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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 Statoil, Jotun, DNV GL, Lukoil Overseas North Shelf, 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 2017, the NRCC signed a new 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 130 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".

Mr. Hans Ove Holmøy

Managing Director, Skipsteknisk AS

Hans Ove Holmy colorSince 1996 Hans Ove Holmøy is a Skipsteknisk's Managing Director. 

Skipsteknisk AS designs specialized vessels with emphasis on offshore research and fisheries. ST Group consists also of electrical service company Skan-El AS and branch offices in Turkey and China.

For the last 12 years Mr. Hans Ove Holmøy is directly involved in Skipsteknisk's work with the Russian fishing industry.

He speaks Norwegian, English and basic German. 

Mr. Holmøy holds a B.Sc degree from the Møre og Romsdal Technical College of Naval Architecture, Norway. 

Mr. Felix H. Tschudi

The Chairman of the Board and Owner of Tschudi Shipping Company

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Felix H. Tschudi is the Chairman and owner of the Tschudi Group.

 

Mr. Tschudi attended the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and served as Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Norwegian Navy. He earned a Second Mate’s certificate from merchant navy colleges in the UK, a BSc (Econ) from London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Before joining the family shipping company, Tschudi & Eitzen, in 1989, Felix worked for the Vienna-based trading and finance house AWT specialising in trade finance with Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Felix H. Tschudi is the Chairman of the Centre for High North Logistics and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic, the Committee of the P&I Club Skuld, on the Board of the Norwegian publishing house Aschehoug & Co, former Chairman of the Board of Maritimt Forum Oslofjord and a former President of the Oslo Shipowners' Association.

 

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.

 

Geir Torbjørnsen

Sales Director, Barel AS

Geir stor 190 260Geir 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.

Geir Torbjørnsen started to explore nearby Russia (Murmansk region) in 1999, which resulted in the birth of company 'OOO BR electronics' in 2002. Torbjørnsen held the position of General Director of BR electronics for some years, and today he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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

Director Legal and Regulatory at the Norwegian Export Credit Agency (GIEK)
Staale Torgersbraaten 190 260

Prior to joining GIEK in 2010, 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).  

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 build 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. Mr. Fiskerstrand 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.

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

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 International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS).

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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