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HE Anders Eide

Ambassador of Norway to Poland

Anders Eide is Ambassador of Norway to the Republic of Poland since September 2020.

He has 25 years of experience from the Norwegian Foreign Service, including postings in Bangkok, Madrid and Mission of Norway to the European Union, Brussels.

As an expert on European Law, he has also been an agent for the Norwegian government in various cases before the European Court of Justice and the EFTA Court.

HE Stefan Gullgren

Ambassador of Sweden to Poland

Stefan Gullgren is the Ambassador of Sweden to Poland since September 2017. He served as Deputy Director-General and Head of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden 2013-2017, and as Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine 2009– 2013.

HE Juha Ottman

Ambassador of Finland to Poland

Ambassador Juha Ottman began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland in 1996. From September 2018, he is the Ambassador of Finland in Poland. Before that, he was the Deputy Director General of the Department of Europe at the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, he was the Finnish Ambassador to Croatia. He also worked at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU in Brussels and at the Finnish Embassy in Serbia. His experience in diplomacy covers European Union affairs, in particular EU enlargement policy and trade policy issues. Ambassador Ottman graduated from the Helsinki School of Economics and holds a Master's Degree in Science.

HE Ole Toft

Ambassador of Denmark to Poland.

Diplomat and government administration worker specializing in European Affairs. Completed his master’s in law at the University of Copenhagen. Since 1994 associated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he held positions in the Middle East and Northern Africa Department, the European Policy Department and as Head of the Executive Secretariat. In 2001, he became the European policy advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office. Three times he was posted at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union in Brussels: in 1998 as the Secretary of Embassy, in 2004 as the Counselor, and in 2013 as the Deputy Permanent Representative. In 2015 he was appointed as the Under-Secretary for Resources and Operations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2017 he became the Director of Fisheries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later moved to the Ministry of Environment and Food. Awarded the Knight’s Order of the Dannebrog.

Piotr Kotfis

Honorary Consul of Norway in Szczecin

Advocate, born in 1977 in Szczecin. A graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Szczecin, he obtained his diploma in 2001. In 2009-2017, he was a lecturer in medical law and medical ethics at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin.

He was appointed Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway in 2020.

His professional and social activity focuses on cooperation between Poland and Scandinavia, with particular emphasis on Norway and the concept of sustainable development.

Privately, an enthusiast of winter sports, co-founder of the idea and co-founder of the movement for the organization of the Winter Olympics in the Karkonosze Mountains # Karkonosze2030 - continuing the concept of the most pro-ecological Olympic Games in history - Lillehammer 1994. Happy husband and father.

Marek Czernis

Honorary Consul of Sweden in Szczecin

Attorney at Law at the Regional Chamber of Attorneys at Law in Szczecin, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The founder of the Law Firm - Marek Czernis & Co. Law Office in Szczecin, which provides complex advice since 1995.

Prior to founding the law firm in 1995, he worked at the English law firms in London (including Middleton Potts, Sinclair Roche) and the American law firms in New York (including Haight, Gardner Poor & Havens).

For over thirty years he has providing legal services in domestic and international trade covering, in particular, international maritime and energy sectors, international financial transactions and insurance (with particular emphasis on the London insurance and reinsurance market).

Participant and speaker at many regional and international conferences and legal and economic presentations. Member of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences at the Sciences branch of in Gdańsk, a long-time member of Maritime Law Codification Committees (co-author of the Maritime Code regarding the transport of cargo by the sea), the founder of the reactivated Polish Maritime Law Association, member and co-worker of many national and international organizations (IMO, UNCTAD, UNICTRAL, CMI, BIMCO etc.).

Author of numerous specialist publications.

The Honorary Consul of Sweden in Szczecin since 2017.

Dr Adolf Wysocki

Honorary Consul of Finland in Szczecin

A graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport at the Szczecin University of Technology / 1972 /. PhD in Economics.

For over 45 years he was associated with the maritime economy. He held managerial positions in shipping companies. Co-organizer of scientific conferences and symposia and author of a number of publications on the broadly understood issues of maritime economy.

In the years 1990-96 he managed the representative office of Polish Shipowners in Helsinki, hence the knowledge of Finland as a country friendly to its inhabitants.

Retired from March 2016.

