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 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".

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.

Svein Aage Dahl Olsen

General Director, Kvaerner LLC

olsen 190 260Svein Aage Dahl Olsen has lived and worked in CIS for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Kvaerner, he held the position of CFO in Equinor-Rosneft Offshore Exploration JV, 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.

Katarina Saetersdal

Senior Adviser, Internationalisation and European Policy, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, NHO

Katarina Saetersdal 190 260Katarina Saetersdal’s main responsibilities in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise is linked to international relations and she has for several years been responsible for the internship program for Russian leaders in Norway and for Doing Business in Russia.
She has also been involved in the development of the NHO's strategy for North. This includes ways to find strategies and priorities of the Norwegian business sector and partners in Russia. She is NHOs representative in Business Europe Russia Network, who meets on a regular basis to discuss common projects and the development of the relations between the business community in Europe and Russia. Mrs. Katarina Saetersdal has amongst other experience from projects connected to analyzing the competitiveness of Norwegian Companies and projects connected to internationalization of Norwegian Business.
Mrs. Katarina Saetersdal is cand. oecon. from the University of Oslo.

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. Bengt Lie Hansen

BLH Energyconsulting AS

Hansen bigMr. Bengt Lie Hansen is an independent consultant within Oil & Gas sector, a lawyer and previously held several leading positions in Norwegian Oil & Gas companies. In 2010 he joined law firm Selmer as non-equity partner. He is a former President of StatoilHydro Russia up to summer 2010. From September 2004, he was in charge of Hydro's Schtokman-project. Prior to that, Mr. Lie Hansen was in charge of Hydro's activities in the Midlands of Norway and thus as well Chairman of the Board of the Ormen Lange project. He joined Hydro in 1983, and has had several leading positions within gas, research, economy, strategy and commercial activities.
Lie Hansen holds a professor II position at the University of Nordland, Bodoe.

Mr. Arne Benjaminsen

University of Oslo

Arne Benjaminsen 190 260

Arne Benjaminsen is the Director of the University of Oslo. Prior to his appointment as the highest ranking administrative manager at the University, Arne Benjaminsen held the position of Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. He has previously held positions as Director of the University of Tromsø, Head of the new Research and Innovation Department in the Ministry of Fisheries and acting Secretary General at the Ministry of Fisheries in 2011. 

 

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