Svein Gjedrem

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Svein Gjerdrem

Svein Ingvar Gjedrem (born 25 January 1950 in Finnøy) is a Norwegian economist and former Governor of the Central Bank of Norway.

He graduated in political economy from the University of Oslo in 1975, worked as a consultant in the Central Bank of Norway from 1975–1979 and in the Ministry of Finance from 1979 to 1998. He served two terms as Central Bank Governor from 1999-2010. In June 2011, Gjedrem got his position as permanent under-secretary of the Ministry of Finance back.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Gjedrem played football for Viking and Lyn.[1]

Gjedrem¨s successor as Governor of the Central Bank of Norway was Øystein Olsen who was appointed in October 2010 and took over on January 1, 2011.[2]

Gjedrem has accepted a part time position at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and started teaching in 2011.


  1. ^ Henderson, Ed; Georgina Turner; Rob Smyth (31 March 2004). "Is the SPL illegal?". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  2. ^ Kremer, Josiane (October 22, 2010). "Norway Names Olsen as Central Bank Governor to Succeed Gjedrem". Bloomberg News. Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Arne Øien
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Finance
Succeeded by
Tore Eriksen
Government offices
Preceded by
Kjell Storvik
Central Bank Governor of Norway
Succeeded by
Øystein Olsen