Background

Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. The founders of the Chamber are Lithuanian and Norwegian professionals with an interest to strengthen business ties between the two countries.

Aim

The Chamber is a forum and network for companies, organizations and private persons interested in strengthening business relations between Lithuania and Norway. In addition, the Chamber aims to enhance the understanding of each others’ business culture, market developments and other socio-economic developments of importance.

Goal

The goal of the Chamber is to enable Lithuanian and Norwegian companies to succeed in their business endeavours. We do so through three pillar activities:

  • We want to empower companies through sharing of information and our network as well as to assist companies in their search for new business partners.
  • We want to build a network of engaged companies, organizations and skilled professionals with a desire to develop sound business relations and to strengthen business and cultural relations between Norway and Lithuania.
  • We want to strengthen your expertise through continued knowledge update at our seminars and conferences.

Martin Bodd (Board Member)

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.

Bjørnar Lund (Board Member)

International experience through DNB in Singapore (1997-2001), Poland (Q1 2011) and Lithuania/Baltic (2011-2017). Experience in change management, organizational and cultural change processes in Norway and internationally. Experience in both retail and corporate banking.

Hans Petter Evensen (Board Member)

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)

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 retirenment.

Tom O. Kleppestø (Chairman)

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.