Bjørn Ole Gleditsch

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Bjørn Ole Gleditsch 2010

Bjørn Ole Gleditsch (born 13 January 1963) is a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party.

Since 2003 he is the mayor of Sandefjord. Before this he served several terms in the municipal council.[1]

Gleditsch is the richest mayor of any municipality of Norway. The grandson of Odd Gleditsch, he is an heir of the paint company Jotun. Through shareholding, he has a fortune of NOK 480 million,[2] approximately 86.9 million U.S. dollars.

He is also a member of the board of Sandefjord Airport, Torp.[1]


  1. ^ a b Conservative Party biography Archived September 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Flesland, Stig (25 September 2008). "Norges rikeste ordfører". Retrieved 2008-09-27.