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Andreas Sohmen-Pao Confirms Participation

The Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 team is happy to announce that Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of BW Group, BW LPG Limited, BW Offshore Limited and the Singapore Maritime Foundation will speak at the Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018.

Mr Sohmen-Pao was previously CEO of BW Group. He has also served as a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, The London P&I Club, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Sport Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore amongst others.

Mr Sohmen-Pao graduated from Oxford University in England with an honours degree in Oriental Studies. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

We are honoured to welcome Mr Sohmen-Pao as a prominent addition to an already impressive list of speakers.

Some of our confirmed contributors include:

  • Mr Trung Minh Tran, Head of Digital LCI, DNB Bank ASA
  • Mr Petter Børre Furberg, EVP Emerging Asia and Digital Businesses, Telenor Group
  • Ms Anh Nuygen, YouTube Subscriptions Marketing Lead in APAC, YouTube
  • Ms Elisabeth Tørstad, Chief Executive Officer Digital Solutions, DNV GL
  • Mr Christian Ellingsen, Partner, Simonsen Vogt Wiig Law Firm
  • Ambassador-at-Large for the Government of Singapore, Tommy Koh
  • Mr Karim Raslan, Commentator and Columnist
  • Mr Patric Desanti Fettkenheuer, Head of Applications & Digitalisation, BW Group
  • Mr Stefan Jung, Managing Partner at Venturra Capital
  • Mr Magnus Grimeland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Antler Innovation
  • Mr William Klippgen, Managing Partner at Cocoon Capital
  • Mr Stein Jacob Oeie, President at Lazada Group
  • Mr Tor Ramsøy, CEO and Founder of Arundo Analytics
  • Mr Andreas Ehn, Partner at Approach
  • Mr Fredrik Thomasson, CEO and Founder at Konsus
  • Ms Ann Marie Droste, Director at Entrepreneur First Singapore
  • Mr Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief of TradeWinds
  • Mr Mikael Krogh, Director and Founder at Investigate
  • Ms Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO AI
  • Mr Chris Rynning, Author and Investor
  • Mr Pål Thorvik Næss, Director of Entrepreneurs and Startups, Innovation Norway

You will find more details, news and updates on the Summit webpage,, and on Facebook: For any queries, please contact the NBAS Secretariat on [email protected].