Inger Koppernæs

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Inger Koppernæs (* 15. August 1928 in Gjøvik , Fylke Oppland , † 15. August 1990 ) was a Norwegian bank manager and politician of Høyre , the member of the long eight years Storting , and between 1981 and 1983 transport minister in the government of Prime Minister Kåre Willoch was .


Education, business manager and Storting member

Inger Koppernæs, daughter of bank director Jens Nørve Koppernæs and his wife Aslaug Charlotte Støle, began training at the commercial high school in 1947, which she completed in 1949. She then worked as an office worker at O. Støle A / S between 1950 and 1955 , before she was director of the family company A / S Koppernæs & Sønner in Ålesund from 1958 to 1981 .

She began her political career in local politics when she was elected to the Ålesund City Council as a candidate for Høyre in 1963 and was a member of it until 1971.

After being elected vice-member in the election of September 10, 1973 , she was first elected member of the Storting in the 1981 election and represented the interests of Fylke Møre og Romsdal for eight years until the 1989 election . In addition, she was chairman of the Høyre von Ålesund between 1973 and 1975 and then from 1975 to 1979 chairman of the party in Fylke Møre og Romsdal.

Engagement in the private sector and Minister of Transport

In addition to her political career, she was also involved in business associations and other company boards and was among other things chairman between 1973 and 1978 and later vice-chairwoman from 1980 to 1981 of the national association of herring flour manufacturers (Sildemelfabrikkenes Landsforening) . In addition, from 1975 to 1980 she was vice chairman of the board of directors of Sagapart , the main shareholder in the oil company Saga Petroleum . In 1981 she also became CEO of the Research Institute of the Herring Meal Industry.

On October 14, 1981, Inger Koppernæs was appointed by Prime Minister Kåre Willoch as Minister of Transport (Samferdselsminister) in his government and held this ministerial office until the cabinet reshuffle on June 8, 1983.

After leaving the government, she became chairman of the board of A / S H. Koppernæs & Sønner in 1983 and chairman of the supervisory board of the credit agency A / S Næringskreditt , of which she had been vice-chairman since 1978.

In 1990 Inger Koppernæs acted again for some time as chairwoman of Høyre in Fylke Møre og Romsdal and was also temporarily chairman of the board of the Ålesund Provincial Hospital.

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