Born in 1952. Board member of GIEK since August 2009, Arve Bakke has been president of the trade union Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions since 2007. He has worked for the United Federation of Trade Unions and the former Norwegian Union of Iron and Metalworkers since 1984, and before that spent 10 years working at the Ulstein-Hatlø shipyard. He also served as chair of the Møre og Romsdal branch of the Labour Party for 12 years. His previous appointments include that of State Secretary at the Ministry of Administration and Planning in the period 1996-1997.