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Sissel Marie Rønbeck (born 24 May 1950 in Hammerfest, Finnmark) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.

Sissel Rønbeck
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
25 October 1996 – 17 October 1997
Prime MinisterThorbjørn Jagland
Preceded byKjell Opseth
Succeeded byOdd Einar Dørum
Minister of the Environment
In office
9 May 1986 – 16 October 1989
Prime MinisterGro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded byRakel Surlien
Succeeded byKristin Hille Valla
Minister of Administration and Consumer Affairs
In office
8 October 1979 – 4 February 1981
Prime MinisterOdvar Nordli
Preceded byKirsten Myklevoll
Succeeded byAstrid Gjertsen
Leader of the Worker’s Youth League
In office
2 September 1975 – 14 October 1977
Preceded byRune Gerhardsen
Succeeded byThorbjørn Jagland
Personal details
Born (1950-05-24) 24 May 1950 (age 69)
Hammerfest, Norway
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Bjørn Tore Godal (1971-1981)


She was Minister of Administration and Consumer Affairs 1979–1981, Minister of Environmental Affairs 1986-1989, and Minister of Transport and Communications 1996-1997. Between 1981 and 1993 she was a parliamentary representative for Oslo in the Norwegian legislature, Storting. She is currently deputy director of the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren), and a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.[1]

Rønbeck attended Oslo Cathedral School, but did not complete her examen artium.[2]


  1. ^ "Rønbeck, Sissel ( 1950- )" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  2. ^ Norderval, Ingunn (13 February 2009). "Sissel Rønbeck". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kirsten Myklevoll
Norwegian Minister of Administration and Consumer Affairs
Succeeded by
Astrid Gjertsen
Preceded by
Rakel Surlien
Norwegian Minister of the Environment
Succeeded by
Kristin Hille Valla
Preceded by
Kjell Opseth
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Odd Einar Dørum
Party political offices
Preceded by
Rune Gerhardsen
Chairman of Workers' Youth League
Succeeded by
Thorbjørn Jagland