Lae in 2007
|Governor of Vestfold|
1 June 2010 – 30 June 2016
|Preceded by||Mona Røkke|
|Succeeded by||Per Arne Olsen|
|Second Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party|
27 April 2008 – 9 May 2010
|Preceded by||Jan Tore Sanner|
|Succeeded by||Bent Høie|
|Governing Mayor of Oslo|
29 November 2000 – 29 September 2009
|Preceded by||Fritz Huitfeldt|
|Succeeded by||Stian Berger Røsland|
|Oslo City Commissioner of the Elderly and Districts|
15 January 1997 – 29 November 2000
|Preceded by||Torild Lien Utvik|
|Succeeded by||Bård Folke Fredriksen|
|Born||16 March 1947|
|Political party||Conservative Party|
|Spouse(s)||Jens Torstein Olsen|
He was born in Oslo, is a cand.philol. by education and formerly worked as a journalist. From 1981 to 1985 he was a political advisor in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Administration. He was elected to Oslo city council in 1991, and was a city commissioner between 1997 and 2000. From 2000 to 2009 he was the governing mayor of Oslo. As such he headed the executive branch of the city government in the capital city of Norway.
He was a deputy leader of the Conservative Party from 2008 to 2010. In 2010 he was announced as the new county governor of Vestfold, succeeding Mona Røkke. He was, however, replaced in the summer of 2016 by Per Arne Olsen.
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- Mo, Ida Svingen (18 June 2007). "Lae hyllet i Berlin". Dagsavisen (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 10 January 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
- Marianne Henriksen: Baker jula inn Vestfold Blad, 15 December 2010
| Oslo City Commissioner of Senior Citizens and the Boroughs
Bård Folke Fredriksen
| Oslo City Commissioner of Healthcare
May 2000–June 2000
Ellen Chr. Christiansen
| Governing mayor of Oslo
Stian Berger Røsland
| County Governor of Vestfold
Per Arne Olsen
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