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland in Szczecin with jurisdiction for the West Pomeranian Voivodeship since October 2013.

szczecin@konsulat-finlandia.pl

Andrzej Preiss

Honorary Consul of Denmark in Szczecin

Advocate, born in Szczecin, graduate of the University of Wrocław. For many years he has been practicing as an attorney at law in Szczecin and is also a partner at BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k., one of the leading law firms in Poland, providing advisory services in the field of economic law.

Specialized in the field of economic law, in particular large infrastructure and industrial investments. Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers and Experts (SIDiR) - a Polish organization associating independent engineers, lawyers and economists, dealing with management of investment projects in line with international standards. SIDiR is a member and the only representative in Poland of FIDIC (Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils).

Since 2002, the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark for the territory of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. He has contributed to numerous Danish investments in the region which have made Denmark a leading investor in the region. An evidence of this was the visit of the heir to the throne, Prince Frederick with Princess Mary in Szczecin (the only such visit outside Warsaw).

In recognition of his services to Denmark and its citizens, consul Andrzej Preiss was awarded by the Queen of Denmark with the oldest decoration in Europe, with the Order of Dannebrog, twice. In 2011 he was decorated with the Order of the Chevalier, and in 2021 with the Order of the Knight.

Privately, husband and father.

Carsten William Nilsen

Chairmen of the Board of Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce

Carsten William Nilsen, a Norwegian national with 40 years of international experience in the Security Industry holding senior positions in Hong Kong, Europe, Middle East and Asia and Far East.

From 1992 to 2011 CEO and President of G4S Group in Poland employing nearly 10,000 persons throughout Poland.

Member of the Board of the Scandinavian - Polish Chamber of Commerce since the begining of the Chamber and elected as Chairman on eight occasions during the last eight years.

Extensive experience in promoting cooperation between Nordic Countries and Poland.

Karin Sköld

CEO and CSO of IKEA Retail Poland

Karin Sköld took the position of CEO and CSO at IKEA Retail in Poland in September 2020. She was the Area Manager, responsible for building the company growth on local markets outside Warsaw, since January 2019.

She started working at IKEA in 2003 at the IKEA Kållered store in Sweden. From 2004, she was involved in supply planning for 2 years, and then took care of purchasing strategies and management. In 2013, she took the position of Project Manager IKEA Food Services in Sweden, where she worked for a year. For the next 3 years, Karin was as an Assistant to CEO Ingka Group, and then managed the IKEA store in China.

Karin graduated from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management.

About IKEA:

IKEA's vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We offer functional and well-designed home furnishing products that combine quality and affordable price. We operate in accordance with sustainable development, implementing the People & Planet Positive strategy.

The Ingka Group, formerly known as the IKEA Group, currently has twelve IKEA stores and 64 Click&Collect points in Poland, managed by IKEA Retail. It also owns five shopping centers managed by Ingka Centers Polska and a Distribution Center in Jarosty near Piotrków Trybunalski. The Ingka Group also owns six wind farms in Poland, which generate more renewable energy than the annual energy consumption related to IKEA's operations on the Polish market.

Eryk

Eryk is an international technical service provider who offers electrical and mechanical assembly, installation and commissioning services worldwide. Our aim is to provide an additional scalable resource to our collaboration partners’ business where they easily can ramp their capacity up or down, when needed, avoiding the costs of increasing or decreasing own staff headcount when experiencing a fluctuating pipeline. By using Eryk’s support onsite they can both optimize their use of own resources and ensure high quality of service. We are born international, specialized in working across borders and through the years we have developed the competences necessary to run a multi-lingual and multi-cultural organization with knowledge about European industry, labour market and essential technical skills.

Finn Mortensen

Executive Director of State of Green

Executive Director of State of Green since 2008.

Before then business editor of Berlingske Tidende (2002-2008), news editor of Borsen (1995-2002), economic and political specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen (1985-1995).

Holds a Master’s Degree in Modern Languages. Attended executive leadership programs at Columbia University and Wharton Business School as well as media management programs in the U.S. and Sweden.

Born Feb 22, 1955, married, three adult children.

Co-author of bestselling biography of Danish shipping magnate, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller of A.P. Moller-Maersk, in 2008, together with Thomas Larsen (the book has since appeared in English and Chinese translations).

