Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Minister of Trade and Industry

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen was named one of Norway's most promising young political talents in 2007 by the national newspaper VG. In 2009 he was elected to the Storting - Norway's parliament - as a representative of the Conservative Party. Isaksen became the Minister of Education and Research in 2013. Since January of 2018 he has served as the Minister of Trade and Industry. However, among fans of the TV show The West Wing, he is most famous for the quote: "A very difficult day. I just found out that one of my advisers has not seen The West Wing. A betrayal it will be hard to get over."