Finn Lied

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Person.png Finn Lied  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, deep state operative)
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Born12 April 1916
Died10 October 2014 (Age 98)
Alma materNorwegian Institute of Technology
PartyLabour Party (Norway)
Spooky Norwegian politician. Zionist. Creator of oil company Statoil. Deep state operative.

Employment.png Statoil/Chairman

In office
1974 - 1984

Employment.png Norway/Minister/Trade and Industry

In office
17 March 1971 - 18 October 1972

Employment.png Norwegian Defence Research Establishment/Director

In office
1957 - 1983
Started working there in 1946

Finn Lied was a Norwegian military researcher and an politician for the Labour Party, where he belonged to the right wing of the party. He was particularly known for work on the establishment of the Norwegian state oil company Statoil. His effort to ensure that a large part of the revenues from the oil industry that explored the petroleum deposits under the Norwegian continental shelf was taxed by the Norwegian state was of great importance.


Finn Lied studied electrical engineering at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim when Norway was attacked by Nazi-Germany in 1940. Lied fled to Sweden in 1941 and worked for one year with the Norwegian Military Attaché in Stockholm before he went to the United Kingdom. After an officer course, he was employed by the communications department at the Armed Forces High Command in London.

Lied spent almost his entire professional career at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), where he worked from 1946 to 1983, interrupted only by studying and ministerial posts. Lied was director of FFI from 1957 until he retired in 1983, and contributed greatly to shaping the institute. Lied collaborated with the front company Norasonde

Lied was Labour Party politician and Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Industry in Trygve Bratteli’s government from 17 March 1971 to 18 October 1972.[1] He was aware of other countries' experience with rapid oil money having harmful effect on the economy, allowing other businesses to suffer. He observed that in many countries the overwhelming proceeds from the oil industry went to an elite, while only a small part was used to the benefit of the population as a whole. The management scheme and the bold tax system he supported meant that most of the wealth remained in Norway, and the bolstering of the welfare state.

Lied was a driving force for the creation of state-owned oil company Statoil in 1972, where his undersecretary Arve Johnsen was the first CEO. Lied was Chairman of Statoil from 1974 to 1984.[2] Statoil was the instrument of the "nationalization" and entered operational cooperation with major foreign companies had to obey the Norwegian government.

Support for Israel

During the Yom Kippur War, Lied led the action committee Let Israel Live. Later, he was involved in the creation of the friendship association Friends of Israel in the Norwegian Labour Movement ( Norwegian: Venner av Israel i Norsk Arbeiderbevegelse (VINA). From 1978 to 1993 he was a member of the Norwegian Committee for the support of the Jerusalem Shaare Zedek Medical Center.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
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  2. Skogseth, Arne (23 March 1984). "NTH-sjef Statoil-formann". VG (in Norwegian). p. 3.