Mr. Terje Søviknes was mayor of Os municipality in Hordaland County from 1999 to 2016. He has been second vice chair of the Progressive Party, member of the Progress Party Programme Committee and first substitute Member of Parliament for Hordaland County. He is currently leader and board member of the Progress Party in Hordaland, and member of the Progress Party Steering Committee. Mr. Søviknes, born in 1969, is an aqua engineer of education. He has also studied economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).