Speaker's Profile

Kristin Halvorsen

Kristin Halvorsen is a former politician and served in the Stoltenberg II Cabinet from 2005 to 2013. She was the first female Minister of Finance in Norway from 2005 to 2009, and was Minister of Education from 2009 to 2013. From 2005 to 2012 she was second-in-command in the Cabinet and served as deputy Prime Minister. Kristin Halvorsen was first elected as Member of Parliament in 1989 and was the Party Leader of The Socialist Left Party from 1997 to 2012. In 2002 she was awarded for her communication skills by the Norwegian Communication Association. She has also published two books.