Børge Brende

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Person.png Børge Brende   Facebook LinkedIn Powerbase TwitterRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, businessman, deep state operative)
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Odda, Hordaland, Norway
Alma materNorwegian University of Science and Technology
SpouseIne Brende
Member ofWEF/Managing Board
Bilderberg Steering Committee, President of the World Economic Forum 2017-

Employment.png World Economic Forum/President

In office
October 2017 - Present

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Foreign Affairs

In office
16 October 2013 - 20 October 2017
BossErna Solberg
Preceded byEspen Barth Eide

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Trade and Industry

In office
18 June 2004 - 17 October 2005

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Climate and the Environment

In office
19 October 2001 - 18 June 2004

Employment.png Member of the Norwegian Parliament

In office
15 September 1997 - 14 September 2009

Børge Brende is a Norwegian politician, President of the World Economic Forum since 2017, and member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee.[1]


Brende joined The Youth Group of the Conservative Party, (Høyre) at age 14.


He had a brief journalistic career, and worked in the Aftenposten political department under Egil Sundar.

From a young age, Brende participated as a manager in family companies Brende-entrepreneur AS, where he was chief financial officer 1990-1992.

Brende studied history and social economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, finished in 1997.

Brende was political secretary of the Young Conservatives in 1985, and Chairman 1988–1990. He was deputy chair of the pro-EU European Movement 1991-1992 (before the Norwegian EU-referendum 1994).

Brende was the 1st Deputy Leader in the Conservative Party 1994-1998. He was member of parliament (Storting) between 1997 and 2009. Brende was a member of the Storting's Finance Committee 1997–2001.

In PMKjell Magne Bondevik's second government, Brende was Minister of the Environment 2001-2004 and Minister of Trade and Industry 2004-2005.

He was Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board at the Norwegian Defence University College (2010–2011).

International Politics

Brende was Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development from 2003 to 2004.

In January 2008, Brende joined the World Economic Forum as managing director, particularly in charge of relations with governments and civil society. In 2009, Brende joined the Norwegian Red Cross as Secretary General.

He re-joined the World Economic Forum in 2011 as managing director with responsibility for policy initiatives and engagement of the Forum's non-business constituents.

He moved back to national politics and became Minister of Foreign Affairs under PM Erna Solberg from 2013 to 2017, during the Norwegian involvement in the war on Syria and the placement of several US bases on Norwegian territory.

Brende became the the president of the World Economic Forum in mid-October 2017.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
The 2016 Bilderberg meeting took place in Dresden, Germany.
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting
Bilderberg/202318 May 202321 May 2023Portugal
Pestana Palace Hotel
The 69th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Lisbon, with 128 guests on the official list. The earliest in the year since 2009.
Brussels Forum/201520 March 201522 March 2015Germany
North Rhine-Westphalia
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund. The 2015 main theme was (R)evolution.
Munich Security Conference/202317 February 202319 February 2023Germany
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists. The real decisions are made by deep politicians behind the scenes, elsewhere.
WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011World Economic Forum
2229 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201225 January 201229 January 2012World Economic Forum
2113 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014Switzerland2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201521 January 201524 January 2015SwitzerlandAttended by a lot of people. This page lists only the 261 "Public Figures".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2951 known participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
WEF/Annual Meeting/202222 May 202226 May 2022World Economic Forum
1912 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"