Jørgen Lund, Chairman
Jørgen Lund (b. 1953) has been the Chairman of the board since March 2010. Mr. Lund has 32 years of experience as a business lawyer; maritime lawyer with Nordic Defense Club (1980 - 1986), partner in the law firm Lund & Co (1986 - 1993) and partner in the law firm Thommessen (1993 - 2012), including four years as its managing partner. In 2012 he left his law practice to become the Executive Chairman of the J.J. Ugland Companies, a private shipping and industrial group headquartered in Norway. Mr. Lund has previously been a board member of several companies within the shipping, oil & gas and financial industries. Mr. Lund holds a law degree from University of Oslo (1978) and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird Business School, USA. Mr. Lund is a Norwegian citizen and he resides in Oslo, Norway.
Ragnar Horn, Board member
Ragnar Horn (b. 1962) was elected as a new board member in March 2016. Mr. Ragnar Horn is the Chairman of Clarksons AS, a position he has held since 1999. As an investor, Mr. Horn also serves as Director of a number of private and public boards, including Eiendomsspar AS and Victoria Eiendom AS. Mr. Horn holds a BA from Williams College and MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Horn is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.
Birger Nergaard, Board member
Birger Nergaard (b. 1951) has been a board member since March 2010. Birger Nergaard founded Four Seasons Venture AS ( later renamed Verdane Capital AS) in 1985 and was its managing partner through 2008. He is today involved in Verdane Capital through executive directorships in Verdane Capital funds V, VI, VII and VIII. He is a board member of Clarkson Plc. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Furthermore he is a board member of Clarksons Shipbroking AS, and a member of the remuneration committee at Clarkson Plc. Mr. Nergaard also serves as a board member of Marine & Merchant Bank and the holding company for Nets AS, in addition to being an independent advisor for one of the world largest P/E funds, Advent International in Norway and the Nordics. Mr. Nergaard also played an active role in the initiative to establish the Norwegian Venture Capital Association in 1987 and was the Associations first chairman. The Association was later restarted in 2001. In 2006, Mr. Nergaard was awarded His Majesty King Harald V's Gold Medal for Achievement for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry. Mr. Nergaard holds a law degree from the University of Oslo (1977). Mr. Nergaard is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.