Sigbjørn Johnsen

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Sigbjørn Johnsen
Norges finansminister Sigbjoern Johnsen. Nordiskt finansministermote i Kopenhamn 2009-12-04.jpg
Minister of Finance
In office
20 October 2009 – 16 October 2013
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Kristin Halvorsen
Succeeded by Siv Jensen
In office
3 November 1990 – 25 October 1996
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded by Arne Skauge
Succeeded by Jens Stoltenberg
Governor of Hedmark
In office
1 October 1997 – 1 October 2009
Monarch Harald V
Preceded by Jon A. Lea
Succeeded by Tormod W. Karlstrøm (acting)
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1977 – 30 September 1997
Constituency Hedmark
Personal details
Born (1950-10-01) 1 October 1950 (age 67)
Lillehammer, Norway
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater Norwegian School of Management

Sigbjørn Johnsen (born 1 October 1950 in Lillehammer, Norway) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party and was Norwegian Minister of Finance in the periods 1990-1996 and 2009-2013.[1]

He is a former member of parliament and County Governor of Hedmark from 1997 to 2009. He was member of parliament for Hedmark between 1977 and 1997 and was the Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1996 during the Brundtland's Third Cabinet.[1] He made a comeback in national politics when again he became Minister of Finance in 2009 Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet.[2]

He was also the deputy chairman of the Workers' Youth League between 1975 and 1977.[1][3]


Political offices
Preceded by
Kristin Halvorsen
Norwegian Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Siv Jensen
Preceded by
Arne Skauge
Norwegian Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by
Jon Arvid Lea (acting)
County Governor of Hedmark
Succeeded by
Tormod W. Karlstrøm (acting)