Past Speakers

The list below is meant to serve as an example of the many great speakers the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce has had the pleasure of introducing to its members over the years.

  • Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway 2013
  • Erik Sjølie, Aker Solutions
  • Kristian Siem, Siem Industries
  • Mona Juul, Norwegian Ambassador to London
  • Hilde Hukkelberg, Innovation Norway
  • Sandy Clark, Amec Foster Wheeler Energy
  • Kevin Haywood, EY
  • Neil Hartley, First Reserve
  • Marcus Flint, DNV GL
  • Baroness Elles
  • Baroness Flather
  • Baroness Sharples
  • Dr Finn E. Kydland, Nobel Prize Winner in Economy 2005
  • Dr James Hart, Commissioner of Police
  • Dr John M Lervik, CEO and Co-Founder of FAST
  • Dr Mats Bedal, Director of Studies The international Institute for strategic studies
  • H.E Mr Zha Peixin, Ambassador of the republic of China in the UK
  • HM Duke of Gloucester
  • HM King Harald V of Norway
  • Lord Sainsbury of Turville
  • Mr Andrea Firth-Clarke, Director of Sports coaching
  • Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Bergesen Worldwide Gas ASA
  • Mr Andrew Clark, Head of Forensic Accounting, PwC
  • Mr Arild Blixrud, Director General, NTC
  • Mr Arne Bjørnstad, Minister Councellor, the Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Mr Arne Sivertsen, Consul General of Norway
  • Mr Arvid Grundekjøn, Chairman of the Board of Statkraft
  • Mr Axel Eitzen, CEO Eitzen Group
  • Mr Barry Hartop, CEO Telenor Business Solutions
  • Mr Bill Cattanach, Head of PILOT Secreteriat in Department of Trade and Industry
  • Mr Bjarne Lindstrøm, Ambassador, the Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Mr Bjørn Kjos, CEO Norwegian.no
  • Mr Bjørn Sjaastad, CEO Frontline Ltd
  • Mr Borger Lenth, former CEO and President of Christiania Bank
  • Mr Christian Albech, CEO Canal Digital and Senior Executive Vice President of Telenor Broadcast AS
  • Mr Christian D. Able, Onsagers Ltd
  • Mr Dominc Strowbridge, Marketing Director of BT Movio
  • Mr Eivind Reiten, CEO Norsk Hydro
  • Mr Erik Kjos-Hanssen, Managing Director, Statoil (UK) Ltd.
  • Mr Erik Palmen, Head of operational risk, Nordea Group
  • Mr Finn Engelsen Jr., Partner and Director Lorentzen & Stemoco
  • Mr Gary Gray, Legal and Contracts Director Acergy UK Ltd
  • Mr George Rourke, MD Visma Software Ltd.
  • Mr Gerhard Heiberg, IOC
  • Mr Gunnar Bjørkavåg, CEO, NHST Media Group
  • Mr Hans Richard Elgheim, Founder of Grev Wedels Plass Auksjoner
  • Mr Harald Gulaker, Managing Director Aker Kværner Offshore Partner
  • Mr Harald Norvik, President and CEO of Statoil
  • Mr Helge Hatlestad, Managing Director in Statoil UK Ltd
  • Mr James Oury, Senior Partner Oury Clark Solicitors
  • Mr James Stove Lorentzen, CEO Stolt Sea Farm
  • Mr Jan A Reinaas, President & CEO, Norske Skog
  • Mr Jan Oksum, President and CEO Norske Skog
  • Mr John Deane, Chief Executive, Intermediary Division, Royal London Group
  • Mr John G Bernander, CEO Gard and Gard Services
  • Mr John G Bernander, CEO of Norwegian Broadcasting, NRK
  • Mr Jørgen Lindegaard, President & CEO, SAS AB
  • Mr Jukka Harmala, President and CEO Stora Enso
  • Mr Kelvin Hopkins, MP
  • Mr Ken Bourne-Turner, President and CEO Stora Enso
  • Mr Kevin Kerrigan, Stepstone.co.uk
  • Mr Kim Traavik, Ambassador, the Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Mr Kjell Almskog, President and CEO of Kvaerner
  • Mr Les Thomas, Group Director Production Facilities Wood Group
  • Mr Magnus Bjellefors, CEO Visma Services London Ltd
  • Mr Matthew Simmons, Chairman and CEO Simmons & Company International
  • Mr Michael Brady, Senior Manager Fast Search & Transfer
  • Mr Nigel Lingaard, MD for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Mr Ole Lund, Chairman of Statoil and Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mr Øystein Dørum, Chief Economist, DNB Bank
  • Mr Øystein Noreng, Professor in Petroleum, Economics and Management
  • Mr Per-Kristian Foss, Former Norwegian Minister of Finance
  • Mr Peter Fergusson, Managing Director Hydro (UK) Ltd.
  • Mr Richard Cook, Global Excellence Ltd.
  • Mr Richard Gustafson, CEO and President, Scandinavian Airlines
  • Mr Rune Bjørnson, Executive Vice President Natural Gas, StatoilHyro
  • Mr Sven Arlid Andersen, President and CEO of Oslo Stock Exchange
  • Mr Thomas Hoegh, Manging Partner of Art Alliance Advisors
  • Mr Tom Somborg, Tandberg
  • Mr Trond Giske, Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway
  • Ms Aase Aulie Michelet, President of Amersham Health AS
  • Ms Ada Kjeseth, CEO Visma Services ASA
  • Ms Ania Thiemann, Senior Economist, Country Analysis, EIU
  • Ms Anne Lise Kjær, Founder & Director of Kjær Global
  • Ms Annika Åman-Goodwille, MD Goodwille Corporate Services Ltd
  • Ms Barbara Cassani, Former Chairman of the Olympic 2012 bidding committee
  • Ms Carol Slesser, Director, Career Development at Mayfair
  • Ms Clara Furst, CEO, London Stock Exchange
  • Ms Dianne Thompson, CEO of Camelot Group PLC
  • Ms Grete Knudsen, former Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry
  • Ms Gwen Rhys, UK’s leading business networking expert
  • Ms Hanne Refsholt, President & CEO TINE BA
  • Ms Harriet Harman, Solicitor general
  • Ms Maria McCaffery, CEO of British Wind Energy Association
  • Ms Marianne Lie, Director General, Norwegian Ship owners’ Association
  • Ms Marit Arnskog, Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy
  • Ms Sarah Rhodes, Chief Executive of Office for Renewable Energy Deployment, DECC
  • Ms Thina Margrethe Saltvedt, senior macro/oil analyst, Nordea Markets
  • Ms Unni Bjelland, Ernst & Young
  • Professor Karol Sikora, Former Chief of the World Health Organisation, WHO, cancer programme
  • Sir Digby Jones, Director General of Confederation of British Industry
  • Sir Edward George, GBE, Governor, Bank of England
  • Sir William Castell, CEO Amersham Plc