The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is an important organisation for the Norwegian-British business community in the UK. NBCC is an independent non-profit organisation with a membership consisting of more than 170 Norwegian and British companies, industry organisations and clusters.

NBCC was founded in 1906 and welcomes companies and individuals from Norway, the UK and other countries, who wish to be part of the business community. Since its creation more than 100 years ago, NBCC has played a significant role in strengthening trade relations between the two countries.

NBCC’s mission is to promote trade and investment between Norway and the UK, and to provide a professional and social arena for business people. NBCC provides business and networking opportunities and encourages dialogue and exchange of experience between members. NBCC works closely with government bodies and other trade organisations, including the Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway and other bilateral Chambers of Commerce.

NBCC is governed by a Council elected by the members. The Council comprises senior managers from Norwegian and British member companies. A cross-section of industries is represented and Council members come from companies of all sizes. The NBCC is run by a General Manager chosen by the Council.

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Annett has lived and worked in London for over 19 years and has been a member of the NBCC council since 2018. Annett has several years experience from the banking Read More
Annett Åbø (Abo)President

Annett has lived and worked in London for over 19 years and has been a member of the NBCC council since 2018.

Annett has several years experience from the banking sector in London and Oslo.  Most recently she worked for Citigroup in London as an Equity Sales person and Account Manager, responsible for selling European Equities to Scandinavian Institutions including Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).  Annett has also worked for Commerzbank in London as a senior Equity Analyst within the Asset Management Division.  In Oslo Annett was an Equity Partner and a Financial Analyst at Fondspartner, a brokerage firm.  She has also worked for Nordea in Oslo as a Client Relationship Manager and Credit Analyst for Nordic paper companies.

Education:

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, UK – Master of Art Business

Boston University, USA – Master of Business Administration

University of Massachusetts, USA – Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance

PTC has a history of helping our clients by: Using innovative technology to enhance the well integrity of dry wellhead systems while reducing costs, and thus enabling previously shut in Read More
Tom NorlandVP, PTC

PTC has a history of helping our clients by: Using innovative technology to enhance the well integrity of dry wellhead systems while reducing costs, and thus enabling previously shut in wells with sustained annulus pressure to resume production. Reducing gas lift life cycle costs using propriatory technology.

Terje Turnes is General Manager of DNB CEMEA.  Terje has extensive experience from the financial services industry having worked for the DNB Group since 1990 in a wide variety of Read More
Terje TurnesManaging Director UK, DNB

Terje Turnes is General Manager of DNB CEMEA.  Terje has extensive experience from the financial services industry having worked for the DNB Group since 1990 in a wide variety of roles and geographical locations.

DNB London Branch’s main business areas are Shipping, Energy and Nordic Corporates as well as Investment and Private Banking.

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance Read More
Hari VamadevanCountry Manager UK & Ireland, DNV

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence.

We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global Read More
David FloodManaging Director UK, Statkraft

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4200 employees in more than 20 countries

Statkraft established its UK office in London in 2006. In the UK we develop, own and operate renewable power production facilities and are also involved in the trading and origination of power from our own projects and those of third parties.

The Statkraft Group is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy from hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. Statkraft established its UK office in London in 2006 and is now also present in Scotland and Wales. Statkraft is investing heavily in the UK; it operates a hydro power plant and a wind farm in Wales and is involved in several wind farm joint ventures, planning and constructing wind farms both onshore and offshore. In particular, Statkraft is currently constructing the Sheringham Shoal wind farm off the coast of Norfolk in partnership with Statoil. In January 2010, Statkraft and three partners in the Forewind consortium received a licence to develop the largest offshore wind project in the UK at Dogger Bank.

In 2009, Statkraft UK established its UK Trading and Origination unit to provide long term off-take contracts for renewable and conventional power generation.

Wikborg Rein is a full-service international law firm with over 230 lawyers based in its offices in London, Oslo, Bergen, Singapore and Shanghai. With its roots in Norway and over Read More
Chris GrievesonWikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is a full-service international law firm with over 230 lawyers based in its offices in London, Oslo, Bergen, Singapore and Shanghai. With its roots in Norway and over 30 years in London, clients receive top tier London advice combined with a no-nonsense Nordic approach. The London office is home to a large specialised shipping and offshore team, supported by its colleagues based internationally.

