Background

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The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles in Oslo on 20 October 2003. Members include major Norwegian and Russian companies such as Statoil, Jotun, DNV GL, Lukoil Overseas North Shelf, RN Nordic Oil as well as central business organizations such as the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), GIEK, Innovation Norway, universities and SMEs. Russian companies are also members of Board of Directors of the NRCC. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.
Since the establishment of the association, NRCC has developed close cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, centrally as well as in regional Russia. The CCIs of Russia have about 170 regional offices and more than 50 000 members. Our outreach to Russian companies in the Russian market is thus extraordinary and quite unique.
NRCC is an NGO mainly financed by various types of membership. In 2017, the NRCC signed a new three-year Program Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway with the aim of strengthening business relations between Norway and Russia.

The NRCC is the leading Norwegian-Russian Business Network.

Aim

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. In addition, the Chamber aims to enhance the understanding of each others' business culture, market developments and other socio-economic developments of importance.

Members

As of today, the Chamber has about 130 members representing various sectors. It is a pleasure for us to see a growing interest from Russian companies joining the Chamber. A list of the NRCC Members can be found under "Members". The expanded list is only available for the NRCC Members.

Management

Both the NRCC Board and the NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "About NRCC Employees", "About NRCC Board" and "About NRCC Council".

Activities

The Chamber presently offers regular networking events, newsletters, seminars, courses, business delegations, as well as social, cultural and various ad-hoc arrangements. More information can be found under "Events".

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.

Hans-Olav Rekdal, Senior Project Manager

HR 190 260Hans-Olav Rekdal has proficient understanding of doing successful business in Russia and Norway. During 1998 - 2010 he lived and worked in Russia where he held several management positions. He has more than 20 years’ experience from developing projects, risk assessment, leadership, logistics, and transport supply chains. Rekdal has a proven track record in the planning and implementation of industrial-size projects in Russia including investment planning into profitable business operations. He is well-skilled in strategy development, building a network of contacts, managing negotiations, and closing deals with customers. He has worked as a consultant in various sectors such as, but not limited to, energy, import/export, aquaculture, agriculture, HSSQE, port and inland infrastructure. Mr Rekdal has a good personal network in Norwegian and Russian trade & industry, as well as the public sector.

Education: Norwegian Military Academy ( Krigsskolen II), Oslo, Russian language course ( A-level), Academy of Social Economy (Strategic Leadership), Moscow, Russia, Safety & Security Offshore, Norway. He speaks Norwegian (native tongue), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), and German (basic).

Telephone: + 47 21 01 57 50, mobile: + 47 95 14 82 92, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rune O. Methi, Senior Project Manager

Methi Rune sh webRune O. Methi holds a bachelor in Business Administration from IHM Business School in Gothenburg and Export Graduate Programme NES from the Norwegian Institute of International Trade.

Rune has project management skills, a significant experience from international sales and marketing, an executive management and a cross-cultural experiences from the Norwegian Trade Council (15 years) and from a private sector (10 years). He has executed various communication projects focusing on branding, B2B and image work, promoted Norwegian maritime- and other technology products in various multi company presentations worldwide.

He has a proven track record within the Norwegian export industry and a broad experience in cooperation and networking activities between various countries.

Rune speaks Norwegian, English and German.

Telephone: + 47 21 01 57 55, mobile: +47 91 84 07 12, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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P.O. Box 557 Sentrum,
NO - 0105 Oslo, Norway

Phone: (+47) 21 01 57 50

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