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]


  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
Succeeded by
Gunnar Bakke