Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Børge Brende is a Norwegian politician and has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs since October 2013. He served as Minister of the Environment from 2001–2004 and Minister of Trade and Industry from 2004–2005 and was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 1997–2009.
Brende served as Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development from 2003-2004. In 2005, he took up the appointment of International Vice Chairman of the China Council for the International Cooperation on Environment and Development (advisory board to the State Council).
In January 2008, Brende joined the World Economic Forum as Managing Director with particular focus on relations with governments and civil society.