Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

About us

Established in 2007, the Norwegian Estonian Chamber of Commerce (NECC, in Norwegian: Norsk-Estisk Handelskammer, in Estonian: Norra-Eesti Kaubanduskoda) is a non-profit membership-based business association for companies with Norwegian-Estonian share capital, management, or co-operation.


We facilitate professional networking, seminars of interest, provide relevant information regarding both Estonia and Norway and promote Norwegian companies, competence, and business values.


Some of NECC’s activities are carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy. NECC is the founding member of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Estonia (FICE) and one of the largest charities in Estonia – Aitan Lapsi which is supporting children’s visits to the theatre and sports events, participation in the education program of art museums and reading programs


NECC is the first chamber in Estonia certified by CSR Estonia (Responsible Business Forum in Estonia).

Argo Saul

Chairman / CEO at Nordic Houses KT OÜ

Argo has a BA in Business Management and International Economic Relations and an Executive MBA from Estonian Business School. Argo is passionate about sales and values responsible entrepreneurship following CSR principles. He established his first company in 1993. Argo has been a co-owner and CEO of a Norwegian-Estonian joint venture Nordic Houses since 2002. Nordic Houses produces wooden frame houses in Estonia and has a domestic market in Norway. Their most popular products are the Buen cabins. Argo has been a board member of NECC since 2014 and served as a board member also in several other NGOs (Estonian Woodhouse Association, Kuusalu Ettevõtjate Liit, Tehasemaja Haldus, Hea Tahte Koda).

Joar Terjesen

Vice-Chairman / Partner, Trident Solutions AS

Joar has a diverse background in operational, engineering, and project management roles and has worked for several industry giants such as Equinor, Talisman Energy, GE Oil & Gas, and TechnipFMC. With an MBA from Estonian Business School, followed by Ph.D. studies in Management and now actively contributing in the area of Management consulting. Joar has a passion for innovation within the field of the production industry and digital solutions completing his Ph.D. research in Digital Twin Technology.

Virve Jõgeva

CEO at AS Glamox

Virve has an engineering background and she has worked in the field of manufacturing management for 20 years. Virve is the CEO of AS Glamox – the Estonian unit of International Group Glamox – since 2016. NECC recognized AS Glamox with the “Excellence in Growth” business award in 2016 and the “Excellence in Growth” award in 2022. Virve believes that having a leadership experience from many manufacturing companies, and everyday cooperation with Norway and other international markets, helps her support NECC members with knowledge of operations management and business strategy.

Jaanus Stern

Attorney, LEADELL Pilv AS

Jaanus has had a connection with Norway since his university studies when he spent summers in Norway. After graduating with BA and MA in Law from University of Tartu, he studied at the international summer schools of the University of Oslo. He is foremost an expert in Estonian law, but he also supports clients in the Norwegian legal and economic environment. Jaanus as well speaks Norwegian.

Kristiina Koel

Orkla Accounting Centre Manager

Kristiina has a long and solid background in banking and finance, where the last ten years have been busy building up Orkla Group Accounting Centre in Tallinn. Today the Centre handles approximately 70% of Group turnover. We have been used by EAS as a promo site for possible investors to enter the Estonian market. Prior to joining Orkla, Kristiina worked for a Scandinavian banking group in various positions, which involved a lot of cross-border interactions with different sites and corporations for more than 15 years, which has given her excellent knowledge about cultural differences. Kristiina’s strongest competencies in today`s rapidly changing world are change management and business innovation. Also, have strong knowledge of investing in Estonian service center fields.  

Denis Nikolajev

Representative of the Estonian Gjensidige AS branch

Denis has a strong background in the finance and insurance industry and was keeping in managerial roles in SEB bank and Viennas Insurance Group since the year 2008 and is currently responsible for Gjensidige Insurance Estonian branch business. He has good experience in managing international projects and helping Estonian companies insure their activities in Norway.

Royal Norwegian Embassy
Harju 6 (IV floor) 15054 Tallinn


Phone: (+372) 627 1000



Greetings from the Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia, H.E. Mr. Marius Dirdal


Estonia and Norway are closely linked. Trade and economic cooperation have always been an important part of our relationship. Norway is an important source of foreign investments in Estonia, as well as an important export market for Estonian companies. At the same time, Norwegian exports to Estonia is growing. Norwegian companies are involved in a broad range of business activities in Estonia, and the potential for new partnerships is great, in particular, related to ICT, innovation, energy and green growth.


NECC is a key meeting place for Norwegian-Estonian business interests, and an important partner for the Embassy in promoting trade and commercial relationships between Norway and Estonia as a part of Team Norway. I recommend companies with an interest in trade and economic relations between Norway and Estonia to join NECC and take part in their activities. I look forward to working closely with NECC and its members in 2023!


The embassy is open:
From Monday till Friday 09:00-16:00
Closed for lunch 12:30-13:00