Its lawyers are leaders in the transport, shipping, infrastructure, construction, energy, trade, commodities, and insurance sectors. Within those sectors, Wikborg Rein has unique experience with projects, finance, commercial contracts, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, fraud and asset recovery. Wikborg Rein is closely aligned with many of the sector’s major participants and has an excellent understanding of the commercial dynamics that drive the industries it works with.

The London office is led by Chris Grieveson and the team consists of both English and Norwegian qualified lawyers.

With a presence in Oslo, Houston, Singapore and London, Energy Growth Partners provide a truly international strategy consulting service that is dedicated to the oil, gas and oilfield services sector. Read More
Martin BlindheimManaging Director, Energy Growth Partners

With a presence in Oslo, Houston, Singapore and London, Energy Growth Partners provide a truly international strategy consulting service that is dedicated to the oil, gas and oilfield services sector. We also seek to take equity stakes in rapidly growing privately held companies and work closely with management to create value.

Tom Norland has now lived and worked as the Vice president UK for PTC UK in Scotland since 2010. Mr Norland came to the UK to pursue business opportunities for Read More
Tom NorlandVP, PTC

Tom Norland has now lived and worked as the Vice president UK for PTC UK in Scotland since 2010. Mr Norland came to the UK to pursue business opportunities for the company and expand its now global presence, as well as the sale and operation of all PTC equipment in the UK, Europe and Azerbaijan. His 40 years of worldwide well services knowledge has helped to shape the company and the industry. He is also the current president of the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), building business relationships and assisting other companies to become as successful in the UK as PTC UK.

Petroleum Technology Company (PTC), founded in Norway in 2002 by Mr Norland and others, provides innovative gas lift, chemical injection and wellhead VR profile-based monitoring, intervention and control solutions to the oil and gas industry worldwide. PTC has a staff of 116 employees with offices in Norway, UK, Abu Dhabi, US and Brazil. Also, PTC works through partners in Oman and Saudi Arabia. PTC’s current client base includes many of the world’s largest and most demanding IOC’s and NOC’s

Roger has recently retired following a long career in executive positions in IT and Telecoms companies in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was with Hewlett Packard where he Read More
Roger FawcettCouncil Member

Roger has recently retired following a long career in executive positions in IT and Telecoms companies in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was with Hewlett Packard where he was Director of Business Development of the Communications, Media and Entertainment Business Unit in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role he led the business unit which is the route to market into the fixed and mobile telco’s and the network equipment providers for all HP’s hardware, software and services. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Object Matrix a media storage software company. He has previously held various non-executive directorships in both the private and public sectors.

Roger has lived in the UK for most of his life but in the past has lived and worked in the USA, Germany and The Netherlands.

Education:

BA Honours, University of London 1969

Post Graduate Certificate Education, University of Leeds 1970

MA, University of Birmingham 1978

Kyrre Haugen is an entrepreneur and has started several companies over the last 20 years. He is originally a plumber and moved on into sales for a big Scandinavian distributor Read More
Kyrre HaugenGeneral Manager

Kyrre Haugen is an entrepreneur and has started several companies over the last 20 years. He is originally a plumber and moved on into sales for a big Scandinavian distributor of pipes, vales and fittings before moving to London in 2000 to study. He became a member of NBCC shortly after moving to London.

Kyrre was an active part of volunteer life in Norway in the ice hockey family on local, regional and national level for nearly 20 years so he is well aware of what is expected working for and with non-profit organisations.

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff can help you gain that edge by applying superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of your business and industry. We Read More
Carsten GreveDorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff can help you gain that edge by applying superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of your business and industry.

We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six industries in which we have great depth and a history of achieving client success. Our banking, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare, and technology industry groups help coordinate our teams serving these industries across geographies and practice areas, keeping them at the cutting edge of industry needs and trends and sharing collective experience and expertise.

Maren is Norwegian and English. She grew up in Norway but moved to England in 2001. She is a qualified lawyer and in lives in London. Maren is a Legal Read More
Maren StrandevoldLegal Director, Addleshaw and Goddard LLP

Maren is Norwegian and English. She grew up in Norway but moved to England in 2001. She is a qualified lawyer and in lives in London.

