Kaci Kullmann Five

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Kaci Kullmann Five

Karin Cecilie (Kaci) Kullmann Five (born 13 April 1951) is a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party.

She was born Karin Cecilie Kullmann in Bærum and was educated in law, French language and political science (cand.polit.) at University of Oslo in 1981. Before Kullmann entered politics she was a consultant in the Norwegian Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, NHO.

She was member of the municipal council of Bærum 1975-1981 and served then as deputy leader in the Executive Committee for Education. From 1977 to 1979 she was the first female leader of the Norwegian Young Conservatives

She was a member of the Norwegian parliament, the Storting 1981-1997 and was Deputy Chairman of the Parliament 1985-1986 and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Opposition 1986-1989, and again 1990-1991. From 1982 to 1988 she also served as Deputy Party Chairman. Kullmann was Minister of Trade and Shipping Cabinet Syse from 1989 to 1990. In 1991 she was elected chairman of the Conservative Party, succeeding Jan P. Syse, but resigned after only four years in 1994.

After leaving parliament in 1997 Kullmann has been a Managing Director in Aker RGI and since 2002 as advisor. She is member of the Board of Directors in Statoil, Norway's largest oil company, in Scheiblers Legacy and in SOS Kinderdorf Norway and Head of the Board of Directors of the Radio Channel P4. Kullmann is married to Carsten O. Five, former editor of the magazine Dine Penger (Your Money).

As a member of the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee, she is responsible for the decisions to award Nobel Peace Prize to individuals such as U.S. president Barack Obama[1] and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore.[2]


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Per Kristian Foss
Chair of the Norwegian Young Conservatives
Succeeded by
Terje Osmundsen
Preceded by
Jan Peder Syse
Chair of the Conservative Party
Succeeded by
Jan Petersen
Political offices
Preceded by
Jan Balstad
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Shipping
Succeeded by
Eldrid Nordbø