Mr Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y.

Heyerdahl bigMr  Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. is a lawyer and investor. As former CEO of Orkla (1979-2001), Mr Heyerdahl developed the concern from a middle-size mining and metallurgy company, to a solid Scandinavian group of companies with diversified activities. Under his management, Orkla made several strategically investments in Russia in the early 1990ies, amongst these in the Baltica breweries in the St. Petersburg region, - at that time the largest Norwegian investment in the young Russian state.
When Mr Heyerdahl started as CEO in 1979, Orkla had a few hundred employees and a turnover of approx. NOK 300 million. When he stepped down as CEO in 2001, the Group has grown to 35 000 employees and had 45 billion in turnover.
Mr Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. and his family controls a major holding of share in the newspaper Dagbladet.
Mr Heyerdahl holds several board positions, and has extensive business contacts both in private and public sector.
Mr Jens P. Heyerdahl d.y. has an MBA at INSEAD in France, and was formerly one of the best jumping riders.