Børge Brende

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the work of the Foreign Service, which includes more than 100 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.

Mr. Brende has been a member of the Norwegian parliament for over a decade. His expertise spans topics from sustainable development to promoting democracy. He previously held positions of Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of the Environment, among others. He has served as Chair and council member of various Norwegian and international boards and committees, including the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.