Advisory Board 2018-01-24T14:56:03+00:00

NBCC’s Advisory Board consists of one representative from each of the NBCC Partner companies, typically a CEO or Managing Director. Its formal role is to guide NBCC on its strategic and policy directions, as well as constituting the Norwegian Ambassador’s Business Council.

The Advisory Board meets twice a year. In the autumn the meeting usually takes place at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence in Palace Green, London. The agenda may vary from meeting to meeting, but would normally include a discussion on the way forward, how members and partners can benefit from NBCC and joint challenges faced by the Norwegian-British business community.

The Advisory Board is exclusively for NBCC Partners. Should your company be interested in becoming an NBCC Partner, please contact the NBCC secretariat: info@nbccuk.com or tel. 020 3051 8077.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Rob Adams
Statoil

Statoil has approximately 300 staff in London, which makes it one of the largest international offices of Statoil ASA, pursuing a broad range of activities relating to energy production and sales in Britain.

Statoil in the UK produces oil and gas and conducts exploration and development activities on the UK Continental shelf. The exploration and business development teams also support Statoil ASA’s growing international E&P activity.

The London office is responsible for marketing and risk managing Statoil’s non-Norwegian equity crude oil production. There are also Operations and Chartering based in the UK office.

Statoil is a substantial supplier of gas, mainly imported from Norway, to the British market, and has one of its four sales offices based in London.

Global Strategy and Business Development actively drive the corporate development of Statoil through corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions activities.

One Kingdom Street
W2 6BD London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 3204 3200
w. http://www.statoil.com

David Clark
Aker Solutions ASA

Aker Solutions ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Aker Solutions”), is a leading global provider of engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated solutions.

Aker Solutions’ business serves several industries, including oil & gas, refining & chemicals, mining & metals and power generation. The Aker Solutions group is organised in a number of separate legal entities.

Aker Solutions is used as the common brand/trademark for most of these entities. Aker Solutions’ parent company is Aker Solutions ASA. Aker Solutions has aggregated annual revenues of approximately NOK 54 billion and employs approximately 22,000 people in about 30 countries.

30 Eastbourne Terrace
W2 6LE London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 8987 2000
e. david.clark@akersolutions.com
w. http://www.akersolutions.com

Jamie Stark
Burness Paull LLP

Burness Paull LLP is a top tier Scottish commercial law firm, joining two of Scotland’s strongest legal names.

We’re a three-city powerhouse with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally. It’s our magic triangle. We offer our clients access to teams providing a unique combination of quality, depth and resource in every business sector that’s vital to our economy.

Union Plaza, 5th Floor
1 Union Wynd
AB10 1DQ Aberdeen
Scotland

t. +44 (0)1224 621 621
e. jamie.stark@burnesspaull.com
w. http://www.burnesspaull.com

Rene K Kristiansen
Danske Bank

Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank and one of the leading financial enterprises in northern Europe. We operate in 15 countries and have nationwide branch networks in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Northern Ireland and the Baltics. Furthermore we serve corporate customers in Poland, Germany, Russia, the Republic of Ireland and the UK through our branches in Warsaw, Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Dublin and London. A subsidiary in Luxembourg caters to private banking customers.

Danske Bank Group offers a wide range of private and corporate banking services, asset management cash management, trade finance, leasing, mortgage financing, insurance and real estate brokerage.

London Branch
75 King William Street
EC4N 7DT London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7410 8000
e. rkri@danskebank.com
w. http://www.danskebank.com

Ida Lerner
DNB

Ida Lerner is General Manager of DNB CEMEA. Ida has an extensive experience from the financial industry and has amongst others worked with both HSBC and Nordea before joining DNB in Sweden as a Senior Relationship Manager in 2007. Ida has previous been responsible for DNBs analysis of corporate customers in CEMEA.DNB Bank is Norway’s largest financial services group, with offices in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, the Baltic States, UK, USA, Chile, Singapore and China.

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

8th Floor The Walbrook Building
EC4N 8AF London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7621 1111
e. ida.lerner@dnb.se
w. http://www.dnb.no

Hari Vamadevan
DNV GL

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.

Palace House
3 Cathedral Street
London SE19DE
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7357 6080
e. hari.vamadevan@dnvgl.com
w. http://www.dnvgl.com

Elsa Lystad
Evry

EVRY is the largest IT company in Norway and the second largest IT services company in the Nordic region. With 10,000 employees, EVRY delivers daily IT services from 50 Nordic towns and cities for more than 14,000 public and private sector customers. EVRY is the product of the largest-ever Nordic IT merger.

EVRY is a result of the merger of Norway’s two largest IT companies; EDB and ErgoGroup. This was the largest merger ever seen in the Norwegian and Nordic IT industry, and was the fourth largest corporate merger in Norway regardless of industry.

Unlike other major IT suppliers active in Norway and the other Nordic countries, EVRY is based on strong Norwegian ownership with long traditions in Norway and the other Nordic countries. EVRY is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker code EVRY. Norway Post and Telenor are the company’s largest shareholders.

