Jens Stoltenberg will take the publish after ending his time period on the army group
Norwegian authorities named Jens Stoltenberg, the present NATO secretary basic, as the brand new Central Financial institution governor on Friday. The present chief, Oystein Olsen, will resign on March 1, and Stoltenberg will take over solely after his mandate as NATO chief expires this September.
One other candidate for the place, Norges Financial institution Deputy Chief Ida Wolden Bache, who was Stoltenberg’s foremost rival, will take over administration from March till the brand new governor steps in.
The pinnacle of Norway Central Financial institution will lead the work in setting rates of interest and sustaining the nation’s monetary stability. He will even be accountable for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, which is estimated at $1.4 trillion and is the biggest on this planet.
Stoltenberg’s candidacy has beforehand sparked criticism from Norwegian economic system specialists, who’re involved that this appointment may weaken the Central Financial institution’s independence, regardless of his coaching and expertise.
Jens Stoltenberg, an economist by schooling, acted as Norwegian prime minister from 2000 to 2001 and in 2005-2013, earlier than being appointed NATO secretary basic the next yr. He would be the first politician to occupy the publish for the reason that Nineties.
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