Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen
Sales Director, Barel AS
Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen was born and raised in Kirkenes, border town between Russia and Norway. He became very interested and curious about Russia in many areas: lifestyle, business, culture, people and ALL the possible business opportunities that can be developed between Russia and Norway.
Mr. Torbjørnsen is educated as “Instrument mechanics” with main focus on electronics. Founder of several companies in Norway, Brazil and Russia, all based in Kirkenes.
Today, Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen holds the position of Market/Sales director in Barel AS, where he is a majority shareholder and the founder of the company as well.
Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen started to explore nearby Russia (Murmansk region) in 1999, which resulted in the birth of Barel’s daughter company OOO BR electronics in 2002. Mr. Torbjørnsen held the position of General Director of BR electronics for some years. Today, he is the Chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen is genuinely interested in the bilateral development and wants to contribute to achieve an open, less bureaucratic and more practical cooperation between Russia and Norway.