Maren is a Legal Director in the construction disputes team at Addleshaw Goddard. Her practice focuses mainly on disputes in the energy sector and covers all types of dispute resolution including high court litigation and international arbitration. Addleshaw Goddard is an international law firm. Each year, over 3000 major businesses, including 40 FTSE 100 companies, trust the firm to deliver. They appoint the firm time and again, in over 90 countries. And while the challenges these clients bring to the firm vary, they solve them with the same, single-minded focus: finding the smartest way to achieve the biggest impact.

Carsten is Norwegian and spent his formative years in Norway and Germany but has lived in England since he moved with his family as a teenager in 1996. Carsten is Read More
Carsten GreveDorsey & Whitney (Europe) LLP

Carsten is Norwegian and spent his formative years in Norway and Germany but has lived in England since he moved with his family as a teenager in 1996.

Carsten is a Partner in the London office of Dorsey & Whitney. Being headquartered in Minneapolis (Minnesota), Dorsey has very strong Nordic roots so is a natural fit for Norwegian and other Nordic clients. Dorsey has a well-established network of 20 offices across the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong and London.

Carsten’s legal practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A and Private Equity work as well as being active in the Sports Media sector. Carsten also works with and manages Dorsey’s client relationship with a number of Norway’s largest listed and unlisted companies, helping them with projects all over the globe.

Renate Davidsen Klungland is our Social Media and Market Coordinator at NBCC. In 2020 she completed her LLB Law & Politics at Queen Mary University of London. She is an Read More
Renate Davidsen KlunglandSocial Media & Marketing Coordinator

Renate Davidsen Klungland is our Social Media and Market Coordinator at NBCC. In 2020 she completed her LLB Law & Politics at Queen Mary University of London. She is an experienced legal advisor, work counsellor and market coordinator. Driven by the goal to improve, she takes pride in everything she does. Through her experience and education, she has attained a thorough understanding of the interplay between society, politics and business. This experience manifests through her knowledge of how important promoting trade between our countries is.

From 2022 she will commence her master in Business and Commercial law. However, she will happily continue to facilitate any marketing- and collaboration requests from our members.

Rune has been with DNB since 2007. In 2020 he was appointed Head of Future & Tech Industries CEMEA. DNB is the largest Norwegian Bank with an international scope on Read More
Rune Nilsen Jr.Head of Future & Tech Industries, DNB

Rune has been with DNB since 2007. In 2020 he was appointed Head of Future & Tech Industries CEMEA.

DNB is the largest Norwegian Bank with an international scope on large corporate banking within selected industry sectors. The Future & Tech Industries  CEMEA has the responsibility for the Infrastructure & Renewables, Communication & Technology, Healthcare, Financial Institutions, Service, and Retail & Manufacturing industries within Central Europe

Prior to becoming the Head of Future & Tech Industries DNB London Branch, Rune held various senior positions within Large Corporate Banking in DNB, among others responsible for DNB’s Seafood portfolio in Americas and recently Head of Strategy and Business Support in Future & Tech Industry Division.

Rune has a Siviløkonom degree from NHH – Norwegian School of Economics  (2006).

Lotte Westfal-Larsen Prytz is the Young Professionals Coordinator at NBCC. She is also currently completing an LLB in Politics, Philosophy and Law at King’s College London.  She also has former Read More
Lotte PrytzYoung Professionals Coordinator

Lotte Westfal-Larsen Prytz is the Young Professionals Coordinator at NBCC. She is also currently completing an LLB in Politics, Philosophy and Law at King’s College London. 

She also has former experience in social media and market management at the NBCC. As a young student navigating through a professional field she greatly understands the need for a forum and network for young professionals to develop skills and gain connections, and brings this engagement to her role! 

Henrik Åbø is an intern at NBCC and acts as a website administrator. His main role involves keeping the membership directory up to date, ensuring every member has a physical Read More
Henrik ÅbøIntern

Henrik Åbø is an intern at NBCC and acts as a website administrator. His main role involves keeping the membership directory up to date, ensuring every member has a physical presence on our website, creating company profiles and individual login accounts. He also edits and adjusts content across the website.  Henrik is currently studying Economics with Finance at the University of Edinburgh.

Tim Hare is Head of Sales, Energy Systems at DNV UK. His current responsibilities are to increase revenue and transform our organisation, driving the business forward and introducing bold new Read More
Tim HareHead of Sales, DNV

Tim Hare is Head of Sales, Energy Systems at DNV UK. His current responsibilities are to increase revenue and transform our organisation, driving the business forward and introducing bold new concepts. He has a strong technical background, with experience in all project lifecycle phases; Tim progressed from a Craft Apprentice to Senior Management, working in Energy, Defence and the Steel Industry. He is dynamic and highly motivated, with the ability to understand and interpret complex problems, combining commercial acumen, curiosity and creativity. Tim has a proven diverse background which contributes to his strength in consultancy and informed decision-making.

