Minister of Digitalisation, Norway
Nikolai Astrup is a Norwegian politician representing the Conservative Party (Høyre) for Oslo. He served as the Minister of International Development from 2018-2019 in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet. In 2019, he became the first Minister of Digitalisation. Nikolay is working on Norway's national strategy for artificial intelligence.
The Minister for Digitization is responsible for ICT policy in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernization. The minister is also responsible for electronic communication at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, including the responsibility for the National Communications Authority. In addition, the Minister is responsible for Altinn, business-oriented ICT, Digital21, and resources for ICT research in the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries.
Astrup holds a master's degree in European Politics and Governance and a bachelor's degree in International Relations, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).