Norway has a new government in place after the populist Progress Party withdrew from Erna Solberg’s administration, leaving several vacancies in cabinet, including at the ministries of Industry and Fisheries & Seafood.
Iselin Nybø has been appointed the new Minister of Industry and Geir Inge Sivertsen is Harald T Nesvik’s successor as Minister of Fisheries and Seafood in Norway’s new minority government.
‘The seafood industry is important to Norway because it creates activity and jobs throughout the country. In addition, it is one of the industries with the greatest growth potential’ Geir Inge Sivertsen said as he took over his new post.
‘We will continue to be a world-leading supplier of seafood, and we will support sustainable management.’
Geir Inge Sivertsen has been secretary of state in the Ministry of Trade and Industry since November 2019, after having been mayor of Lenvik municipality.
Prior to becoming Lenvik’s mayor in 2011, he had been a director of Nor-Team Entreprenørforretning. He had been a deputy member of Parliament 2005-09.
He holds an engineering qualification from NTNU in Trondheim.