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".

Mr. Felix H. Tschudi

The Chairman of the Board and Owner of Tschudi Shipping Company

Tschudi bigMr. Felix Tschudi is a Chairman of the Board and an owner of Tschudi Shipping Company.

From 1992 to 2002, he held a position of the CEO at Tschudi & Eitzen.

Mr. Tschudi is a Board Member of FPS Ocean ASA, Chairman of the Board of Oslo Shipping Association, a Norwegian representative in Intertanko's Council, Member of the SKULD's Committee, a Board Member of Oslo Maritime Network and the Publishing House Aschehoug & Co.

Mr. Tschudi holds a BSC from the London School of Economics and an MBA degree from INSEAD, France.

Mr. Halfdan Millang

Rosneft Nordic Oil AS

Halfdan Millang 190 260After having completed officer training at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, HNC in Naval Architecture and a MSc in Mechanical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Mr. Millang embarked on an international career with Shell in 1982. He spent 14 years with Shell International in project management and finance in Middle East and Europe. He then moved to the service company side of the oil and gas industry and spent 5 years with Aker Maritime in business management and development, where ha a.o. filled the position as Managing Director for Maritime Tentech and responsible for setting up Aker Energy and Aker Petroleum.

The following 5 years included various roles within IT, finance and real estate, before moving back to the Oil and Gas industry. Mr. Millang then worked for Wärtsilä Oil and Gas Systems for 9 years, and left the position as Business Unit Director Gas Recovery in august 2014 to join RN Nordic Oil as Development Manager.

As from 3rd of November 2015 Mr. Millang has taken the roles as CEO and as member of the board of RN Nordic Oil AS.

 

Mr. Igor Kopsov

Regional Manager- SURF Russia and Kazakhstan at TechnipFMC

Igor Kopsov 190 260Mr. Kopsov started his career as a Subsea Design Engineer at J.P.Kenny in Aberdeen. Later he moved to Ugland Offshore in Norway. 

Mr. Kopsov joined Technip (TechnipFMC now) in 1996. He holds his current position as Regional Manager for Russia and Kazakhstan. 

Mr. Igor Kopsov has a postgraduate degree from the Moscow University of Civil Engineering.

Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen

Sales Director, Barel AS

Geir stor 190 260Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen was born and raised in Kirkenes. He studied instrument mechanics with main focus on electronics.

He is a founder of several companies in Norway, Brazil and Russia (all based in Kirkenes).

Today, Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen holds the position of Sales Director at Barel AS, where he is a majority shareholder and a founder of the above company.

Mr. Geir Torbjørnsen started to explore nearby Russia (Murmansk region) in 1999, which resulted in the birth of company 'OOO BR electronics' in 2002. Mr. Torbjørnsen held the position of General Director of BR electronics for some years, and 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 achieving an open, less bureaucratic and more practical cooperation between Russia and Norway. 

Mr. Ståle Torgersbråten

General Counsel at the Norwegian Export Credit Agency (GIEK)
Staale Torgersbraaten 190 260

Prior to joining GIEK in 2010, Mr. Torgersbråten worked as a corporate lawyer at Wikborg, Rein & Co and Selmer DA. He has an extensive experience with doing business in Russia.

Mr. Torgersbråten holds a cand.jur degree from the University of Oslo, and  he has also studied negotiations and economy at the Norwegian Business School (BI).  

Mr. Rolf Fiskerstrand

Managing Director, Fiskerstrand Holding AS

Rolf Fiskerstrand 2014 190 260Mr. Fiskerstrand is a Managing Director of Fiskerstrand Holding AS (2012 - present), Fiskerstrand BLRT AS (2010 - present) and Fiskerstrand Verft AS (2014), which built the world's first dedicated LNG bunkering vessel.
He has a long experince in leading various oil & gas projects. During 1980 - 1990 Rolf Fiskerstrand held engineering, project and executing positions at Aker Stord AS, the largest offshore oil & gas yard in Norway. He was responsible for approimately 300 engineers and was a member of the executive management team while building oil & gas platforms. 
Since 1990 Rolf Fiskerstrand has been working for Fiskerstrand Verft AS. This private family company was established by his grandfather Peder E. Fiskerstrand in 1909, and it is one of the two oldest shipyards in Norway that have been in continuously operation since the start. The Fiskerstrand Group consists of several companies, including a ship design, ship repair, maintenance, conversions and newbuilding of ships. The Fiskerstrand Group has been working with Russian shipowners for the last 15 years and approximately 250 Russian vessels were at the company's yards yard for repairs, maintenance and conversion since 1999.

Mr. Fiskerstrand holds MSc.degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Marine Technology, Trondheim, Norway (NTNU).

Mr. Leonid M. Surguchev

Managing Director, LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS

surguchev bigLeonid M. Surguchev has been working as Managing Director of LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS in Norway since 2012. Before joining LUKOIL Mr. Surguchev held a position of Senior VP of IRIS (International Research Institute of Stavanger).

Past experience of Mr. Surguchev includes Russian oil company SIBNEFT, SONATRACH in Algeria, Oil and Gas Institute in Moscow, Petec Software and Services and Smedvig Technologies in Norway.

Leonid M. Surguchev graduated from the Gubkin Oil and Gas University in Moscow and received PhD in Technical Sciences from the VNIIneft Institute in Moscow.

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