History

The American Chamber of Commerce in Norway was formally constituted as a Norwegian business association in January 1998. Its antecedents, however, extend back to 1958 when an American Club was formed in Oslo. Which means that in 2018, AmCham is celebrating its 60- or 20-year anniversary, depending on how one would like to consider it.

In 1999 the American Chamber of Commerce in Norway and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC Oslo) merged. The merger was a very important step for American-Norwegian business at the threshold of the new millennium.

Since our origin in 1998, AmCham has quadrupled in size—  both in terms of full-time staff and member companies.

We are proud to have a been a leading voice in promoting Norwegian-American business relations for 60 years and will strive to continue working both with and for our members in the 60 years to come!

 

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Past Presidents and Chairmen
Erling Bergendahl 1958-66

Derek L. Blix 1966 – 69

Harald Flaata 1969 – 71

Finn Owren 1971 – 74

Rolf A. Sættem 1974 – 75

John C. Ausland 1975-77

Lloyd D. Chapman 1977-78

 

Knut B. Andersen 1978 -80

Samuel D. Mandeville 1980 – 83

John P. Wheatly 1983 – 88

Kenneth Burton 1988-90

Tor Dahl 1990 – 94

Berit M Sjølund 1994 – 97

Rolf C. A. Röding 1997 – 2000

 

Tony Gordon 2000 – 2001

William N. Nunn 2001 – 2004

John Ustas 2004 – 2006

André Demarest 2006 – 2008

Gunnar Rødal 2008 – 2010

Jan Grønbech 2010 – 2014

Pål Rokke 2014 – Current