Assistant General Secretary
Atle Høie was elected Assistant General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union at IndustriALL's 2nd Congress on 5 October 2016. He was previously International Secretary of Fellesforbundet, the Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions.
Høie, who was born in Norway in 1966, has degrees in both engineering and economics and business administration. In 1992 he worked as a logistics consultant for agricultural cooperative Felleskjøpet. He then joined the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, LO, where he he had responsibility of environmental affairs and coordinated trade union action in the run up to the Norwegian EU-referendum in 1994.
In 1995 Høie joined Fellesforbundet, where he coordinated all the union's international activity and maintained contacts with 15 Nordic, European and international trade secretariats as well as individual links with trade unions worldwide. Atle speaks Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English and German.