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".

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Awards 2010

lund awardsMr Kjell Lund, a former Vice President of DNB and a member of the NRCC Programme Committee, was awarded for his practical support, constructive ideas and active support of the NRCC during all these years.

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Awards 2010

hansen awards Mr Bengt Lie Hansen, a former President of Statoil Russia and the NRCC Council Member, was awarded for his profound knowledge, understanding and commitment to the work of the Chamber.

The NRCC Establishment Award 2010

sparebank awardsThe NRCC Establishment Award 2010 was awarded Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge for the establishment of the North West 1 Alliance Bank in St. Petersburg in September 2010.

Olga Larsen, Office and Project Assistant 

Olga Larsen

Olga Larsen holds a Master of Juridical Science from the Odessa National Academy of Law and a Master of Science in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. 

Olga Larsen is well organized with attention to details and has a working experience in an office environment. She held a position of a Vice President for Seminars & Conferences and then a position of a President at the Local ELSA Group (European Law Student Association). While obtaining those positions, Olga got an extensive experience in management and administration, developed skills required for an event manager.

Olga speaks Norwegian, English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Telephone: + 47 47 33 54 85, e-mail: olga.larsen(at)nrcc.no 

 

Olessia Bankovskaya, Office Manager (currently on maternity leave)

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Olessia Bankovskaya has a M.Sc. degree in International Business from Reykjavik University. She studied at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona as an exchange student. She has a B.S. degree in Business Administration (major: marketing) from the University of Iceland. Her M.S. thesis was about Nordic Investments in Russia: Current business environment and outlook following Russia’s accession to the WTO.

Mrs Bankovskaya has five years of experience in marketing from the Icelandic fashion design company ELM, where she developed marketing strategies, executed advertising campaigns for international markets, organized fashion shows and was responsible for building and maintaining business relationships with customers, stores, agents, manufacturers and suppliers all over the world.

She lived in Iceland for 12 years, but comes originally from Russia.

Fluent in Russian, Icelandic, English and Norwegian. Basic Spanish.

Telephone:+ 47 21 01 57 50, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jørn Tverseth, Project Manager (currently on sick leave)

Portret JT 190 260Jørn Tverseth has a master degree in political science with specialization in organization and management. He has supplementary education in project organization, project management, steering - and control. From Bodoe University College he has a bachelor degree within personnel management and development.

Mr Tverseth has a practical experience as a consultant by working for different municipalities in project management, organisation development and planning tasks; as a project manager of business cooperation projects with companies within various industrial sectors in Northern Norway, international business development projects with universities in Russia. As well, he worked with practical training courses for Russian suppliers in the North Western District of Russia in collaboration with a Norwegian oil company. Jorn Tverseth held several leading political positions during a period of more than 10 years, hereunder acted as a representative at the regional parliament at the Nordland County.

He is fluent in Norwegian and English.

Telephone: +47 21 01 57 50, mobile: +47 90 91 49 64, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hans-Olav Rekdal, Project Manager

HR 190 260Hans-Olav Rekdal has proficient understanding of doing successful business in Russia and Norway. During 1998 - 2010 he lived and worked in Russia where he held several management positions. He has more than 20 years’ experience from developing projects, risk assessment, leadership, logistics, and transport supply chains. Rekdal has a proven track record in the planning and implementation of industrial-size projects in Russia including investment planning into profitable business operations. He is well-skilled in strategy development, building a network of contacts, managing negotiations, and closing deals with customers. He has worked as a consultant in various sectors such as, but not limited to, energy, import/export, aquaculture, agriculture, HSSQE, port and inland infrastructure. Mr Rekdal has a good personal network in Norwegian and Russian trade & industry, as well as the public sector.

Education: Norwegian Military Academy ( Krigsskolen II), Oslo, Russian language course ( A-level), Academy of Social Economy (Strategic Leadership), Moscow, Russia, Safety & Security Offshore, Norway. He speaks Norwegian (native tongue), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), and German (basic).

Telephone: + 47 21 01 57 50, mobile: + 47 95 14 82 92, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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. More...

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P.O. Box 557 Sentrum,
NO - 0105 Oslo, Norway

Phone: (+47) 21 01 57 50

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