Krzysztof Zamożny

Head of Sales E-mobility Poland in Garo Polska Sp. z o.o.

Head of Sales E-mobility Poland in Garo Polska Sp. z o.o. Promoter of practical knowledge about solutions for electromobility at fairs, conferences and in the press.

Josefine Wikholm

Lead architect at Semren & Mansson in Gothenburg

Josefine Wikholm is a lead architect at Semren & Mansson in Gothenburg.

Her main focus is residential architecture and urban design, her approach is transdisciplinary

to maneuver the sustainable agenda within the projects.

Josefine is educated at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

She has worked for West 8 Urban Designers & Landscape Architects in Rotterdam, 

Wingardhs Architects and White Architects in Sweden, before she joined Semren & Mansson in 2020.

Paweł Jaworski

an urban planner who develops his own method of experimental urban planning combining research, design and participation. In 2017, he prepared the first concept in Poland to transform downtown street by testing temporary solutions together with people who use it on a daily basis (Żywa Ulica in Dąbrowa Górnicza). He worked in a similar way in Warsaw, Kraków and Gorzów Wielkopolski. Today, he deals with the mobility plan for the Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowskia Metropolis, the transformation of public space in the centre of Bytom and in the Old Town of Szczecin.

Greencarrier

Greencarrier Freight Services Poland Sp. z o.o.

The Greencarrier Group is one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specialising in global logistics solutions and has five business segments. From our offices in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and China, we offer sustainable logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Every day we manage logistics for more than 15000 customers to make sure deliveries are transported in time. Our core values - humour and joy, commitment and involvement, define who we are and what we stand for. They are the foundation for how we do business in a responsible and sustainable way. We are happy to say that we work successfully together and have fun at the same time. We pride ourselves on having passionate and committed staff.

NCDC

Nordic Consulting & Development Company

NCDC- Nordic Consulting & Development Company S.A. - a Szczecin company with Danish roots, which deals with software development and providing IT services tailored to the needs of large financial institutions around the world, insurance companies in particular.

NCDC is a team of almost 140 specialists who share a common passion to create new and better solutions.

“Our organization is built on trust and responsibility, with an emphasis on quality, whether it's the product we deliver, the way we treat each other or the role we play in our daily work. Respect, trust and quality are our goal. " Paweł Finkielman, founder of the NCDC

Vestas

Vestas-Poland Sp. z o.o.

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 132 GW of wind turbines in 82 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and more than 117 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. We are proud of having installed more than 2,6 GW in Poland and around 500 dedicated employees working towards the green transition in Poland.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is a Norwegian registered joint venture owned by Equinor, Shell and Total. The company is developing an open and flexible infrastructure to transport carbon dioxide from capture sites by ship, to a terminal in western Norway for intermediate storage, before being transported by pipeline for permanent storage, in a reservoir 2,600 metres under the seabed. The transport and storage facilities will offer safe and permanent underground storage to industries from across Europe. The facilities are scheduled to be operational in 2024.

Volvo Polska

Volvo Polska is a part of Volvo Group - one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, heavy construction equipment and drive systems for motor boats and industrial machinery. Volvo has been present in Poland since the 70’s. At the beginning of the 90’s, Volvo started industrial activity in Wrocław. The bus factory was opened in 1996, and the following years brought about the company’s development and expansion of its activities. Currently Volvo Polska includes the biggest Volvo buses factory in Europe which produces, among others, fully electric buses, as well as organizations for sales of buses, trucks and heavy construction equipment, and also global centres providing business services for such branches as IT, finances and HR. Volvo Polska hires around 4 thousand employees and is the city’s and region’s leading employer, awarded in recent years with many titles for the best employer.

Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) is an organisation with a clearly defined objective: to support and assist in the internationalisation of the Norwegian energy industry. NORWEP is acting as a catalyst for processes between Norwegian industry and international businesses and governments.

The vision of Norwegian Energy Partners is: Strengthening the long-term foundation for wealth-creation and employment in Norwegian energy industries through focused international efforts, building on the collective competitiveness of the partner companies.

The main purpose is to strengthen the position and competitiveness of the energy industry internationally and securing increased wealth-creation through committed cooperation. Norwegian Energy Partners is founded on a shared intention of achieving synergies through focused efforts, coordination and managing activities and efforts.

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