“We are very pleased to welcome Christian Chramer as the new CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council. His broad management experience and strong communication skills will help to lift the Seafood Council further, and we look forward to an exciting collaboration in the future”, says Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Amund Drønen Ringdal.
NSC works together with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry to identify and develop markets for Norwegian seafood products.
A return to the Norwegian Seafood Council
Christian Chramer brings extensive experience from the NHO system. For the past seven years, he has been regional director, communications director and joins NSC from a role as area director with responsibility for communication, public relations, and regions in NHO.
Now he returns to the Norwegian Seafood Council, where he was both communications director and fisheries envoy in Southeast Asia. In addition, he has a 13-year service career in the Norwegian Army.
Further development of Norwegian seafood´s positioning
Amund Drønen Ringdal.
“I am very proud of the trust from the board, and I am very much looking forward to taking on the job as leader of the Norwegian Seafood Council", says Chramer.
"I look forward to working with skilled colleagues in the Seafood Council and the companies working in one of Norway's most important export industries. Our goal is to further develop the strong position that Norwegian seafood has globally by ensuring that a growing world population to an even greater extent opens its eyes to healthy and sustainable seafood”, Chramer added.
Chramer has a degree from the Armed Forces Command School, the War School and a master's degree in management and organization from UiT - Norway's Arctic University.
Christian Chramer lives in Tromsø, is married and has two sons aged 18 and 22.
Christian Chramer will take up the position on 1 October. During the interim, Børge Grønbech, will continue in his role as Acting CEO.
NSC marketing work aims to further increase the demand for Norwegian Seafood in both new and established markets.
About The Norwegian Seafood Council
The Norwegian Seafood Council works together with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry to develop markets for Norwegian seafood.
NSC is a public company owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries appoints the board of directors for NSC for a 2 year period. The Norwegian seafood industry finances the activities of the Council through fees levied on all exports of Norwegian seafood.
The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) aims to increase the value of Norwegian seafood resources. We do this through market insights, market development, market risk management and reputational risk management in select markets around the world.
Our head office is located in Tromsø, Norway, and we have representatives in Sweden (Stockholm), UK (London), Germany (Hamburg), France (Paris), Spain (Madrid), Portugal (Lisbon), Italy (Milan), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Japan (Tokyo), Thailand (Bangkok), China (Shanghai) and USA (Boston). In addition, we work to identify opportunities for Norwegian seafood products in both new and established markets.