Herman Friele

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Herman Friele

Herman Friele (born August 21, 1943) is a Norwegian businessman and politician for the Conservative Party. He has been chairman of the coffee manufacturer Friele since 1981, as the seventh generation Friele in charge of the company.[1] He was the highly popular mayor of Bergen from 2003 to 2007.[2]

Before the 2003 election, a survey found that 64% of the inhabitants of Bergen wanted him to become the mayor after the election.[3] When Friele announced that he would not be running for mayor in the 2007 election,[2] a survey showed that 60% of the inhabitants of Bergen wanted him to continue in the job.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skreien, Norvall. "Herman Friele – utdypning – 1 (NBL-artikkel)". Store norske leksikon. 
  2. ^ a b Pedersen, Kari (16 August 2006). "Friele trekker seg med et smil". Bergens Tidende. 
  3. ^ "To av tre vil ha Friele som ordfører". Bergens Tidende. 11 September 2003. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. 
Preceded by
Kristian Helland
Mayor of Bergen
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Gunnar Bakke