Svein Aaser

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Born7 October 1946
Alma materNorwegian School of Economics, International Institute for Management Development
Single Bilderberg Norwegian businessman. Led Foundation for Social and Business Research & The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

Svein Aaser Svein Aaser is a former CEO of DnB NOR, the largest financial group in Norway. He resigned on 31 December 2006


After graduating from IMEDE in 1970, he worked in the textile and paper industries, then over to CEO in the food wholesale and insurance sectors. During a period of ten years starting in 1987 he was president and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Hafslund Nycomed. In 1998 he was appointed CEO of Den norske Bank, later the merged to the bank DnB NOR, where he retired in 2006.

He has also been the chairman of the seafood company Marine Harvest, but stepped down in January 2010. He also chairs the government hydropower company Statkraft. From 2012 to 2015 he was chairman of the board of the multinational telecom company Telenor. He is a member of corporate assemblies in several major Norwegian companies such as Norsk Hydro, Orkla and Norske Skog.

He was chair of the Foundation for Social and Business Research (SNF).

He was leader of the main employers' organisation The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) between 1992 and 1994.[1]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
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