Norway’s Børge Brende emerges as president of WEF

Børge Brende

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has resigned from his position to become president of the World Economic Forum, he told a news conference on Friday

Brende will keep his position until mid-October. Before becoming foreign minister in 2013, he was the WEF’s managing director in 2008-2009 and 2011-2013.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg won re-election on Monday and is in talks to other parties to form a new government.