Press release -
Christian Chramer is the new CEO of Norwegian Seafood Council
By unanimous decision, the board of the Norwegian Seafood Council has appointed Christian Chramer (48) as our new CEO.
“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.
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
“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. 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”, says Christian Chramer.
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.
In position by 1 October
Christian Chramer will take up the position on 1 October. During the interim, Børge Grønbech, will continue in his role as Acting CEO.
For more information, contact:
•Amund Drønen Ringdal, Deputy Chairperson, +47 920 84 378
•Christian Chramer, Incoming CEO, + 47 928 82 360
The Norwegian Seafood Council works with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industries to develop markets for Norwegian seafood through local market intelligence, market development and reputational risk management. The Seafood Council is headquartered in Tromsø and maintains local representatives in twelve of Norway's most important international markets. The Norwegian seafood industry finances the activities of the Norwegian Seafood Council via a tariff on all Norwegian seafood exports.
The Norwegian Seafood Council is a public company owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.