Snarøyveien 30 A
1360 Fornebu Oslo

t. +47 23 14 50 00
e. elsa.lystad@evry.com
w. https://www.evry.com/

David Egenes
KBR

With more than 35,000 employees in 45 countries on five continents, KBR is one of the world’s premiere engineering, procurement and construction companies. With a proud and distinguished history of more than a century, we have evolved into a prominent part of the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors.

Kellogg Tower
Greenford Road
UB6 0JA Greenford
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 8872 6525
e. david.egenes@kbr.com
w. http://www.kbr.com

Kevin Conners
Nordea

Nordea is the leading financial service group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and operates through three business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management & Life. The Nordea Group has approximately 10 million customers and 1,400 branch offices. The Nordea Group is a world leader in Internet banking, with 6.2 million e-customer. The Nordea share is listed in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

The London branch offers a comprehensive range of financial services aimed at Nordic companies with subsidiaries or sales in the UK and international companies with business in the Nordic and Baltic area. Through our Luxembourg branch we also offer a whole range of private banking services, including individual investment counseling and discretionary investment management.Nordea is the leading financial service group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and operates through three business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management & Life. The Nordea Group has approximately 10 million customers and 1,400 branch offices. The Nordea Group is a world leader in Internet banking, with 6.2 million e-customer. The Nordea share is listed in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

The London branch offers a comprehensive range of financial services aimed at Nordic companies with subsidiaries or sales in the UK and international companies with business in the Nordic and Baltic area. Through our Luxembourg branch we also offer a whole range of private banking services, including individual investment counseling and discretionary investment management.

6th Floor
5 Aldermanbury Square
EC2V 7AZ London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7726 9000
e. kevin.connors@nordea.com
w. http://www.nordeaprivatebanking.com/

Nigel Meadows
Norseland Ltd

Norseland Ltd, former TINE UK founded by Tom Henrik Sundby, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TINE BA with the responsibility of sales and Marketing of Norwegian cheeses in the UK market. Jarlsberg cheese, with its characteristic sweet, nutty taste and large, round holes, accounts for 90% of Norseland’s total sales. In November 2008 Ilchester Cheese Company was acquired and has been integrated into Norseland Ltd.

Norseland Ltd now operates from two sites: Uxbridge Middlesex and Ilchester Somerset. Turnover is £43m with 130 employees.

Lakeside House
1 Furzeground Way
UB11 1BD Stockley Park
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 8622 3028
e. nmeadows@norseland.co.uk
w. http://www.norseland.co.uk

Niko Ek
Scandinavian Airlines

Scandinavian Airlines is the Nordic region’s largest airline and national flag carrier of Scandinavia. SAS and its group airline, Widerøe, offer more than 100 flights per week from the UK and Ireland to Norway with more than 40 destinations being served within Norway. SAS and Widerøe fly from Heathrow to Oslo and Stavanger, Gatwick to Bergen, Manchester to Oslo, Aberdeen to Stavanger and Bergen, Newcastle to Stavanger, Edinburgh to Bergen and Dublin to Oslo.

SAS offers full Business and Economy services on all flights, in addition to its unique premium economy service, Economy Extra on the majority of flights.

World Business Centre
Newall Road
TW6 2RE Hounslow
London

t. +44 (0)20 8990 7091
e. niko.ek@sas.fl
w. http://www.flysas.co.uk

Sir Roger Gifford
SEB

EB has been active in the Private Banking field since 1856. If you wish to deal with an international private bank with Scandinavian heritage and values, SEB may be the partner for you. We have offices in Luxembourg, Singapore, the Baltics and the Nordic area where we offer an understanding of your needs together with banking services and a global reach.

We aim to create strong relationships with our clients, professional contacts and home communities, and we look forward to continue building our Norwegian network together with the chamber.

1 Carter Lane
EC4V 5ER London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7246 4000
w. http://www.sebgroup.com

Jon Vatnaland
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.

26-28 Hammersmith Grove
W6 7BA London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7448 8200
w. http://www.statkraft.com

Birgitte Karlsen
Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is Norway’s premier law firm, with offices in Oslo, Bergen, London, Singapore, Shanghai and Kobe. The firm’s unique and long-standing presence overseas enables it to offer clients the benefit of its extensive international expertise. The firm is particularly strong in the areas of shipping and offshore, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources, corporate and banking and finance. The London office has notable expertise in shipping and offshore related work and dispute resolution services as well as having the ability to assist on financing, corporate and cross-border transactions.

The Managing Partner of the London office is Finn Bjørnstad who also leads the firm’s offshore team. The lawyers in London are both Norwegian and English qualified and together they possess a broad range of expertise in the firm’s main practice areas. Clients can rely on the London office’s proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts governed by English law and to handle all aspects of dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Cheapside House
138 Cheapside
EC2V 6HS London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7367 0300
e. bka@wrco.co.uk
w. http://www.wr.no