The decision to propose a merger between the two organizations was suggested by both the Boards of Directors respectively early this year, as it was their belief that merging the two associations would contribute to greater cooperation for the Norwegian community in China. Both associations held separate Extraordinary General Meetings in October, where the merger proposal was introduced and approved. By approving the merger and aligning the efforts from both associations into one united NBA China, it is our belief that we will have the best opportunity to make the best out of resources, and have a greater voice to promote and advocate for Norwegian businesses in China. We are grateful to all members for their patience and support in this process.
Since the EGM’s, both Boards have been working together as a temporary Interim Board to further facilitate the merger process. We are happy to announce that Tormod Ludvik Nilsen has accepted to reside as the first Chairman of the Interim Board, while Chris Rynning and Edward Jones reside as Vice Chairman’s. Through good effort and cooperation, two board meetings of the Interim Board have successfully been held, where merger procedures necessary to ensure a smooth transition have been discussed.