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Kai Henning Gjesdal Henriksen was born on May 21, 1956, and died on May 27, 2016.
He was a Norwegian businessperson.
He also served as a former politician for the Conservative Party of Norway, and having served a period as the chief executive officer of Storebrand Bank.
He was the CEO of the Norwegian government-owned wine and spirits retail monopoly company, AS Vinmonopolet from 2006 until his death in 2016.
Kai holds a cand.polit. degree from the University of Oslo which he attended from 1978 to 1984, a period during which he also worked as a journalist for regional newspaper Østlandets Blad.
He learned French in Tours during the early 80s, Henriksen has stated he first discovered wine.
Kai G. Henriksen was the leader of the Young Conservatives (Unge Høyre), (1984 to 1986). at the youth wing of the Conservative Party.
During 1986, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a private secretary (now called political adviser) for then foreign minister Svenn Stray, during Willoch’s Second Cabinet.
Kai G. Henriksen served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Akershus during the term 1985–1989.
And from 1986 to 1988, Kai G. Henriksen was a political advisor to the chairman of the Conservative Party, Rolf Presthus, and a similar capacity during 1989–1990 under then Minister of Trade Kaci Kullmann Five during the cabinet Syse.
He achieved his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School which he attended from 1990 to 1992.
He was appointed as a “summer trainee” in 1991 at Procter & Gamble in Stockholm, and held the position of project leader at McKinsey & Company from 1992 to 1995, working with projects involving strategies and business development.
During 1995, Kai G. Henriksen was a market director at Avanse Forvaltning AS until 1997.
Kai G. Henriksen passed away at 60 yrs old.