Nils Astrup

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Person.png Nils Astrup   Geni WikidataRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Shipping magnate)
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Born12 November 1935
Died5 September 2005 (Age 69)
Alma materBalliol College (Oxford University)
ParentsNils Ebbessøn Astrup
Member ofNorwegian Shipowners' Association
Norwegian shipowner who headed the Norwegian Shipowners' Association. Close friend of the Norwegian royal family.

Nils Jørgen Astrup was a Norwegian businessman and shipowner.


Astrup was born in 1935, son of the shipping tycoon Nils Ebbessøn Astrup (who made plenty of money during the Nazi German occupation). He was a graduate of Balliol College at Oxford University.


Astrup was chairman of a number of Norwegian companies, including the shipping company (oil tankers) Fearnley & Eger A/S (1977–1991), Orkla-Borregaard (1972–1991) and the silicone producer Elkem (1986–1987). In 1988-1989 he was president of the influential Norwegian Shipowners' Association (a core element of Norwegian deep state and the ties to the United States and Britain)[clarification needed]. Fearnley & Eger A/S declared bankruptcy in 1991.


Nils Astrup was close friend of the Norwegian royal family.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/198724 April 198726 April 1987Italy
35th Bilderberg, in Italy, 106 participants
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