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. 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. Svein Aage Dahl Olsen

CFO in Statoil-Rosneft Offshore Exploration JV

olsen 190 260Mr. Svein Aage Dahl Olsen lived and worked in CIS for more than 12 years. Prior to joining Statoil, he has worked as the CFO at Telenor subsidiaries in Ukraine and Russia. He has also been the CFO of large Russian retailers.

Mr. Olsen has a broad industry experience including oil&gas, telecom and retail. He has an extensive consulting and leadership experience from small startups to large mature organizations with various ownership models, spanning cycles of high growth, financial crises and sanctions. 

Mr. Olsen holds a M.Sc. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Mr. Frode Mo

Country Director, Innovation Norway Russia

Frode MO 1Since 2015 Frode Mo is a Innovation Norway's Country Director for Russia. He is a Trade counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow. His main experience comes from transport and engineering sectors, where he worked for more than 20 years. He has also worked in both the private and public sectors. 

Frode came to Innovation Norway from Ramboll Middle East in Qatar, where he was a Project Director for Ramboll's design verification engineer team related to the Green line metro project in Doha.

He learned Russian in the early 1980s, and has visited the former Soviet Union and Russia regularly since then.

Mr. Mo holds a MSc degree in Computational Science from the University of Oslo, as well as an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen.

Mrs. Liv Monica Stubholt

Partner, Law Firm Selmer, representing Kvaerner ASA

Liv Monica Stubholt Selmer 190 260Liv Monica Stubholt has a 25 year track record with M&A, negotiations and restructuring as counsel and as executive manager in the oil and gas industry. 

Since 2009, Mrs. Stubholt held the positions of Investment Director in Aker ASA, CEO & President of Aker Seafoods ASA and CEO of Aker Clean Carbon AS, in April 2012 she joined the petroleum industry contractor company Kvaerner. Her tasks included supporting business development for the Arctic region and particularly with regard to opportunities in Russia. Ms Stubholt served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007) and Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy (2007-2009) in Norway. In both ministries she was assigned responsibility for issues pertaining to the Russian Federation.

She worked actively to promote and strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries; particularly with regard to commercial development.

Ms Stubholt is a law graduate from the University of Oslo and has practiced as a lawyer, partner and advisor in the first part of her career up till 2005. In the legal profession she has been engaged in European law studies, including as co-chair of the EEA Review Committee “Europautredningen” which recently submitted a detailed study of the impact of Norway’s treaties with the European Union.

Her board experience includes power transmission provider Statnett SF (2002-2005), global aluminium producer Norsk Hydro (2010 - ) and gas pipe-line infrastructure company Solveig Gas Norway AS (2014 -). She is a member of Innovation Norway’s strategic council for IN’s activities abroad. She is on the advisory board of Frithjof Nansen Institute with its strong academic track record on Russian studies. She recently headed the government appointed strategy group Hav21; tasked to identify priorities in ocean related R&D.

Mr. Frode Mellemvik

High North Center for Business

Mellemvik bigMr. Frode Mellemvik is a professor and presently director at the High North Center for Business and Governance in Bodoe. He is a former rector at Bodoe High School of Management, today’s University of Bodoe. Since the end of the 1980ies, he has exercised cooperation with educational institutions in the Russian High North and Moscow (MGIMO). Mr. Mellemvik is also appointed Chair of the Governmental Expert Commission on the High North (Regjeringens ekspertutvalg for Nordomradene) and holds several Board positions both in private and public sectors.

Mr. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y.

Heyerdahl bigMr. Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. is a 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.

Mr. Svein Ruud

CEO and Owner of Troika Seafood, Strategic leader of Norway King Krab AS

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 AS. Svein Ruud was also one of the co-founders of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce in 2003.

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