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. Johan P. Barlindhaug

Barlindhaug, Tromsoe

barlindhaug bigMr. Johan P. Barlindhaug is presently President of the Board of North Energy AS, Alta. Previously Barlindhaug founded and managed the consultancy company Barlindhaug in Tromsoe up to 2004. Mr. Barlindhaug also served as chair of the Governmental Regional Commission of Norway (Distriktskommisjon) which in 2004 brought forward proposals regarding development of a Norwegian regional policy. He has acted as advisor for various oil companies and Norwegian authorities regarding development of the Norwegian High North and is a frequent lecturer. He holds a Professor II position at the University of Nordland and has for the last three decades been an active and outspoken expert on development of bilateral business relations with the Russian Federation in the Northern areas.
On the 20th of November 2009, Mr. Barlindhaug was appointed a Commander of the Order of Saint Olav by King Harald V of Norway "for social useful activity”. It was also said that the decision regarding the award was taken by reason "of Barlindhaug’s important role in social and economic development in northern Norway”.
In 1995 Mr. Barlindhaug was made an officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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.

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. 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.

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