Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen

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Anne-Grete Hjelle Strøm-Erichsen
Minister of Defence
In office
21 September 2012 – 16 October 2013
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Espen Barth Eide
Succeeded by Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
In office
17 October 2005 – 20 October 2009
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Kristin Krohn Devold
Succeeded by Grete Faremo
Minister of Health and Care Services
In office
20 October 2009 – 21 September 2012
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Bjarne Håkon Hansen
Succeeded by Jonas Gahr Støre
Personal details
Born (1949-10-21) 21 October 1949 (age 68)
Bergen, Norway
Political party Labour Party

Anne-Grete Hjelle Strøm-Erichsen (born 21 October 1949 in Bergen) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. She was Minister of Defence from 2012 to 2013.

Education and career outside politics[edit]

Strøm-Erichsen was educated in EDB engineering at Bergen University College in 1974. She then studied at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the United States until 1981 and worked with the EDB systems at the University of Bergen until 1984.[1] She was later senior consultant in Siemens Nixdorf from 1988 to 1991 and BDC AS from 1991 to 1995.[2]

Political career[edit]

Strøm-Erichsen was mayor of Bergen from 1999 to 2000 and chaired its city council from 2000 to 2003.[3] Being mayor, she was the president of the Organization of World Heritage Cities from 1999 to 2001. She also chaired the county party chapter from 1997 to 1999, and was a member of the Labour Party central committee from 2002 to 2007.[4]

She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hordaland in 2005. However, in October 2005 she was appointed Minister of Defence in the Red-Green Coalition government headed by Jens Stoltenberg. Her seat in parliament was taken by Dag Ole Teigen. After the 2009 Norwegian parliamentary election, she was appointed Minister of Health and Care Services until again taking over the Ministry of Defence in 2012.[5]

She did not seek reelection in the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013.[6]


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  2. ^ NTB: Kan få ny jobb, September 21, 2012
  3. ^ NTB: Kan få ny jobb, September 21, 2012
  4. ^ NTB: Ut av sentralstyret BT, February 22, 2012
  5. ^ NTB: Kan få ny jobb, September 21, 2012
  6. ^ Kjetil Løset: Sp-topp trekker seg fra Stortinget (in Norwegian) TV2, June 25, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ingmar Ljones
Mayor of Bergen
Succeeded by
Ingmar Ljones
Preceded by
Kristin Krohn Devold
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Grete Faremo
Preceded by
Bjarne Håkon Hanssen
Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services
Succeeded by
Jonas Gahr Støre