Stein Arve Ytterdahl

Stein Arve Ytterdahl (born 4 October 1951) is a Norwegian politician and public servant. He has served as the County Governor of Agder county since 2016.[1]

Stein Arve Ytterdahl
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County Governor of Agder
Assumed office
1 January 2016
MonarchHarald V
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byØystein Djupedal (Aust-Agder)
Ann-Kristin Olsen (Vest-Agder)
Personal details
Born (1951-10-04) 4 October 1951 (age 70)
Namsos, North Trøndelag, Norway
Political partyLabour
Alma materNTNU (1975)
OccupationCivil engineering

Ytterdahl was born in Namsos in 1951 and he received a degree in civil engineering in 1975 from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. During his career, he worked in various management positions at Norsk Hydro in Porsgrunn and then Karmøy, at Elkem at the Lista Smeltverk and then as the CEO of Sauda Smelteverk. He also worked for Statoil, Bredero Price Norway, and Boliden AB in Odda. He also spent two years as the director of higher education at the BI Norwegian Business School.[2]

He was a member of the Norwegian Labour Party. From 2007 until 2011, he served as the mayor of Farsund Municipality. From 2012 until 2015, he was a councilor for Trondheim Municipality. In 2016, he was named to the newly created post of County Governor of Aust- og Vest-Agder. The new post combined the old offices of County Governor of Aust-Agder and County Governor of Vest-Agder into one joint office in preparation for the planned merger of the two counties into Agder county in 2020. In 2020, his title changed to County Governor of Agder.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Lundbo, Sten, ed. (14 March 2019). "Stein Arve Ytterdahl". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Fylkesmann Stein A. Ytterdahl". Fylkesmannen i Agder (in Norwegian). 19 January 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
Government offices
Preceded byas County Governor of Aust-Agder County Governor of Aust- og Vest-Agder
Office abolished
Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder counties were merged
and the new office of County Governor of Agder
was established.
Preceded byas County Governor of Vest-Agder
New office
County Governor of Agder