HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
In 1988, The Hon Ambassador Looi Cheok Hun,Ambassador to Norway, stationed in Sweden, and Director of MIDA (Malaysian Industrial Development Agency), Ramli Othman,from London,visited Norway.
They contacted Mrs Mette Karina Thorp and asked if she could find out how many Malaysians were living in Norway, get in touch with them and send the information to the Malaysian Embassy in Stockholm. Until then, there had not been any register of Malaysians in Norway.
Together with Professer Jan Evensmo of BI, a seminar called «Doing Business in Malaysia» was arranged. Norwegian companies already established there were invited to talk about their experiences, likewise the Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia and the Malaysian Ambassador for Norway were invited to talk.
During the seminar, an interim Board for the Norway Malaysia Association was established and rules and aims worked out.
ACTIVITES OF THE ASSOCIATION:
- Interacting with Malaysia business, commercial, cultural and educational interests visiting Norway.
- Providing a forum where members meet to exchange ideas and discuss matters of mutual interest
- Periodic dissemination of information relating to opportunities for trade, commerce and investement in Malaysia.
- Provision of services to members intending to visit Malaysia for the purpose of business through the use of NMA's contacts.
THE ASSOCIATIONS BACKBONE:
Dir. Kjell Sletsjøe, Jotun
Dir. Michael Røtnes, Mustad
Dir. Tor Halvorsen, ABB
Dir. Steinar Olsen, Anshor Drilling Fluids
Prof. Jan Evensmo, BI
Dir. Mette Karina Thorp, Asia Consult
Mr. Jan Evensmo
Mr. Michael Thorp
Mrs. Mette Karina Thorp (Lifelong)
|1st. elected board Dec.6. 1990:
||Chairman of the Board:|
Mette Karina Thorp (Chairman)
Steinar Olsen (Vice-Chairman)
Bjørn Floberghagen, Mustad
Arnfinn Jørgensen-Dahl, FNI
1990 - 1996 Mette Karina Thorp
1996 - 1997 Michael Thorp
1997 - 1998 Mette Karina Thorp
1998 - 2000 Carsten J. Helgeby
2000 - 2005 Dr. Faredah Myhre
2006 - 2008 Dr. Imtiaz Hossain
2008 - 2010 Mary Anne Grønningen
2010 - 2011 Jessie Sandosham
2011 - Roslin N. Schlezinger
2019 - current Pearl Ann Jeyaraj