NRCC Council


Karlsenx
Chairman of the Council Reidar Karlsen, adviser, Oslo
RuudxMember of the Council Svein Ruud, OsloheyerdahlxMember of the Council Jens P. Heyerdahl, d.y., OsloMellemvikxMember of the Council Frode Mellemvik, High North Center for Business, BodoeTschudixMember of the Council Felix H. Tschudi, Tschudi Shipping Company, Oslo – Kirkenes



 

 

 

 

Michelet
Member of the Council Thomas G. Michelet, Law Firm Selmer DA
Halvorsen
Member of the Council Thor Asbjoern Halvorsen

Oyvind Nordsletten mini
Member of the Council Ambassador Øyvind Nordsletten
Barlindhaugx
Member of the Council Johan P. Barlindhaug, North Energy
Hansenx
Member of the Council Bengt Lie Hansen, BLH Energyconsulting

 



Mr. Reidar Karlsen

Consultant in Business development and Management

Karlsen1Mr Karlsen holds board positions in several Norwegian and Russian companies. Reidar Karlsen is former Executive Vice President in A-pressen ASA responsible for the company`s media activities in Russia.
Since 1996 he has established A-pressen's business in Russia including newspapers and printing houses, and was heavily involved also operationally. Reidar Karlsen was in this respect member of the Board of Directors of Russia's major daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, as well is in the national sports newspaper Sovietsky Sport and other newspapers in Russia.
Before joining the Russia team in A-pressen, he has worked within the company's national business, among others as General Director in Arbeiderbladet (now Dagsavisen). Reidar Karlsen has broad experience from business development and management from senior positions in media, energy sector, and aviation.
His basic education is military - he left the Army with the rank of Lt Colonel.
Reidar Karlsen has been a NRCC Board Member since establishment of the Chamber in 2003. In 2012 he resigned Board member position and become Chairman of the NRCC Council.

Mr. Thor Halvorsen

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Mr. Thor Halvorsen has been Senior Vice President in Region Europe of Telenor ASA and Director of several companies in Norway and internationally. He has served in several Executive Management positions in Telenor, including as Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Networks from 1995 to 1998, as Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Business Solutions and as Executive Vice President of Telenor Mobile International responsible for global Mobile operations.

Prior to 1993, he was responsible for sales activities, product management, R&D and various technical activities both in the fixed and mobile networks.

Mr Halvorsen holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications and Computer Science) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway and studied Management Development at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and at IMD in Switzerland.

Mr. Thomas G. Michelet

Attorney and partner, Law Firm Selmer DA 

Michelet bigThe main practice areas of Mr Michelet are private and public domestic and cross-border M&As, joint ventures and alliances, corporate strategy, banking and finance.
Mr Michelet has advised on a number of investment projects in Russia within shipping, food, oil&gas, forestry, agriculture and media. He has since 1995 assisted IFC, as well as both the EBRD (London) and its North-West and West Regional Venture Fund on equity and loan projects.
Thomas G. Michelet is cand.jur. from the University of Oslo, and Master of Laws from the University of Aberdeen.

Mr. Bjørn Celius

Kirkenes 

celius bigMr. Bjørn Celius has been a Senior Vice President at DNB Bank for almost 40 years, mostly staying with DnB Nor Monchebank in Murmansk.
Bjørn Celius holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

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