NRCC Awards

In 2006, the NRCC started the NRCC Establishment Award, the NRCC Export Award, the Norwegian-Russian Business Initiative Award, the Cultural Enhancement Award and the NRCC Outstanding Contribution Award for exceptional achievements in Norwegian-Russian bilateral business and active support to the NRCC. Both companies and individuals may be honoured with these awards.

For the very first time in 2006 the "Establishment-2006" award was given to Selmer DA, the first Norwegian law company opening a representative office in Russia (Moscow), as well as to the NRCC itself, which has accredited its office in Moscow in April 2006. The "Norwegian-Russian Business Initiative-2006" award was given to Norwegian Air Shuttle AS for opening a direct route between St.Petersburg and Oslo, an initiative giving incentive to increased tourism and business contacts. The Cultural Enhancement Award in 2006 was given to Katerina Smetanina, Information Director at the NRCC, who has published a book "Russia and Russians: A guide to our neighbour in the East".

Since then, it is on the traditional NRCC Christmas Events that the President of the NRCC Board announces the winners of the year.

The following companies and individuals were honoured with the NRCC Awards in the last three years.

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Award 2012

award-henriksenMr Benedikt Henriksen, a former NRCC Board Member and a former Head of Governmental Relations of Statoil Russia, was awarded for his contribution to development of the NRCC.

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Award 2012

award-mugaasMr Knut Mugaas, a former Consul Commercial Affairs of Norway in Murmansk, was awarded for all good cooperation and support of the NRCC during his years of service.

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Award 2011

award-handelsrep Mrs Tamara Chernysheva, the Head of Russian Trade Mission in Norway, was awarded for all the good cooperation and support of the NRCC during all these years.

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Awards 2010

lund awardsMr Kjell Lund, a former Vice President of DNB and a member of the NRCC Programme Committee, was awarded for his practical support, constructive ideas and active support of the NRCC during all these years.

The NRCC Outstanding Contribution Awards 2010

hansen awards Mr Bengt Lie Hansen, a former President of Statoil Russia and the NRCC Council Member, was awarded for his profound knowledge, understanding and commitment to the work of the Chamber.

The NRCC Establishment Award 2010

sparebank awardsThe NRCC Establishment Award 2010 was awarded Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge for the establishment of the North West 1 Alliance Bank in St. Petersburg in September 2010.


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. More...


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