Jens Frølich Holte has a degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.
He was born in Bergen in 1985 and became politically active in the Young Conservatives at the age of seventeen. While studying at NHH, he was a member of the organising committee for the annual student festival.
Frølich Holte has been State Secretary to the Minister for EEA and EU Affairs, acting State Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Communications, and political adviser in the Ministry of Climate and Environment, where his areas of work included the Paris Agreement negotiations and Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative.
He has been in his current position as State Secretary for International Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since January 2018.