BNCC 2019 Annual General Meeting took place at Yara International, Oslo, and Aage Thoen founder and owner of the Thoen Shipping Group, was elected the new president of the chamber. Three new board members were also elected for the period 2019-2020.
Mr. Thoen holds BSBA and MBA degrees and is trained as a banker and held leading positions in DNC and Aker AS. He held executive positions as President of the Lorentzen Skips Group and Star Reefers Inc, London. Furthermore, he also has elective board positions such as Chairman of Bank2 and NYK-STAR Pool Inc and member of the Boards of Privatbanken ASA, Ivaran Lines AS, DSND ASA and lastly past boardmember of the Norwegian Shipowners Association and currently Chair of Oslo Shipowners association. On occasion, he presented a new strategy for BNCC aiming to increase the visibility and relevance of the chamber as a facilitator and support team for business development between Norway and Brazil.
A new board was elected, and new members of the board are Ms. Patricia Medina, representing Aker Solutions; Tommy Bjørnsen, representing DNV GL; and Esben Tuman, representing Yara. The new board and executive team now consists of Aage Thoen (Thoen Group), Aleksander Skaare (Scatec Solar), Celma Hellebust (Hellebust Int.), Esben Tuman (Yara), Ida Stuve (DNB), Jan Tore Linstad (The Kongsberg Group), Ottar Hermansen (Innovation Norway), Patricia Medina (Aker Solutions), Silvana Polich (Embassy of Brazil), Tommy Bjørnsen (DNV GL), and Tor-Ove Horstad (Norsk Hydro). And executive director Mrs. Larissa Slottet.