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Grete Faremo

Grete Faremo (born 16 June 1955 in Arendal), is a Norwegian politician who served as the Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police in Norway from 2012 to 2013. In 2007 she was a director at Microsoft when it joined PRISM.[1] In 2013 she said that she in 2007 was unaware of Microsoft's participation in PRISM.[1]

Grete Faremo is the daughter of the Norwegian politician Osmund Faremo and grew up in Byglandsfjord.[2] She has a law degree from the University of Oslo from 1978.

Prior to serving in government, Faremo was the head of the legal and public relations function of Microsoft, region Western Europe. .[3][4]

Faremo was appointed the Minister of Defence on October 20, 2009.

Faremo has held a range of political positions for the Norwegian Labour Party

  • 1997-2003 Executive vice-president Storebrand ASA
  • 2003-2008 Director of legal and corporate affairs, Microsoft Norway
  • 2008-2011 Minister of Defense
  • From 2011.11.11 she is Minister of Justice[5]

She has also held a number of positions in Boards and Commissions.

  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Leader of Norsk Folkehjelp 2003-2007
  • Board member in Norsk Hydro from 2006 until October 21, 2009[6]
  • Board member in COWI AS since 2008


Political offices
Preceded by
Kari Gjesteby
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
Succeeded by
Anne Holt
Preceded by
Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Espen Barth Eide
Preceded by
Knut Storberget
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
Succeeded by
Anders Anundsen

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