Simona Simonaviciute (Managing Director, Board Member)

Ms. Simonaviciute is a leader and business owner with experience in the information services industry. She graduated from International University in Lithuania and pursued various leadership positions in Lithuania and UK. For the past 7 years is living in Norway and is actively involved in building relations between Lithuania and Norway.

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 the Maritime Oslofjord Alliance, comprising three maritime and ocean industry associations. His professional background includes executive education, talent management, entrepreneurship, innovation, and media. Tom’s interest in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States arose in his teens. He has been involved with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights since he was a student at NHH in Bergen starting in 1986.

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