Dagfinn Høybråten

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Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair

Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Dagfinn Høybråten

Dagfinn Høybråten is the Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board. As of 3 March 2013, he is the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Prior to these positions Mr Høybråten has held several senior positions in Norwegian Government including Vice President of The Norwegian Parliament representing the Christian Democratic Party and a member of the Standing committee for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Minister of Health, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and State Secretary, Ministry of Finance and a Member of the Board of Governors of Norway’s Central Bank. As a Minister, Mr Høybråten was responsible for initiating several major health and social reforms, including new tobacco control legislation, a comprehensive Mental Health Plan and a reorganization of the welfare administration.

Mr Høybråten has also served as the Director General of Norway Social Security Administration, an Executive Director of the Norwegian Association of Local Government and a Chief Executive of the municipality of Oppegård. Mr Høybråten holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo.

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