Dagfinn Høybråten

Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Dagfinn Høybråten is the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, which aims to develop and strengthen Nordic co-operation.

Mr. Høybråten has worked as a politician for over 30 years and served various positions in Norway at almost every level. He was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 2005 to 2013 and worked as a member of the Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs. As Minister of Health he pioneered the law banning smoking in public areas. From 2011 to 2015 Mr. Høybråten served as active Chairman of the Board of GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, a public – private partnership committed to increase the access to immunization in poor countries.