Olaf Michael "Olemic" Thommessen (born 18 April 1956 in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and the President of the Storting since 8 October 2013.[1] On March 8, 2018 he announced that he would step down due to controversies surrounding a building project for a new entrance to the garage for Stortinget. The project saw the initial budget ballooning and questionable decisions taken and Thommessen acknowledged his overall responsibility and said he would step down.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oppland in 2001, and has been re-elected on two occasions. He previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1993–1997.

Thommessen was a member of Lillehammer municipality council from 1987 to 1995.


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Tove Veierød
Chair of Foreningen Norden in Norway
Political offices
Preceded by
Dag Terje Andersen
President of the Storting