The intention of the reorganization is to make the cooperation within the Norwegian Business community more formal and create a representative and powerful body serving Norwegian business interests in Korea. The objective of the NBA is to provide a forum for discussions about matters of common interest and by lawful means exchange views and information between Norwegian companies and firms in Korea working with or representing Norwegian business interests in the country. It is also an important objective for the association that the members are not only Norwegians, but we will warmly welcome also Koreans and other nationals. The association can only be successful if it’s able to create a meeting place where the issues of mutual importance are in focus so therefore the themes of the meetings have to be such that they attract the interest regardless of nationality.
We also hope that the NBA, Korea, can represent a place where Norwegian business interests who are looking for opportunities in the country, can seek advice and learn from others who have been present in the country for a longer or shorter period of time.
The office of the Association is at the Norwegian Embassy in Seoul. The organization is, however, independent and non-profit, and the Membership fee is supposed to be low. The members of the Board will be elected among the members of the organization. In addition, a representative from the Norwegian embassy joins both BoD meetings and regular NBA meetings as an observer.
Chairman: Ian Edwards (DNV GL)
Vice Chairman: Elin Sagbråten (Innovation Norway/Commercial Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy)
Board Member: Youngshik Yoon (KFF Group)
Board Member: Sean Lee (Jordan Asia Pacific)
Board Member: YoungShin Ahn (IKM Testing)
Board Member: Christian Hertzenberg (DNV GL)
Observer: Marianne Damhaug (Minister Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy)
Ms. Yeunkyung Yoo, secretary of NBA Korea
Tel. +822 727 7157 Email. email@example.com
Members of NBA
The following list shows the member companies of Norwegian Business Association (NBA Korea) as of 17 April 2017.
DNV GL Korea
EUKOR Car Carriers
Kongsberg Maritime Korea
Odfjell Terminals Korea
Scana Korea Hydraulics
Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Win Win Seafood
Norwegian Seafood Export Council
Yoon & Yang LLC
Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA)
Tamrotor Marine Compressors (TMC)
IKM Testing Korea
Stressman Engineering AS
ECCK (European Chamber of Commerce) Korea
Royal Norwegian Embassy ( Observer )