|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
16 October 2013 – 20 October 2017
|Prime Minister||Erna Solberg|
|Preceded by||Espen Barth Eide|
|Succeeded by||Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide|
|Minister of Trade and Industry|
18 June 2004 – 17 October 2005
|Prime Minister||Kjell Magne Bondevik|
|Preceded by||Grete Knudsen|
|Succeeded by||Odd Eriksen|
|Minister of the Environment|
19 October 2001 – 18 June 2004
|Prime Minister||Kjell Magne Bondevik|
|Preceded by||Siri Bjerke|
|Succeeded by||Knut Arild Hareide|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 October 1997 – 30 September 2009
|Born||25 September 1965|
|Alma mater||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
Børge Brende (born 25 September 1965) is a Norwegian politician and diplomat of the Conservative Party serving as President of the World Economic Forum since 2017. He previously was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2017, Minister of the Environment from 2001 to 2004 and Minister of Trade and Industry from 2004 to 2005. He also was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 1997 to 2009.
Brende served as Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, he took up the appointment of international vice chairman of the China Council for the International Cooperation on Environment and Development (advisory board to the State Council).
In 2006, Brende was one of the candidates shortlisted to succeed Klaus Töpfer as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), alongside Achim Steiner of Germany and Rajendra K. Pachauri of India; the post eventually went to Steiner.
In January 2008, Brende joined the World Economic Forum as managing director, particularly in charge of relations with governments and civil society. In 2009, Brende joined the Norwegian Red Cross as Secretary General. He re-joined the World Economic Forum in 2011 as managing director with responsibility for policy initiatives and engagement of the Forum's non-business constituents.
Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013–2017)
In October 2014, Brende – in his capacity as Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) – co-hosted the Cairo Conference on Palestine, an international donor conference on reconstructing the Gaza Strip, which garnered $5.4 billion in pledges.
In 2015, Brende negotiated an interim agreement between Norway and the other coastal states in the Arctic – Canada, Denmark (on behalf of its territory of Greenland), Russia and the United States – on prohibiting commercial fishing in the increasingly ice-free international waters of the Arctic.
World Economic Forum
On 15 September 2017 it was announced that Brende will be the president of the World Economic Forum from mid October 2017.
- World Economic Forum (WEF), Member of the Europe Policy Group (since 2017)
- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (2016-2017)
- Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (2013-2017)
- World Bank, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (2013-2017)
- Statoil, Member of the Board (2012-2013)
- Norwegian Defence University College, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board (2010–2011)
- Mesta, Chairman of the Board (2009–2011)
- 2004 – Order of the Phoenix
- 2005 – Order of St. Olav
- 2005 – Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
- 2018 – Order of San Carlos
- Norway’s Børge Brende joins World Economic Forum, 15 September 2017, The New York Times.
- SHORTLIST OF CANDIDATES FOR POST OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP) United Nations, press release of March 3, 2006.
- "Børge Brende blir Røde Kors-sjef". Aftenposten.no. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "Norwegian Red Cross Chief to Join World Economic Forum". World Economic Forum. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Michael R. Gordon (October 12, 2014), Conference Pledges $5.4 Billion to Rebuild Gaza Strip, The New York Times.
- Steven Lee Myers (July 16, 2015), Sea Warming Leads to Ban on Fishing in the Arctic, The New York Times.
- UN Secretary-General Announces Members of the High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child Archived 2016-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. Every Woman Every Child, press release of 21 January 2016.
- "Norway's Børge Brende joins World Economic Forum". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
- Europe Policy Group World Economic Forum.
- Board of Governors Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
- Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
- Board of Governors World Bank.
-  Archived October 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Lars Joakim Skarvøy. "Kilder til VG: Børge Brende har sagt ja til å bli utenriksminister". VG. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- (in Norwegian) Brende's CV at the Ministry of Trade and Industry
| Minister of the Environment
Knut Arild Hareide
| Minister of Trade and Industry
Espen Barth Eide
| Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
|Non-profit organization positions|
| Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross
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