Background

event60x80The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles. The NRCC was established on the 20th of October 2003, with a constituting meeting taking place at the premises of Telenor ASA at Fornebu Oslo. The founders of the NRCC are Russian and Norwegian companies, hereunder leading Norwegian investors in Russia. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.

Aim

The aim of the NRCC is to stimulate and improve business relations between Norwegian and Russian companies regarding import, export, shipping, business development, tourism or investment activities. In addition, the Chamber aims to enhance the understanding of each others' business culture, market developments and other socio-economic developments of importance.

Members

As of today, the Chamber has 140 members representing various sectors. It is a pleasure for us to see a growing interest from Russian companies joining the Chamber. A list of the NRCC Members can be found under "Members". The expanded list is only available for the NRCC Members.

Management

Both the NRCC Board and NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "Anout NRCC Employees", "About NRCC Board" and "About NRCC Council".

Activities

The Chamber presently offers regular networking events, newsletters, seminars, courses, business delegations, as well as social, cultural and various ad-hoc arrangements. More information can be found under "Events".

Mr. Svein Aage Dahl Olsen

Head of Government Relations & Public Affairs, Statoil Russia

olsen 190 260Mr. Olsen has for more than 12 years lived and worked in CIS. Prior to joining Statoil, he has served as CFO in Telenor subsidiaries in Ukraine and in Russia, and he has been the CFO of large Russian retailers. He has extensive consulting experience, starting his career in McKinsey as well as supporting the Russian business activities of companies with high Norwegian ownership interests.

Mr. Olsen holds a M.Sc. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Mrs. Linda Beate Randal

Director, Innovation Norway Finnmark

lindabeaterandal farge 190 260Mrs. Randal is a local Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. She was mayor of Sør-Varanger municipality in Finnmark county of Norway from 2007 to 2011. She took over position as a Director of Innovation Norway's regional office in Finnmark in 2012 and is situated in the office in Vadsø.

Mrs. Liv Monica Stubholt

Partner, Law Firm Selmer, representing Kvaerner ASA

Liv Monica Stubholt Selmer 190 260Liv Monica Stubholt has a 25 year track record with M&A, negotiations and restructuring as counsel and as executive manager in the oil and gas industry. 

Since 2009, Ms Stubholt held the positions of Investment Director in Aker ASA, CEO & President of Aker Seafoods ASA and CEO of Aker Clean Carbon AS, in April 2012 she joined the petroleum industry contractor company Kvaerner. Her tasks included supporting business development for the Arctic region and particularly with regard to opportunities in Russia. Ms Stubholt served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007) and Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy (2007-2009) in Norway. In both ministries she was assigned responsibility for issues pertaining to the Russian Federation.

She worked actively to promote and strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries; particularly with regard to commercial development.

Ms Stubholt is a law graduate from the University of Oslo and has practiced as a lawyer, partner and advisor in the first part of her career up till 2005. In the legal profession she has been engaged in European law studies, including as co-chair of the EEA Review Committee “Europautredningen” which recently submitted a detailed study of the impact of Norway’s treaties with the European Union.

Her board experience includes power transmission provider Statnett SF (2002-2005), global aluminium producer Norsk Hydro (2010 - ) and gas pipe-line infrastructure company Solveig Gas Norway AS (2014 -). She is a member of Innovation Norway’s strategic council for IN’s activities abroad. She is on the advisory board of Frithjof Nansen Institute with its strong academic track record on Russian studies. She recently headed the government appointed strategy group Hav21; tasked to identify priorities in ocean related R&D.

Mr. Frode Mellemvik

High North Center for Business, Bodoe

Mellemvik bigMr. Frode Mellemvik is a professor and presently director at the High North Center for Business and Governance in Bodoe. He is a former rector at Bodoe High School of Management, today’s University of Bodoe. Since the end of the 1980ies, he has exercised cooperation with educational institutions in the Russian High North and Moscow (MGIMO). Mr. Mellemvik is also appointed Chair of the Governmental Expert Commission on the High North (Regjeringens ekspertutvalg for Nordomradene) and holds several Board positions both in private and public sectors.

Mr. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y.

Oslo

Heyerdahl bigMr. Jens P. Heyerdahl, d.y., is lawyer and investor. As former CEO of Orkla (1979-2001), Mr. Heyerdahl developed the concern from a middle-size mining and metallurgy company, to a solid Scandinavian group of companies with diversified activities. Under his management, Orkla made several strategically investments in Russia in the early 1990ies, amongst these in the Baltica breweries in the St. Petersburg region, - at that time the largest Norwegian investment in the young Russian state.
When Mr. Heyerdahl started as CEO in 1979, Orkla had a few hundred employees and a turnover of approx. NOK 300 million. When he stepped down as CEO in 2001, the Group has grown to 35 000 employees and had 45 billion in turnover.
Mr. Jens P. Heyerdahl, d.y. and his family controls a major holding of share in the newspaper Dagbladet.
Mr. Heyerdahl holds several board positions, and has extensive business contacts both in private and public sector.
Mr. Jens P. Heyerdahl, d.y. has an MBA at INSEAD in France, and was formerly one of the best jumping riders.

Mr. Svein Ruud

CEO and Owner, Troika Seafood

Ruud bigMr. Svein Ruud has more than 15 years experience from Norwegian-Russian Trade.
In 1994-1997 he worked as a Director General of Barents Company in Kirkenes, and afterwards served as Commercial Councellor in the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow in 1997-2002. Mr Ruud started Troika Seafood in 2002, and also a founder, part owner and strategic leader of Norway King Crab. Svein Ruud was also one of the co-founders of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce in 2003.

Mr. Bengt Lie Hansen

BLH Energyconsulting AS, Oslo

Hansen bigMr. Bengt Lie Hansen is an independent consultant within Oil & Gas sector, a lawyer and previously held several leading positions in Norwegian Oil & Gas companies. In 2010 he joined law firm Selmer as non-equity partner. He is a former President of StatoilHydro Russia up to summer 2010. From September 2004, he was in charge of Hydro's Schtokman-project. Prior to that, Mr. Lie Hansen was in charge of Hydro's activities in the Midlands of Norway and thus as well Chairman of the Board of the Ormen Lange project. He joined Hydro in 1983, and has had several leading positions within gas, research, economy, strategy and commercial activities.
Lie Hansen holds a professor II position at the University of Nordland, Bodoe.

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