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).

Joar Terjesen

Chairman / Partner, Trident Solutions AS

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

Argo Saul

Vice 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 in 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 for years and served as a board member also in several other NGO’s (Estonian Woodhouse Association, Kuusalu Ettevõtjate Liit, Puiduklubi, Hea Tahte Koda / Goodwill).

Virve Jõgeva

CEO at AS Glamox

Virve has an engineering background and she has worked in the field of manufacturing management for 17 years. Virve is a 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. Virve believes that having a leadership experience from many manufacturing companies, everyday co-operation with Norway and other international markets, helps her support NECC members with knowledge of operations management and business strategy.

Paal Aschjem

Real estate developer and investor

Paal has an education in aviation and technical engineering. He established his first Estonian company in 1992 and has developed several startups and promoted business relationships between Estonia and Norway since then. He has, among other things, built 3 shopping and office centers, opened 10 Handyman shops, and started Select mail order in the Baltics. Paal is the founder of the Norwegian Business Association, today NECC, in 2007 and was leading the organization for the first 7 years. During these years he was one of the founding members of FICE (Foreign Investors’ Council in Estonia) and Estonian largest charity, Aitan Lapsi. Paal is also a charter member of the Tallinn International Rotary Club.

Jaanus Stern

Attorney, LEADELL Pilv AS

Jaanus has had a connection with Norway since his university studies when he spent summers in Norway. Later he has also studied at the international summer school of the University of Oslo. He is foremost an expert in Estonian law but has a keen interest in Norwegian law, especially regarding Norwegian-Estonian trade relations. In his work he specializes in court disputes and business consultancy, he also speaks Norwegian.

Martin Pedersen

Freelance advisor

Martin has an education in sales and logistics and as a starting point, he has worked many years in leading Norwegian companies with production and logistics-related tasks. He has been involved in start-ups and restructuring of businesses, relocation of production units, first in Norway and since 2007 in the Baltic states. Many tasks have been as a bridge-builder between Scandinavian and Baltic companies, to find partners, start-ups including follow-up, implementation, and evaluation of projects on behalf of Scandinavian firms working with Baltic partners. Martin has broad experience in Board work, both as Chairman and as a Board member of several companies and organizations in Norway and Estonia. Involved in NECC since 2009.

Royal Norwegian Embassy
Harju 6 (IV floor) 15054 Tallinn


Phone: (+372) 627 1000



Greetings from the Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia, H.E. Ms. Else Berit Eikeland

Estonia and Norway are closely linked. From the first Viking ships sailed along the coast of Estonia, trade and economic cooperation have been part of our relationship. Norway is an important source of foreign investments in Estonia, and Norway an important export marked for Estonia. 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 and green growth.

NECC is a key meeting place for Norwegian-Estonian business interests. One of the main tasks of the Norwegian Embassy is to promote trade and commercial relationships between Norway and Estonia and we cooperate with NECC in some activities.

I recommend companies with an interest in trade and economic relations between Norway and Estonia to join NECC and take part in their activities.

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