Elsbeth Tronstad

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Elsbeth Tronstad in 2015

Elsbeth Tronstad (born 1956) is a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party. She is currently State Secretary in Solberg's Cabinet.[1]

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.[2] She has worked in the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Det Norske Veritas and ABB.[3]

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.[4] From 2001 to 2002, under the second cabinet Bondevik, she was a State Secretary in Bondevik's Second Cabinet.[5] She is also a former member of Bærum municipal council.[3]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Elsbeth Tronstad, norwegian government web site
  2. ^ Sprenger, Mona (4 June 2009). "Ny konserndirektør". Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Board of directors Archived 2007-07-08 at Archive.todayDnB NOR Savings Bank Foundation. Retrieved on 26 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Office of the Prime Minister. Political Advisors 1976-present". Government.no. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs. State Secretary 1948-present". Government.no. Retrieved 26 November 2008.