NRCC Council

KarlsenxChairman of the Council Reidar Karlsen, adviser, OsloOyvind Nordsletten miniMember of the Council, Ambassador Øyvind Nordsletten, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign AffairsBarlindhaugxMember of the Council Johan P. Barlindhaug, North Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HansenxMember of the Council Bengt Lie Hansen, BLH Energyconsulting AS

RuudxMember of the Council Svein Ruud, Troika Seafood, OsloheyerdahlxMember of the Council Jens P. Heyerdahl, d.y., Oslo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MellemvikxMember of the Council Frode Mellemvik, High North Center for Business, BodoeMicheletMember of the Council Thomas G. Michelet, Law Firm Selmer DA

CeliusMember of the Council, Bjørn Celius, Kirkenes

Mr. Reidar Karlsen

Consultant in Business development and Management

Karlsen1Mr Karlsen holds board positions in several Norwegian and Russian companies. Reidar Karlsen is former Executive Vice President in A-pressen ASA responsible for the company`s media activities in Russia.
Since 1996 he has established A-pressen's business in Russia including newspapers and printing houses, and was heavily involved also operationally. Reidar Karlsen was in this respect member of the Board of Directors of Russia's major daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, as well is in the national sports newspaper Sovietsky Sport and other newspapers in Russia.
Before joining the Russia team in A-pressen, he has worked within the company's national business, among others as General Director in Arbeiderbladet (now Dagsavisen). Reidar Karlsen has broad experience from business development and management from senior positions in media, energy sector, and aviation.
His basic education is military - he left the Army with the rank of Lt Colonel.
Reidar Karlsen has been a NRCC Board Member since establishment of the Chamber in 2003. In 2012 he resigned Board member position and become Chairman of the NRCC Council.

Mr. Thomas G. Michelet

Attorney and partner, Law Firm Selmer DA 

Michelet bigThe main practice areas of Mr Michelet are private and public domestic and cross-border M&As, joint ventures and alliances, corporate strategy, banking and finance.
Mr Michelet has advised on a number of investment projects in Russia within shipping, food, oil&gas, forestry, agriculture and media. He has since 1995 assisted IFC, as well as both the EBRD (London) and its North-West and West Regional Venture Fund on equity and loan projects.
Thomas G. Michelet is cand.jur. from the University of Oslo, and Master of Laws from the University of Aberdeen.

Mr. Bjørn Celius

Kirkenes 

celius bigMr. Bjørn Celius has been a Senior Vice President at DNB Bank for almost 40 years, mostly staying with DnB Nor Monchebank in Murmansk.
Bjørn Celius holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

Mr. Øyvind Nordsletten

Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Oyvind NordslettenMr. Øyvind Nordsletten started working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974. Øyvind Nordsletten has a long career as diplomat in Russia and Eastern Europe. He served at the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow from 1979 to 1982 as a diplomat of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nordsletten was Norwegian Ambassador in Ukraine from 1992 to 1996, deputy under-secretary of state in the Norwegian Office of the Prime Minister from 1998 to 1999, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia from 2000 to 2008 and to Ireland from 2008 to 2011. In 2011 he was assigned the position as the Norwegian Consul General in Murmansk, Russia. Since 2013 he holds a position in the MFA of Norway in Oslo.

In 2000 he was honored with a title of a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. 

Ambasador Nordsletten was awarded honorary membership of the NRCC in December 2008. He has been elected as a new NRCC Council Member in June 2014. 

 

 

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