Philip arrived in UK in 2001 taking the role as the first Managing Director for Sony Ericsson in UK/Ireland. Since leaving his native Norway in 1992, the motto was to Read More
Philip RambechCEO & Co-founder, Aries Consulting Ltd

Philip arrived in UK in 2001 taking the role as the first Managing Director for Sony Ericsson in UK/Ireland.

Since leaving his native Norway in 1992, the motto was to “see the world” with Ericsson Telecoms which lead to postings to Saudi Arabia ’92-’94 and Singapore ’94–’01.

Always excited by new building new products and services, Philip left big corporate in 2007 to set up his own consultancy.  By now having founded several start-ups in UK within telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence, Philip has accumulated a pretty good understanding of the Dos and Don’ts with regards to UK company establishments, funding opportunities and barriers to operational excellence.

In addition, Philip further serves on several company boards in various industry sectors covering cyber security, AI, mental wellness and stem cell treatment.

Tom has held a number of senior roles within the Aker Group since joining in 2017. Established in 1814, the Aker Group comprises interests concentrated in oil and gas, renewable energy Read More
Tom SelwoodHead of Treasury, Aker Horizons

Tom has held a number of senior roles within the Aker Group since joining in 2017.

Established in 1814, the Aker Group comprises interests concentrated in oil and gas, renewable energy and green technologies, maritime assets, marine biotechnology, and industrial software.  In August 2020, Aker established the planet positive investment company Aker Horizons where Tom was responsible for commercial finance.  In 2021 he was appointed CFO of Aker Offshore Wind, a leading developer of global deepwater wind projects with a particular focus on floating wind.

He now serves as Head of Treasury within Aker Horizons where, in addition to holding responsibility for treasury related topics within the group, he is responsible for new business models as well retaining his role as Chairman of Freja Offshore, a Swedish JV between Aker Offshore Wind and Hexicon.

He splits his time between Oslo and the UK and has, over his 20 year career, worked all over the world.

A British Citizen, Tom holds an Economics degree from University of East Anglia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

 

Kevin Connors is General Manager of the London Branch of Nordea.   He has had a long international commercial banking career with Nordea, including senior positions in Singapore, Stockholm, Helsinki Read More
Kevin ConnorsGeneral Manager of the London Branch of Nordea

Kevin Connors is General Manager of the London Branch of Nordea.

 

He has had a long international commercial banking career with Nordea, including senior positions in Singapore, Stockholm, Helsinki and London. Prior to taking up international branch leadership positions since 2016, he has held various senior relationship management and business development  roles supporting Nordic companies’ business activities across the globe.

Nordea is  a leading Nordic universal bank and a top ten financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalization. The Bank serves its customers through a network of branches, subsidiaries and representative offices throughout the Nordics, Europe and the rest of the world. The London Branch was established in 1974, and provides banking services to UK subsidiaries of Nordic companies. In addition institutional equities sales and trading and asset management business areas are also represented in the UK.

Rob has over 20 years experience within the data centre industry and has been involved at all stages of DC development from sales, consulting, design, construction and into operations. As Read More
Rob ElderVP Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure

Rob has over 20 years experience within the data centre industry and has been involved at all stages of DC development from sales, consulting, design, construction and into operations.

As VP Data Centers, Rob and his team lead the Bulk Infrastructure customer engagements ensuring Bulk deliver customer focused solutions which combine our unique fiber and data center capabilities to address specific business and technology challenges.

Rob is part of the leadership team at Bulk Data Centers and during the past 20 years has worked as a Board Director and managed teams across EMEA, ranging from cloud deployments in the Middle East to today driving customer solutions across the Nordics offering highly scalable, connected and sustainable data centers for the lowest TCO in Europe.

