Jonas Gahr Støre
| Jonas Gahr Støre |
(politician, diplomat, millionaire, deep state operative)
|Born||25 August 1960|
|Alma mater||Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Sciences Po|
|Parents|| • Ulf Jonas Støre|
• Unni Gahr
|Member of||European Council on Foreign Relations, International Crisis Group/Board|
|Party||Norwegian Labour Party|
Prime Minister of Norway since 2021. Formerly chief of staff to Gro Harlem Brundtland at the World Health Organization.
Jonas Gahr Støre is a Norwegian politician who has served as the prime minister of Norway since 2021 and has been Leader of the Labour Party since 2014. He served under Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2012, where he oversaw Norway's participation in the 2011 NATO-led war on Libya. and as Minister of Health and Care Services from 2012 to 2013. He has also been a Member of the Storting for Oslo since 2009.
Støre grew up in West End Oslo. He underwent naval officer training at the Norwegian Naval Academy and then studied political science at Sciences Po in Paris from 1981 to 1985. Originally associated with the Conservative Party, he was a career special adviser and director-general in the Prime Minister's Office from 1989 to 1997, serving under prime ministers Jan Syse, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and Thorbjørn Jagland.
He became known as a protégé of Brundtland in the 1990s, and her mentorship inspired him to become a member of the Labour Party in 1995. In 1998, he followed Brundtland to the World Health Organization where he became her chief of staff. Støre was State Secretary and Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister's Office in the first government of Jens Stoltenberg; the government was inspired by New Labour and oversaw the most widespread privatization in Norwegian history. He later served as Secretary-General of the Norwegian Red Cross from 2003 to 2005. Like his political mentors Brundtland and Stoltenberg, Støre is associated with the business-friendly right-wing of the Labour Party. When he joined the cabinet in 2005, he was perceived as part of a group of "West End executives" and confidantes of Stoltenberg that represented a shift to the right. His tenure as foreign minister nevertheless made him the most popular member of the cabinet.
An appointment by Jonas Gahr Støre
|Hadia Tajik||Norway/Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion||14 October 2021|