John Bernander

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Person.png John Bernander   CrunchbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born22 September 1957
NationalityNorwegian (Born: US)
Alma materNorwegian Naval Academy, University of Oslo
PartyConservative Party (Norway)
Norwegian Bilderberger politician and Director-General of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

Employment.png Deputy Leader

In office
20 April 1991 - 10 April 1994
EmployerConservative Party (Norway)

Employment.png Member of the Storting

In office
1 October 1989 - 30 September 1993
Succeeded byOdd Roger Enoksen

John Gordon Bernander is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. When he participated in the 2002 Bilderberg Meeting, he was director-general of the state-run Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

Early life and career

He was born in New York City, grew up in Brooklyn and Kristiansand. He was educated at the Norwegian Naval Academy in Bergen from 1976 to 1977 and graduated from the University of Oslo with the cand.jur. degree in 1982.


Before entering politics Bernander worked as a businessman and lawyer. From 1993 to 2001 he was CEO of the Gard P&I Club and later Gard Services in Arendal. Bernander had been a personal secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Ministry of Industry from 1985 to 1986 for the ministers Jan P. Syse and Petter Thomassen[1][2]

In 1989 he was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Vest-Agder, but he did not stand for re-election in 1993. From March to November 1990 he was appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Trade.[2]

From 15 June 2001 to 19 March 2007, Bernander was the director-general (kringkastingssjef) of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, the Norwegian state-owned broadcasting company.[2]

From May 2007 Bernander is associated with The Mosvold Shipping Group in Kristiansand. From September 2009 to September 2012 he was the director-general of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. He then moved on to the managing director position in Viking Heat Engines.[2]

A little piece of Norway

When Bernander was director-general of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, he actively censored documentaries not conforming to the Official Narrative.

For 18 months, the journalist Erling Borgen worked on the documentary "A little piece of Norway", funded by among other Fritt Ord and NRK. It had cost over a million kroner to make. NRK's ​​share is around 25 percent. The documentary, ready in 2006, exposed seven concrete revelations about the Norwegian arms industry and Norwegian contributions to the 2003 Iraq war and "war on terror". The documentary also raised questions about the business of Aker/Kvaerner, owned by the billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke, at Guantanamo, and how Norwegian shipowners aided the war in Iraq.

After the documentary was ready, NRK's ​​top management informed that the documentary would be shown on the state channel. NRK had a contractual right not to broadcast the documentary. The documentary was removed from the NRK department that had commissioned it and which had been a discussion partner throughout the process of making it. It was transferred to NRK's Fact Manager for "quality assurance", who deemed it unsalvageable.[3] The documentary was instead bought and broadcast by a private channel, TV2.[4]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Westfields Marriott
The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.
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