Roar Flåthen

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Roar Flåthen
Roar Flaathen 2007 04 19.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Buskerud
In office
Monarch Olav V
Personal details
Born Roar Flåthen
(1950-01-15) 15 January 1950 (age 67)
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Norwegian Labor Party
Residence Oslo
Occupation Politician

Roar Flåthen (born 15 January 1950) is a Norwegian trade unionist and politician for the Norwegian Labour Party.

He was leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions 2007 - 2013. He became the leader after Gerd-Liv Valla resigned on 9 March 2007 in the aftermath of the Valla scandal.

He has also represented the trade union in the National Wages Board,[1] before becoming the trade union's leader.

As a politician he served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Buskerud during the term 1985–1989.[2]

As of 2014 he is a board member of Kongsberg Gruppen.


  1. ^ "Offisielt fra statsråd" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 23 March 2007. 
  2. ^ "Roar Flåthen" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Gerd-Liv Valla
Leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
Gerd Kristiansen