Jens Stoltenberg

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Jens Stoltenberg
13th Secretary General of NATO
Assumed office
1 October 2014
Preceded byAnders Fogh Rasmussen
27th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
17 October 2005 – 16 October 2013
MonarchHarald V
Preceded byKjell Magne Bondevik
Succeeded byErna Solberg
In office
3 March 2000 – 19 October 2001
MonarchHarald V
Preceded byKjell Magne Bondevik
Succeeded byKjell Magne Bondevik
Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office
6 April 2002
Preceded byThorbjørn Jagland
Minister of Finance
In office
25 October 1996 – 17 October 1997
Prime MinisterThorbjørn Jagland
Preceded bySigbjørn Johnsen
Succeeded byGudmund Restad
Minister of Industry and Energy
In office
7 October 1993 – 24 October 1996
Prime MinisterGro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded byFinn Kristensen
Succeeded byGrete Faremo
Leader of Workers' Youth League
In office
Preceded byEgil Knudsen
Succeeded byTurid Birkeland
Personal details
Born (1959-03-16) 16 March 1959 (age 65)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Ingrid Schulerud
Anne Catharina
Alma materUniversity of Oslo

Jens Stoltenberg (audio speaker iconlisten ; born 16 March 1959) is a Norwegian politician. He was the Prime Minister of Norway from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2013. He is a member of the Labour Party. On 28 March 2014, he was appointed by NATO's North Atlantic Council as Secretary General of NATO and chairman of the North Atlantic Council, in succession to Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He has held the position since 1 October 2014.[1]

Stoltenberg has been a member of the Global Commission for the Economy and Climate.[2][3] Stoltenberg was born in Oslo, and is a member of the Stoltenberg political family. He is married to Ingrid Schulerud and they have two children together. He is an agnostic.[4]

During the 2011 Norway attacks, the building where the prime minister's office then was - was bombed; Stoltenberg was then at the prime minister's residence (or the building which becomes the prime mininster's home, until he no longer is a prime minister).[5]

Stoltenberg's father, Thorvald (1931–2018), was the Foreign Minister in the Brundtland government twice.

On February 4th, 2022 he was named as the incoming governor of Norges Bank.[6] However, after a NATO summit in March 2022 concerning the war in Ukraine, Stoltenberg accepted a renewed term of one year to continue as NATO secretary-general and thereby resigned as incoming central bank governor. Acting Governor Ida Wolden Bache was instead given the term that Stoltenberg was meant to take on.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jens Stoltenberg named as next Nato chief". The Independent. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  2. "The Global Commission | New Climate Economy | Commission on the Economy and Climate". Archived from the original on 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  3. Major figures join project’s Global Commission November 27, 2013
  4. Erik Fossen; Håvard Bjelland (31 December 2011). "- Man må tro at det nytter". Bergens Tidende. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  5. Tolfsen, Caroline (22 July 2017). "Stoltenberg om 22. juli: – Det var som en demning som brast". NRK.
  6. "Jens Stoltenberg blir sentralbanksjef" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang.
  7. Solvang, Tiril Mettesdatter (2022-03-24). "Stoltenberg: Det viktigste jeg kan gjøre i mitt liv". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2022-04-29.

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