The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) Elected New Officers at its Annual Meeting on April 6, 2016 – Held in New York City

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Giacomo Landi, head of DNB AMERICAS, was unanimously elected President of the NACC at the organization’s Annual Meeting of Members. Mr. Landi succeeded Ole Christian Schrøder, who was ineligible to stand for re-election after having served the maximum term of three years.

President Giacomo Landi with Ole Christian Schrøder

It is a great privilege to take on the role of President in the 101st year of the chamber. Since its founding in New York, the NACC has grown into a wonderful national organization with chapters in eight US cities.

Giacomo Landi states that “It is a great privilege to take on the role of President in the 101st year of the chamber. Since its founding in New York, the NACC has grown into a wonderful national organization with chapters in eight US cities. The chamber is at its core focused on promoting solid economic, trade and personal relations between the United States and Norway. As an American with a good degree of familial, personal and professional connections to Norway, this role is a specific honor.” (Read the full statement here)

Other officers elected to serve until March 2017:

  • Cameron Beard, Partner, Blank Rome, will serve as Executive Vice President
  • Morten Sohlberg, Founder/CEO, SmorgasChef, will serve as Treasurer
  • Jovi Tenev, Partner, Holland & Knight, will serve as Secretary
  • NACC Chapter Presidents (automatically) are elected to serve as Vice Presidents

New Directors joining the NACC National Board:

  • Kenneth Flornes, Founder/CEO of Nectar Corporate Apartments
  • Aneesh Bakshi, Director, Business Development, Area Atlantic, DNV GL

The following Directors accepted re-election:

  • Karl Andersen, CEO, Amundsen Ventures
  • Geir Morland, Marketing Director, Jotun Paints, Inc.
  • Giacomo Landi, Exec. VP/General Manager, DNB Americas
  • Jan Rune Schøpp, President, Statoil Marketing & Trading
  • Frode Kjersem, Chapter President, NACC Philadelphia
  • John Welch, Chapter President, NACC Southwest-Houston
  • Knut Oxnevad, Chapter President, NACC Southern California

About the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce
With Norway’s independence in 1905, the country quickly became both a close ally and a significant trading partner of the United States. The need to foster and protect Norwegian-American trade was quickly recognized, and in 1915 the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce was established in New York City for that purpose. Since then, as Norway has risen to its position as a dominant force in the fields of petroleum and finance, the NACC has played various roles promoting Norwegian American trade, and providing a forum, through its chapters nationwide, in which companies and individuals with interests in Norwegian-American commerce can interact and pursue common goals.

The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) continues to be a private membership organization with headquarters in New York City and chapters in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The common purposes of the NACC, in 1915 as it is now, is to promote trade and goodwill and to foster business, financial and professional interests between Norway and the United States of America, to advance the common purposes of its members and to facilitate contacts among the members.

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