Olaf Michael "Olemic" Thommessen (born 18 April 1956 in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and the President of the Storting from 2013 until 2018. On 8 March 2018, he announced that he would step down due to controversies surrounding a building project for a new entrance to the garage for Stortinget. The project saw the initial budget ballooning and questionable decisions taken and Thommessen acknowledged his overall responsibility and said he would step down.
|President of the Storting|
8 October 2013 – 15 March 2018
|Prime Minister||Jens Stoltenberg |
|Preceded by||Dag Terje Andersen|
|Succeeded by||Tone W. Trøen|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 October 2001 – 30 September 2021
|Born||18 April 1956|
Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
|Alma mater||University of Oslo|
He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oppland in 2001, and was re-elected on four occasions. He didn’t seek re-election in 2021. He previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1993–1997.
Thommessen was a member of Lillehammer municipality council from 1987 to 1995.