Espen Barth Eide
- Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board from February 2014, World Economic Forum
Degree in Political Science, University of Oslo; studied in Barcelona. 1993-2000 and 2002-05, Senior Researcher and Research Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). 2000-01, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs. 2005-13, Minister of Defence, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, leading a major defence reform, establishing Norway's Cyber Defence and overseeing several large procurement programmes. 2012-13, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Has been centrally involved in numerous UN reform processes, in the development of NATO's new strategic concept, in setting a new international agenda for the Arctic, in fostering closer Nordic cooperation, in building relations with emerging regions, and in a variety of peace processes.