Norway, Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, Minister of Health and Care Services, Chair of the Ministerial Meeting
















The Minister of Health and Care Services is responsible for the following policy areas: the hospital sector, health services in the municipalities, public health promotion, mental health and alcohol/drug abuse.

Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen was born in Bergen in 1949. She was educated as computer engineer. She has twenty years private and public sector experience in computers and information technology in the fields of system development and management. She was Commissioner, City of Bergen, from 2003 until she was appointed minister of defence.

Political positions:

1991 - 2005: Member of Bergen City Council
1991 - 2000: Member of the Executive Board, Bergen City Council
1992: Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in Bergen
1995 - 1998: Councillor and Chairman of the Principal Committee on Schools, City of Bergen
1997 - 1999: Leader of Hordaland Labour Party
1998 - 1999: Deputy Mayor, City of Bergen
1998 - 1999: Chairman of the Committee on Leisure and Culture, City of Bergen
1998 - 2000: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bergen City of Culture 2000
1999 - 2001: President of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC)
1999 - June 2000: Mayor, City of Bergen
June 2000 - October 2003: Chief Commissioner of the City of Bergen following introduction of the parliamentary system of city government
2001 - : Member of Labour Party Central Council
October 2003 - 2005: Councillor and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Environmental Affairs and Urban Development for the City of Bergen
October 2005 - October 2009: Minister of Defence


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