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  • Nikolai Astrup - Norwegian Minister of Digitalisation

     Fotograf Sturlason/Utenriksdepartementet
    Fotograf Sturlason/Utenriksdepartementet

    Nikolai Astrup is the recently appointed Norwegian Minister of Digitalisation, responsible for ICT policy in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, and work on electronic communications in the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

    He is a politician from the Conservative Party and served as Minister of International Development from 2018 to 2019. Astrup was elected Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2018 and leader of the Conservative Party in Oslo from 2012 to 2018. He is also a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.  

    Astrup holds a master’s degree in European Politics and Governance and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science