Tom O. Kleppestø – Chairman of the Board

Mr. Kleppestø is General Manager for Shipping & Offshore Network and Competence Advisor for the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. His professional background includes executive education, talent management, entrepreneurship, innovation, and media. Tom’s interest in Eastern Europe in general and the Baltic States, in particular, arose in his teens. His NHH master thesis in economics and business administration was made in Latvia in 1992, and in the mid-90s he was actively engaged with the first Norwegian business people in Lithuania. Tom was the project leader for two large conferences in Bergen called Meetingplace Europe in 1990 and 1994, the latter hosted a large group of business people and politicians from Lithuania.

Martin Bodd – Member of the Board

Mr. Bodd is an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania. He has a long experience in entrepreneurship, politics, and communication and has worked in several countries, both in Europe and Africa. Martin runs the company Silama, representing several Lithuanian companies in Norway. As the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania, he sees it as his duty and pleasure to increase the relations between Lithuania and Norway. Keywords being – promote business, culture, and tourism between the two countries. In his view, it is very important that LNCC enter the stage where businesses from Lithuania and Norway act together, and it is his wish that the bilateral relations will grow further with this positive initiative.

Hans Petter Evensen – Member of the Board

Mr. Evensen is a Senior Vice President, CM advisor eCommerce solutions for Large Corporates and International, DNB. Until recently he was living and working in Lithuania. In Lithuania, he was a Head of Product Development for the Baltics, DNB.

Leif Arne Ulland – Honorary Member of the Board

Mr. Leif Arne Ulland is a professional diplomat with decades of experience as a diplomat representing Norway abroad. In 2011 Mr. Ulland was appointed as an Ambassador to Lithuania. He was working in Vilnius until 2014 before his retirement.