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Raymond Johansen

Governing Mayor, The City of Oslo 

The Governing Mayor leading Oslo through its green transition

Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen (Labour Party) was elected to the City Council of Oslo in 2015 and appointed governing mayor after establishing a City Government Coalition composed of the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party, and the Green Party. 

Governing Mayor Johansen was Secretary General of the Labour Party from 2009 to 2015 and served as State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during both government periods of Mr. Jens Stoltenberg (2000/2005).  He has previously been Vice Mayor of Transport and Environment in the City Government of Oslo (1991-95) with the Socialist Left Party and leader of Socialist Left Youth Party (1986-88). 

Mr. Johansen has extensive international experience and has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Head of Department in the Norwegian Agency for International Development and Chargé d’Affairs a.i. at the Norwegian Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea.