From 2009 to 2014 she was the director of communication SN Power. From 2005 to 2009 she was the executive director for communication in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. She has worked in the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Det Norske Veritas and ABB.
As a politician she served as private secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Office of the Prime Minister from 1989 to 1990, in Syse's Cabinet. From 2001 to 2002, under the second cabinet Bondevik, she was a State Secretary in Bondevik's Second Cabinet. She is also a former member of Bærum municipal council.
Tronstad is the deputy chair of the board of directors of Vinmonopolet and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, is a member of the board of the DnB NOR Savings Bank Foundation and a former board member of Sparebanken NOR in Eastern Norway.
- Elsbeth Tronstad, norwegian government web site
- Sprenger, Mona (4 June 2009). "Ny konserndirektør". Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- Board of directors Archived 2007-07-08 at Archive.today – DnB NOR Savings Bank Foundation. Retrieved on 26 November 2008.
- "Office of the Prime Minister. Political Advisors 1976-present". Government.no. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
- "Ministry of Foreign Affairs. State Secretary 1948-present". Government.no. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
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