Jakob Eng

Jakob Eng (born June 25, 1937) is a Norwegian banker, organizational leader and politician for the Christian Democratic Party .

Early life and career

He was born in Karmøy with Thomas Emil Eng (1912-1988) and Aslaug Helene Grindhaug (1915-1999). He took a secondary education with emphasis on economy from 1955 to 1958, and learned business administration at the Norwegian School of Management from 1959 to 1961. He was hired in the bank. Skudesneshavn Sparebank, and he was the bank director from 1966 until 1984. [1]


He was elected deputy member of Karmøy municipal council from 1976 to 1971. He was elected in 1971, and even became mayor. He was deputy mayor from 1981 to 1982, then mayor again from 1982 to 1984. He was a regular member from 1984 to 2003. He was a member of Rogaland county council from 1979 to 1991, and a deputy member in 1975-1979 and 1991-1995. He chaired the regional party in Rogaland from 1980 to 1983, and was a member of his party’s national board in the same period. He chaired his local chapter from 1993 to 1994. Nationally, he served as a deputy member of the Parliament of Norwayfrom Rogaland during the years 1973-1977, 1977-1981 and 1981-1985. [1] He became involved in local organizing after becoming a boarder too, [2] and in February 2006 Eng became an honorary member of his party. [3]

Organizational work

From 1984 to 1992 he worked full-time as chairman of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities . He also became a member of the committee from 1976 to 1980. Also, he was a member of the organization’s central committee from 1980, and remained so until 2000. [1] As leader he replaced Sverre Krogh , who received medium passes from the Christian Democratic and Conservative party-coalition partners at the time with Krogh’s Center party in Willoch’s Second Cabinet . [4]

Through the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, Eng has become involved in international work. He was a board member of the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) from 1984 to 1992, and of the International Council of Environmental Initiatives (ICLES) from 1990 to 1998. In the Council of Europe he was a part of the Committee on Regional Problems and Regional Planning from 1980 to 1984, the Conference of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe from 1980 to 2000, the Committee on Environment and Town Planning from 1984 to 1988 and the Standing Committee from 1989 to 1992. [1]

He was also involved in the Norwegian Lutheran Mission and the local parish council. He also held many other memberships in municipal and regional boards and committees, as well as in local enterprises. [1] He lives in Skudeneshavn . [4]


  1. ^ Jump up to:e „Jakob Eng“ (in Norwegian). Storting .
  2. Jump up^ Hoel, Per Anders (17 August 2007). „Prestisjekamp om KrF-festningen i vest“. Vårt Land (in Norwegian). p. 8.
  3. Jump up^ „Steensnæs hedret av sitt fylkesparti“ (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. February 18, 2006.
  4. ^ Jump up to:b „SP-ja til AP-leder i KS intet dødskyss til KrF“ (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. May 19, 1992. Cite error: Invalid tag; name „ntb“ defined multiple times with different content (see the help page ). <ref>