Alex GrantCountry Manager UK, Equinor
Sian Lloyd ReesCountry Manager UK, Aker Horizons
Kristin SkoftelandCCO, Beyonder
Helena WhitmoreHead of Private Banking UK, SEB
Truls HaugManaging Director, Tomra
Sofie GleditschTrainee Solicitor, Wikiborg Rein
Eystein Eikesdal is currently Senior Advisor, UK Country Office at Equinor.  Before that he was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Innovation within Equinor’s Global Strategy Business Development, and previously Read More
Eystein EikesdalSenior Advisor, UK Country Office, Equinor

Eystein Eikesdal is currently Senior Advisor, UK Country Office at Equinor.  Before that he was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Innovation within Equinor’s Global Strategy Business Development, and previously Vice President for Financial Projects within Statoil’s Corporate Finance department. He has also been Head of Statoil’s Finance Group in Moscow as well as Head of Industry Analysis in the company’s International E&P Strategy department.  Prior to the merger of Statoil ASA with the oil and gas assets of Norsk Hydro ASA, he held a variety of positions in Statoil within the International E&P Business Development division, the Natural Gas division and Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration & Production. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham, UK, and is a Master of Business Administration from Bayes Business School, (City University) London.

Tom has held a number of senior roles within the Aker Group since joining in 2017. Established in 1814, the Aker Group comprises interests concentrated in oil and gas, renewable energy Read More
Tom SelwoodHead of Treasury, Aker Horizons

Tom has held a number of senior roles within the Aker Group since joining in 2017.

Established in 1814, the Aker Group comprises interests concentrated in oil and gas, renewable energy and green technologies, maritime assets, marine biotechnology, and industrial software.  In August 2020, Aker established the planet positive investment company Aker Horizons where Tom was responsible for commercial finance.  In 2021 he was appointed CFO of Aker Offshore Wind, a leading developer of global deepwater wind projects with a particular focus on floating wind.

He now serves as Head of Treasury within Aker Horizons where, in addition to holding responsibility for treasury related topics within the group, he is responsible for new business models as well retaining his role as Chairman of Freja Offshore, a Swedish JV between Aker Offshore Wind and Hexicon.

He splits his time between Oslo and the UK and has, over his 20 year career, worked all over the world.

A British Citizen, Tom holds an Economics degree from University of East Anglia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Wegger Chr. StrømmenAmbassador, Norwegian Embassy, London
Bernhard van OmmenManaging Director UK, Flokk
Simon specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software, nanotech and creative industries, advising companies ranging from small start-ups Read More
Simon PortmanCommercial Contract Lawyer

Simon specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software, nanotech and creative industries, advising companies ranging from small start-ups to big multinationals as well as individuals, public bodies and charities. Nordic clients form a significant part of his practice, notably Finland and Norway.

Mark has been with Kongsberg Maritime since 2014. In 2019 he was appointed as Vice President, Regional Sales UK & Ireland. Mark has a diverse maritime background having worked across Read More
Mark BruceVP, Regional Sales UK & Ireland, Kongsberg Maritime

Mark has been with Kongsberg Maritime since 2014. In 2019 he was appointed as Vice President, Regional Sales UK & Ireland. Mark has a diverse maritime background having worked across many different sectors of the industry for Kongsberg Maritime with experience in the Oil & Gas industry prior to joining KONGSBERG.

Kongsberg Maritime is a world leader in marine technology. With an extensive portfolio of innovative and integrated products and solutions, Kongsberg Maritime delivers efficiency, reliability, flexibility, and environmental sustainability to enhance the business of its customers. Our approach to product design is to maximize performance by providing THE FULL PICTURE.

With a family history of working in maritime, Mark joined the Royal Navy in 2005 as a Marine Engineering Artificer, he completed his apprenticeship before going on to complete a degree in Marine Engineering. He served on both Type 42 and Type 23 Warships during his Naval career.

ABERDEEN

Since its creation in 2006 NBCC’s Aberdeen Chapter has been growing steadily and is now a vibrant sub-network within the NBCC. A local committee has been established in order to discuss and follow-up on local matters. Aberdeen is also represented on the NBCC Council.

TEAM NORWAY

The Norwegian Foreign Service, Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) have come together in Team Norway to promote Norway`s economic interests and support Norwegian companies abroad.

Team Norway was launched by the Norwegian Government in August 2013 as an overarching project to provide more effective support to Norwegian companies abroad. This is achieved through enhanced coordination and closer cooperation in Team Norway, which is chaired locally by the Norwegian ambassadors.

In the UK, Team Norway includes the Embassy, the Innovation Norway London Office, the London Office of the Norwegian Seafood Council, as well as the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC).