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En norsk politiker (Ap), og Norges næringsminister. | A Norwegian politician and the current Minister of Trade and Industry.


Trond Giske Biography



Trond Giske (født 7. november 1966 i Trondheim) er en norsk politiker (Ap), og Norges næringsminister siden 20. oktober 2009. Han var statsråd i Kultur- og kirkedepartementet 2005–2009. Giske var leder i AUF fra 1992 til 1996, og styremedlem i Sosialdemokrater mot EU fra 1993 til 1994. Han ble første gang innvalgt på Stortinget fra Sør-Trøndelag i 1997.


Giske er utdannet cand.mag. med mellomfag sosialøkonomi ved NTNU og mellomfag statsvitenskap og første avdeling rettsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo.



  • 27. november 2009– settestatsråd i Fiskeri- og kystdepartementet i saker der statsråd Lisbeth Berg-Hansen er inhabil.
  • 20. oktober 2009– statsråd i Næringsdepartementet
  • 26. februar 2009–30. mars 2009 settestatsråd i Justis- og politidepartementet
  • 17. oktober 2005–20. oktober 2009 statsråd i Kultur- og kirkedepartementet
  • 15. februar 2008–29. februar 2008 settestatsråd i Barne- og likestillingsdepartementet
  • 17. mars 2000–19. oktober 2001 statsråd i Kirke-, utdannings- og forskningsdepartementet



  • 2001–2005 andre nestleder i Familie-, kultur- og administrasjonskomiteen
  • 1997–2001 medlem av Finanskomiteen
  • 1997–2001 varamedlem av Valgkomiteen







Trond Giske (born 7 November 1966 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian politician and the current Minister of Trade and Industry representing the Norwegian Labour Party in the government headed by Jens Stoltenberg. Known as a political Jack of all trades, he has been referred to as Norway's "Extraordinary minister" (Norwegian: Superminister) due to his ability to head different departments.


Giske was elected into the Norwegian parliament for Sør-Trøndelag county in 1997, and served as Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs in the first cabinet of Jens Stoltenberg 2000-2001. He was re-elected to parliament in 2001, 2005, and 2009. Giske was appointed Minister of Culture and Church Affairs in the Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet.


As one of the most prominent Labour politicians in Norway, Giske has had numerous appearances in the media. He displays an interest in culturally related subjects such as film, literature and especially football. He is also well known for his personal friendship with members of the Royal family, namely Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her husband, the author Ari Behn. He is a strong supporter of the sports club Rosenborg.




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