Kjell Holler

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Kjell Holler (1986)

Kjell Torbjørn Holler (29 June 1925 - 1 November 2000) was a Norwegian economist and politician with the Norwegian Labour Party. [1]

Biography

Holler was born at Tinn in Telemark, Norway. He graduated with a degree in economics at the University of Oslo in 1950. From 1950-52 Holler was an employee at the daily newspaper Arbeiderbladet. He later handled media relations and community contact at the telecommunications company Televerket. Holler was chairman of Televerket from 1974 until he took over as director general 1980-1991. He served as chairman of the Norwegian Refugee Council from 1991-1997.

He was Minister of Industry in the cabinet of Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen from 1959-1963.[2] Holler was forced to resign as a result of the Kings Bay Affair.[3]

The mountain of Hollertoppen in Heer Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, is named after Holler.[4]

References

  1. ^ Knut Are Tvedt. "Kjell Torbjørn Holler". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Register of Persons "Norway's Governments since 1814"". Government.no. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  3. ^ "Kjell Torbjørn Holler" (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  4. ^ "Hollertoppen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
Business positions
Preceded by
Per Øvregård
CEO of Televerket
1980-1991
Succeeded by
Tormod Hermansen
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