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Jens-Halvard Bratz

Jens-Halvard Bratz (21 April 1920 – 19 January 2005) was a Norwegian business executive and government minister with the Conservative Party. He served as Norwegian Minister of Industry from 1981–1983.Jens-Halvard Bratz was born at Østre Aker in Oslo, Norway. He was a student at Oslo Commerce School (Oslo Handelsgymnasium) (1940) with continued studies in England and the United States (1945-1946). Bratz was married in 1946 to Sissel Lie (1922-1983) and was a son-in-law of Trygve Lie, who served as the first Secretary-General of the United Nations.In 1941, he was first employed at the ironworks firm Grorud Jernvarefabrikk in Groruddalen followed by various positions with the firm. He was for many years director of the Grorud Jernvarefabrikk (1941-1981). The ironworks had been founded by his father Ragnvald Bratz (1889-1968) in 1917. He also served in the leadership of numerous organisations. He was vice-president and president (1971-73) of the Norwegian Industrial Federation and chairman of the Norwegian Industrial Bank (1984-88). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mechanical Workshop Association (Mekaniske Verksteders Landsforening) and served as chairman (1970-1981). He was among the people who initiated the Norwegian Glacier Museum (Norsk Bremuseum) in Sogndal during 1991.Bratz also held various positions with the Conservative Party including chairman of the board of finance (1974-1981).

He served as Minister of Industry in the cabinet of Kåre Willoch from its accession in October 1981 until his resignation on 16 September 1983.

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Some of their strengths

Jens-Halvard Bratz has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Strong, Energetic, Passionate, Physical, Honest, Quick-witted, and Intelligent.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Jens-Halvard Bratz is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Jens-Halvard Bratz well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Jens-Halvard Bratz as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Courageous and Strong

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Jens-Halvard Bratz is someone who is a risk-taker and a pioneer who only gets stronger through the hardships that are encountered in life.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Jens-Halvard Bratz tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Jens-Halvard Bratz's challenges

While Jens-Halvard Bratz has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Jens-Halvard Bratz can be Stubborn, Self-centered, Emotional, Idle, Hypocritical, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Jens-Halvard Bratz's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Jens-Halvard Bratz must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Jens-Halvard Bratz is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Jens-Halvard Bratz also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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