Grete Faremo

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Norges forsvarsminister Grete Faremo vid Nordiska Radets session i Reykjavik. 2010-11-03.jpg

Grete Faremo (born 16 June 1955) is a former Norwegian politician and since August 2014 the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Faremo became an Under-Secretary General of the United Nations on August 1st, 2014. She served as Minister of Justice 1992-1996, Minister of Petroleum and Energy 1996, Minister of Defence 2009-2011 and Minister of Justice 2011-2013.

Grete Faremo is the daughter of the Norwegian politician Osmund Faremo and grew up in Byglandsfjord.[1] She has a law degree from the University of Oslo from 1978.

Faremo was Executive vice-president in Storebrand ASA 1997-2003 and was the head of the legal and public relations function of Microsoft, first for North Europe and then Western Europe 2008-2008.[2][3] In 2007 she was a director at Microsoft when it joined PRISM.[4] In 2013 she said that she in 2007 was unaware of Microsoft's participation in PRISM.[4]

She was appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 7 May 2014.

Faremo has held a range of political positions for the Norwegian Labour Party

She has also held a number of positions in Boards and Commissions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linda Karoline Ringstad: Hør justisminister Grete Faremos stevleik NRK, 12 February, 2013 (Norwegian)
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Grete Faremo". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Jørgensen, Jørn-Kr. "Grete Faremo". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Var leder i Prism-selskap
  5. ^ "Norway's justice minister steps down". Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Grete Faremo leaving Hydro board". Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Kari Gjesteby
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1992–1996
Succeeded by
Anne Holt
Preceded by
Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen
Minister of Defence
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Espen Barth Eide
Preceded by
Knut Storberget
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Anders Anundsen