Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland

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Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland
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Minister of Districts and Digitalization
Assumed office
24 January 2020
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byNikolai Astrup
Minister of Children and Equality
In office
17 January 2018 (2018-01-17) – 22 January 2019
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded bySolveig Horne
Succeeded byKjell Ingolf Ropstad
Minister of Culture
In office
16 December 2015 (2015-12-16) – 17 January 2018
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byThorhild Widvey
Succeeded byTrine Skei Grande
Vice President of WADA
In office
20 November 2016 (2016-11-20) – 31 December 2019
PresidentCraig Reedie
Preceded byMakhenkesi Stofile
Succeeded byYang Yang
Personal details
Born (1977-08-26) 26 August 1977 (age 42)
Klæbu, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Trond Helleland (2006–present)
Children2 sons

Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (born 26 August 1977 in Klæbu) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party who serves as Minister of Districts and Digitalization since 2020.[1] She previously served as Minister of Culture from 2015-2018 and Minister of Children and Equality from 2018-2019.[2]

She served as a deputy representative in the Norwegian Parliament from Sør-Trøndelag during the terms 2001–2005 and 2005–2009. During the entire first term she sat as a regular representative, replacing Børge Brende, who was appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. She again returned to a parliamentary seat when Brende was employed by the World Economic Forum.

Hofstad was a member of Trondheim city council from 1999 to 2001.

Hofstad Helleland was in 2016 elected vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency representing governments in WADAs Foundation Board and Executive Committee.

She is married to Trond Helleland and has two sons.


  1. ^ "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Minister of Children and Equality Linda Hofstad Helleland". 16 December 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2018.