Norwegian Business Association Korea



Norwegian Business Association Korea – By the Business, For the Business

The Norwegian Business Association Korea is a non-profit, member-based association for Norwegian companies and business people in the Republic of Korea. The association was established in 2002 on the initiative of the Norwegian ambassador, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy continues to support the activities of the association. NBA Korea aims to be a natural contact point for Norwegian companies entering Korea, with membership open to both organisations and individuals.

Lead by a board elected from the members, NBA Korea’s objective is to provide fora where topics of mutual interest are presented and discussed, providing opportunities for business networking and socialising among members. The association acts as a representative voice for Norwegian companies in Korea through its role as a sounding board towards Team Norway. NBA Korea also cooperates with other appropriate bodies to further support the objectives.

The current membership of the association is multi-national, with representation from various industries.


Chairman:                       Tore Wean (Kongsberg Maritime)

Vice Chairman:               Vidar Dolonen (DNV GL)

Board Member:              Sean Lee (Jordan Asia Pacific)

Board Member:              Elin Sagbråten (Innovation Norway/Commercial Counselor, Norwegian Embassy) 

Board Member:             Jannicke Witsø (First Secretary, Norwegian Embassy)


The following list shows the members of the Norwegian Business Association (NBA Korea) as of 2018.

DNV GL Korea

Chokwang Jotun

Wartsila Korea

Kongsberg Maritime Korea

Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Innovation Norway

Norwegian Seafood Export Council

Yoon & Yang LLC

Trainor Korea

IKM Testing Korea

Jordan Korea ( Orkla Korea )

Axess Group



Nemko Korea

CEJN Korea

Hoegh Autoliner

Royal Norwegian Embassy

ECCK (European Chamber of Commerce) Korea

French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI)