Background

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The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles in Oslo on 20 October 2003. Members include major Norwegian and Russian companies such as Equinor, Jotun, RN Nordic Oil as well as central business organizations such as the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), GIEK, Innovation Norway, universities and SMEs. Russian companies are also members of Board of Directors of the NRCC. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.
Since the establishment of the association, NRCC has developed close cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, centrally as well as in regional Russia. The CCIs of Russia have about 170 regional offices and more than 50 000 members. Our outreach to Russian companies in the Russian market is thus extraordinary and quite unique.
NRCC is an NGO mainly financed by various types of membership. In 2020, the NRCC signed third three-year Program Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway with the aim of strengthening business relations between Norway and Russia.

The NRCC is the leading Norwegian-Russian Business Network.

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 about 110 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 the NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "About 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".

Svein Stolpestad 

Group Vice President - Strategy & Sustainability, Jotun AS

Svein Stolpestad 190 260

Mr. Stolpestad has the responsibility for Group Strategy, Business Development and Sustainability for Jotun’s global activities in over 50 countries. His main focus is development of business opportunities with local businesses within local frameworks.
He has been working for the Jotun Group for a number of years in various management positions, including Finance, Supply Chain, Business Development and spent 5 years as a Country Manager for Jotun Iberica in Spain. In the role of Group VP he was deeply involved in Jotun’s development and investments in Russia and has been on the Board of the local company Jotun OOO for a number of years. Mr Stolpestad will further business development within NRCC, and encourage cooperation with associations in neighboring countries for added influence.
Mr Stolpestad holds a MSc (Siv.Ing) from NTH/NTNU and a Master (Siv.Øk) from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

 

Torstein Myklebostad

CEO, Rottefella AS

Torstein Myklebostad 190 260

Torstein Myklebostad is the CEO of Rottefella AS. Rottefella is a Norwegian company in the field of cross country ski bindings, and is based in Lier, outside of Oslo, with production and administration facilities.
Mr. Myklebostad previously held positions as Sales director and VP sales, business development and marketing in Rottefella, and has worked actively with the Russian market since 2010, where Rottefella today is the marketleader.
Before Rottefella mr. Myklebostad was regional director responsible for DACH, Benelux and the Nordics in Creative labs. He has also experience from medical equipment and printer industry.
Mr. Myklebostad has education from BI Norwegian school of management with focus on marketing and supply chain management, as well as courses at INSEAD and “Doing Business in Russia” organized by NHO and NRCC.

Andreas Vie Murvold

Sales Manager Research Advanced Offshore Solutions Division, MacGregor Norway AS

Andreas Vie Murvold 190 260

More information is coming

Tatiana Savinova

Senior Advisor, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Tatiana Savinova 190 260

Tatiana Savinova is the senior adviser at University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway, with the main responsibility for coordination of strategic research and educational cooperation with Russian universities and research institutes.

Before joining the University of Tromsø in 2008, Tatiana worked for as a leading researcher at Murmansk Marine Biological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences and senior consultant at Akvaplan-niva AS in Tromsø.

Mrs Savinova holds M.Sc. and PhD in marine biology from Russia.

Trond Karlsen

Sales Director Emerging Markets, ScaleAQ

Trond Karlsen 190 260

Trond Karlsen has been working at ScaleAQ since September 2018 and previously held the position of Sales Manager ScaleAQ Landbased.

ScaleAQ is a Norwegian based company, providing high-quality solutions and services for the fish farming industry world-wide. ScaleAQ has 27 offices in 11 countries, and 900 employees in the group. Karlsen is Sales Director for Emerging Markets, which includes the Russian aquaculture industry.
He is educated from the Norwegian Armed Forces and BI Norwegian School of Management, specializing in internationalization and management.

Before he joined the aquaculture industry, Karlsen's background is from the FMCG segment. He has been working for brand leadership companies like REMA 1000, Bacardi spirits, Apple, Coca-Cola and 7-Eleven.

 

Gaute A. Sletten

Regional Compliance Officer, Equinor in Russia

Gaute Sletten 190 260Gaute Sletten is currently the regional compliance officer for Equinor in Russia. He is an experienced legal counsel with a demonstrated history of working in private practice and the oil & gas industry. In Equinor, he has been involved in most areas of the group’s business, including the Norwegian Continental Shelf, international projects and procurement, arbitration, international exploration, transactions, research & development, privacy, and business ethics and compliance. He joined Equinor in 2011 with experience from lawfirms Wiersholm and Haavind, Regjeringsadvokaten and the European Commission (DG Competition).

Marit Hiim Haugseth

Project Manager - Norwegian Fishermen's Association

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Marit Hiim Haugseth  started at her position at the Norwegian Fishermen's Association in August 2016.

Marit Hiim Haugseth works with cooperation with Russian fishing organizations in Murmansk. 

Before joining the Norwegian Fishermen's Association, Marit worked as a municipal manager and office manager at the municipality of Sør-Varanger. There she was  responsible for all international cooperation.

The main purpose of the association is to develop cooperation and dialogue between the industries on both sides of the border.

Mrs Haugseth holds Master in Russian Studies.

 

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