Kjell Magne Bondevik

Executive Chair

Kjell Magne Bondevik is the founder and Executive Chair of the Oslo Center. Mr. Bondevik was elected Prime Minister of Norway in 1997, and appointed Prime Minister again in 2001, serving until 2005. He was a Member of Parliament from 1973-2005 and served as Minister of Church and Education in Kåre Willoch’s government (1983-1986), and Minister of Foreign Affairs during the government of Jan P. Syse (1989-1990). Mr. Bondevik studied at the Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology and is an ordained pastor in the (Lutheran) Norwegian State Church.