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".

NRCC Partner Member

ROSNEFT 7x7

Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and the world’s largest public oil & gas company by liquid hydrocarbon production and reserves. The company’s core operations are in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore developments, refining, marketing of oil, gas and oil products inside and outside Russia, and investment activity. Rosneft is one of the major investors in Russia’s economy and the country’s biggest taxpayer. Rosneft established presence in Norway in 2012 through its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary  RN Nordic Oil AS. RN Nordic Oil, pre-qualified as a non-operator licensee and started its activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2013. Rosneft joined the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce as Premium Partner in 2014.

NRCC Partner Member

NHO 7x7

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon, NHO) is Norway’s major organisation for employers and the leading business lobby. Our current membership of 22 000 + companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in most sectors. The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) is a leading voice of business and industry in Norway. Having expert knowledge and an extensive business network, the NHO plays an important and constructive role in the Norwegian society. Our main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development. The confederation is made up of 21 sectoral federations and 15 regional offices. While the NHO has a cross sectoral responsibility for members’ interests, the sectoral federations covers industry-related interests. The regional offices offer a local point of contact between NHO, companies and authorities

NRCC Partner Member

TechnipFMC 7x7

 

TechnipFMC is a global leader in oil & gas projects, technologies, systems and services. With proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, and comprehensive solutions, TechnipFMC is transforming clients’ project economics across subsea, onshore/offshore and surface. TechnipFMC is uniquely positioned to deliver greater efficiencies across project lifecycles from concept to project delivery and beyond, and is driven by a steady commitment to clients and a culture of purposeful innovation, challenging industry conventions and rethinking how the best results are achieved.

NRCC Partner Member

TELENOR 7x7

Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. Telenor Group has mobile operations in 11 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as a voting stake of 42.95 per cent (economic stake 35.7 per cent) in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 18 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with 149 million mobile subscriptions in its consolidated operations per Q3 2012, revenues in 2011 of NOK 99 billion, and a workforce of approximately 30,000. Telenor has invested around $1.2 billion in Russian telecoms during a period of almost 15 years. Among the Telenor's major investments, is VimpelCom which is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan. 

Rolf Baltzersen

Rolf Batlzersen joined the Norwegian Foreign Service in 1972 after having studied Russian language, included Master Studies. After having held several important positions in Brussels, Hague and New Dehli, Baltzersen was appointed Minister Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow in the late 1980s. In 1992 Baltzersen was appointed Director of the newly established Secretariat for Eastern Europe in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. In this role, Baltzersen had a challenging task of initiating projects, developing strategies and producing content for an emerging regional cooperation in the Barents Region. Thanks to the activities of the Secretariat many Norwegians got aquianted with the Russian Federation for the first time. After stepping down as a Director of the Secretariat in 1996, Baltzersen served on several positions in the Foreign Service. Baltzersen was awarded NRCC honorary membership in December 2011.

Per Støle

Per Støle has been engaged in Norwegian-Russian business relations since the beginning of the 1990s, holding leading positions in Norwegian companies dealing with Russia. In 1992 he was appointed a member of the Board of the newly established Osthandelssenteret i Kirkenes, which activities were aimed at developing business cooperation between the Norwegian and Russian part of the Barents region. The company was later acquired by SIVA and later on Per Stole was apponited Deputy CEO of SIVA,  in charge of international development of SIVA until 2008. Both then and today SIVA has is playing an important role regarding facilitating establishment of Norwegian SME in North West Russia. Presently, Per Støle is Chairman of SIVA International Management, with cooperation with Russia as its core activity, with special focus on North West Russia. Støle is also Chairman of Technopark Nor AS, an industrial park in Murmansk owned by SIVA and Innovation Norway. Støle was awarded NRCC honorary membership in December 2011.

Tor B. Naess

Tor B NaessCross border cooperation with the Soviet Union in the High North in the 1980-s would not have been possible without support from central authorities in Oslo. A key role player during these processes, was ambassador Tor Berntin Naess who in the 1980ies in the Ministry of Trade. Mr. Naess is a cand. oecon. and held various positions in the former Ministry of Trade, particularly related to trade with previously State trading countries, COMECON, and amongst them the Soviet Union. He served as Chair of the Norwegian delegation of the Working Group of the Joint Norwegian – Soviet Commission for Technical, Economic an Industrial Cooperation in the 1980ies and the beginning of the 1990s. He was working closely together with Norwegian industry - always acting constructive, supportive and finding solutions to the many challenges that arouse in these chaotic years. From 1989 Director General Berntin Naess of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) was leading the negotiations regarding a new GATT agreement. From 1996 – 2000 he was appointed Norway`s ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, in the years 2001 – 2004 he worked as special advisor in the MFA also in relation to issues regarding the Russian market, worked as temporary ambassador in Bangkok after the tsunami, a shorter period thereafter as ambassador in Switzerland, before he was appointed Norway`s ambassador to Canada in the period 2005 – 2009. Tor B. Naess is currently working with the ongoing EFTA – Russia, Belaruss, Khazakstan negotiations and issues related to the Russian membership to WTO. Naess was awarded honorary membership in the                                                           NRCC in December 2009.

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