Per Ditlev-Simonsen

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Person.png Per Ditlev-Simonsen  Rdf-icon.png
(Shipping magnate)
Born1932-06-12
NationalityNorwegian
Alma materStanford University
ChildrenCecilie Ditlev-Simonsen
Relatives • Olaf Ditlev-Simonsen
• Sr
• Olaf Ditlev-Simonsen
• Jr
• John Ditlev-Simonsen
PartyConservative

Employment.png Mayor of Oslo

In office
17 October 1995 - 29 August 2007

[[|x22px|link=Minister of Defence]] Minister of Defence

In office
1989 - 1990

Per Ditlev-Simonsen is a former Mayor of Oslo who resigned after revalations about his Swiss bank account.

Swiss bank account tax probe

In August 2007, the presence of a hitherto unknown Swiss bank account was revealed[By whom?]. The revelation came after an acrimonious divorce involving his daughter, Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen, the communications director of Norsk Hydro.[1] The account, which contained NOK 1.5 million had been inherited by Ditlev-Simonsen after his wife died in 1990, and he eventually admitted to not having paid the Norwegian wealth tax on it.[2]

The revelation caused several opposition politicians to call for Ditlev-Simonsen's resignation. Erna Solberg, the head of the Norwegian Conservative Party, asked that Ditlev-Simonsen refrain from active campaigning for his party ahead of the local elections scheduled for 10 September. Even if he had not resigned, the 75-year-old Ditlev-Simonsen was set to retire after the election.[3] The incident was believed to have contributed to the Conservative's 4 percent drop in opinion polls, three weeks ahead of the election.[4]


12 June 1932| 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/199010 May 199013 May 1990New York
US
Glen Cove
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Baden-Baden
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof


References

  1. Aftenposten (August 17, 2007). "Mayor caught in tax probe".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Aftenposten (August 20, 2007). "Mayor sorry but won't resign".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. Aftenposten (August 20, 2007). "Oslo's mayor faces resignation demands".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Aftenposten (August 22, 2007). "Voters abandon Conservatives".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").


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