Tine Sundtoft

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Tine Sundtoft
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Minister of Climate and the Environment
In office
16 October 2013 – 16 December 2015
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Bård Vegar Solhjell
Succeeded by Vidar Helgesen
Personal details
Born (1967-04-19) 19 April 1967 (age 50)
Lillesand, Aust-Agder, Norway
Political party Conservative Party
Alma mater BI Norwegian Business School

Kristine "Tine" Sundtoft (born 19 April 1967) is a Norwegian civil servant and politician for the Conservative party. She was Minister of Climate and the Environment in Solberg's Cabinet from October 2013 to December 2015.[1]

She was born in Lillesand as a daughter of county mayor Kristian Sundtoft and traffic teacher Barbro Rønnevig Sundtoft. After finishing secondary school at Møglestu in 1985 and attending Agder District University College for one year, Sundtoft graduated with a degree in business administration from the BI Norwegian Business School in 1990.[2]

She was regional director of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise in Agder 1995–2005 and was the first woman to serve as chief administrative officer in Vest-Agder County Municipality from 2005[3] until she became minister.

She was general secretary of Norwegian Young Conservatives from 1990–1992, political advisor for the Conservative Party in Parliament, and served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Aust-Agder from 1989 to 1993. In total she met during 2 days of parliamentary session.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Bård Vegar Solhjell
Minister of Climate and the Environment
Succeeded by
Vidar Helgesen