Ivar Leveraas

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Ivar Leveraas

Ivar Leveraas (born 17 July 1939) is a Norwegian civil servant and politician for the Labour Party.

Leveraas was born in Haugesund. A mechanic by education, he worked as a secretary in Arbeidernes Opplysningsforbund (AOF) from 1970 to 1975. From 1975 to 1986 he was the secretary of the Labour party. He then was CEO of the Norwegian State Housing Bank from 1986 to 1994 and director of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority from 1994 to 2006.[1] In 2006, Leveraas was appointed by the Government as leader of The National Council for Senior Citizens. He is now in his second term for the council.

He has also graduated from the military academy and has a financial-administrative qualification and a masters in management and leadership.[2]

He was awarded the King's Medal of Merit in gold in 2006.[3]


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Ivar Leveraas". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Seniorrådets medlemmer Seniorporten.no, retrieved 3 March 2013
  3. ^ Tildeling av ordener og medaljer (søk: Leveraas) Kongehuset, retrieved March 3, 2013
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ronald Bye
Party secretary of the Labour Party
Succeeded by
Thorbjørn Jagland
Civic offices
Preceded by
Bjarne Orten
CEO of the Norwegian State Housing Bank
Succeeded by
Lars Wilhelmsen
Preceded by
Dagfinn Habberstad
Director of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
Succeeded by
Ingrid Finboe Svendsen
Preceded by
Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg
Leader of the National Council for Senior Citizens
Succeeded by

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