, 1997-98

Senior Vice President Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Aker RGI. 1998-2002


Board Member:  

- AS J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, board member since 2008

- Norsk Medisinaldepot AS (former Vitusapotek AS and NMD Grossisthandel AS) board member since 2001

- Scheibler Foundation, vice chairman of the board since 2001, chairman since June 2013

- Magda Müller Mowinckles Foundation, board member since 2002

- The Norwegian Nobel Committee member 2004-2020, elected by the Norwegian Parliament

- The Nobel Foundation, board member since 2009


- SG Finance AS, board member 2011-2016

- Statoil ASA board member from autumn 2002, acting chairman 1 month autumn 2003,

  deputy chairman autumn 2003-autumn 2007

- Norwegian Export Concil, chairman of board 2000-2002

- The Norwegian Association of Foundations, chairman 2003- 2010

- Clavis  Pharma ASA, board member 2007-2012

- Asker og Bærums Budstikke ASA, board member 1997-2013

- Norwegian Refugee Council, board member 2009-2014