Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg has been NATO Secretary General since 2014. He is a strong supporter of enhanced transatlantic cooperation, including better burden-sharing across the Atlantic. He sees NATO and the EU as complementary organisations in terms of securing peace and development in Europe and beyond. Mr Stoltenberg was leader of the Norwegian Labor Party (2000-2014). Prime Minister of Norway from 2005 to 2013, and from 2000 to 2001, he has been instrumental in transforming the Norwegian armed forces, through a strong focus on deployable high-end capabilities. Under his leadership, the Norwegian Government has contributed Norwegian forces to various NATO operations. He has had a number of international assignments. These include chairing the UN High-level Panel on System-wide Coherence and the High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing. He was also UN Special Envoy on Climate Change.