The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Company and for the proper organisation of its activities in accordance with the legislation and the Articles of Association. The Board of Directors establish the strategy, organisation, accounting and control of the Company and appoint the Managing Director and CEO, who acts in accordance with the orders of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company’s affairs.
The subsidiary companies have in-house boards consisting of Green Resources’ employees. The company has advisory boards with external members in all key countries of operations.
Åge Korsvold, Chairman,
Has been a member of the Board since 2011 and was elected Deputy Chairman in 2014. He is Norwegian, born in 1946. He has many years of experience as a Chief Executive and as a Board member in Norwegian and international businesses. He was the CEO of Orkla ASA, one of the largest Nordic Branded Consumer Goods Companies from 2012 to 2014. Before that, he was CEO of Kistefos, a broadly based investment company between 2001 and 2011, and CEO of Storebrand, a leading Norwegian insurer, from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Korsvold currently holds several non-executive Board positions in Norwegian and international companies. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Norwegian national, born 1949. He has remained President, CEO and the Board Chairman (2003-2010) of Scana Indusrier ASA, a Nordic industrial group delivering products and systems to energy related customers. As well as the Division Managing Director, President and CEO (1978-2003) of Moelven Industrier ASA, which supplies wood-based building products and related services to the construction industry, focusing primarily on the Scandinavian market. He has also remained a business advisor, Board Chairman and Board Member of listed companies, state-owned institutions and companies, private national and international companies. To name a few; Forestry Development Program (Ministry of Agriculture and Food), Food Policy Program, Forest and Wood Technology Research Council, Norwegian Industrial and Regional Development Fund (SND & SND Invest). He holds a Graduate Degree in Engineering, Business Administration and Economy.
Norwegian, Born 1961. BSc in Economics Wharton School, USA, 1983, MBA, Univ. of Chicago, USA, 1987. First VP, equity analyst and head of the global forest products and paper research team at Merrill Lynch 2000-05. Managing Director and head of forest products and paper global research team of Morgan Stanley 1991-00. Equity analyst CSFB 1990-91. Consultant Monitor Company 1987-89. Portfolio manager Storebrand 1984-85. Met as substitute member to the Norwegian Parliament. Established Green Resources in 1995 and took over as Managing Director in 2006.
Bjertnæs has been a member of the Board since December 2016. He is Norwegian, born in 1971. Today, Bjertnæs is Managing Director and part-owner of Melesio Capital AS, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to this, Bjertnæs ran his own investment and consulting business from 2011 to 2014. In the period from 1996 to 2011, Bjertnæs was a partner in the Investment Banking division of ABG Sundal Collier. Bjertnæs is Siviløkonom from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).
Norwegian national, born 1975. Joined the board of GR in December 2016. Advisor at Nordic Advisory. 18 years of experience from Investment Banking working for Nordic investment bank ABG Sundal Collier and SEB. Active in a number of boards including Norwegian Logistics and Domino’s Pizza. MBA, Norwegian School of Economics (2010), Authorised Financial Analyst, Norwegian School of Economics (2006), Master of Arts in Finance Heriot-Watt University (1999).
Kjell Martin Grimeland
Norwegian national, born 1965. Board member at GR Dec 2016. Currently COO of Nordic energy services company Eneas Group AS. Previous experience as EVP Business Development at SN Power Invest AS (Statkraft/Norfund), Director at Nordic Capital, Managing Partner at Innovation Strategic Consulting, consultant at McKinsey & Co. Extensive experience as chairman/board member of Norwegian and international companies. Master of International Management, American Graduate School of International Management (1989).