NATO allies agreed Tuesday to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by two years, until 30 September 2020.
Allies congratulated the Secretary General and stated they have full confidence in his ability to continue his dedicated work to advance NATO’s adaptation to the security challenges of the 21st century.
Jens Stoltenberg was born in Oslo on 16 March 1959. He spent his childhood years abroad, with his diplomat father, mother and two sisters.
Mr Stoltenberg holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Oslo. After graduating in 1987, he started work in Statistics Norway. He was the Prime Minister of Norway during 2005-2013.
Mr Stoltenberg 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.
Mr Stoltenberg is married to Ingrid Schulerud. Together they have two grown-up children.
Photo courtesy: NATO
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