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February 27, 2008

The daughter of a billionaire shipping magnate has joined the board of her father’s company.

The daughter of a billionaire shipping magnate has joined the board of her father's company. Kathrine Fredriksen, 24, has been made a director of Frontline Ltd, the Bermuda-based shipping company owned and run by her father, John Fredriksen.

She is replacing Tor Olav Trøim who joined the company in 1997 but has resigned to concentrate on various other roles in the Fredriksen empire. The company has said that Trøim will continue to support the board in financial matters and will act as an alternate director for Kathrine Fredriksen

July 1, 2006

European family businesses are less unionised than their non-family counterparts. This is not a good strategy for family businesses in a competitive landscape, says Trygve Gulbrandsen, who finds Scandinavia a model for change in the field

Trygve Gulbrandsen is senior researcher at Institute for Social Research in Oslo, Norway, and professor of sociology at Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo.

European family businesses are less unionised than their non-family counterparts. This is not a good strategy for family businesses in a competitive landscape, says Trygve Gulbrandsen, who finds Scandinavia a model for change in the field

July 1, 2004

Foreign direct investors have a welter of industrialised countries to choose from but many markets stand in stark economic contrast with each other. Scandinavian countries are no exception

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in
Business magazine.

Foreign direct investors have a welter of industrialised countries to choose from but many markets stand in stark economic contrast with each other. Scandinavian countries are no exception

Investing in Scandinavia virtually means investing in Sweden. The Swedish government, the press and local businesses treat foreign investors as they do Swedish investors. The media is quick to point out foreign ownership, however, when layoffs or plant shutdowns are announced.

July 1, 2004

Johan H Andresen, CEO of Norwegian venture capital investor Ferd, talks about 2003’s board professionalisation process, and why an emphasis on good governance can see the company achieve its goals

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Johan H Andresen, CEO of Norwegian venture capital investor Ferd, talks about 2003's board professionalisation process, and why an emphasis on good governance can see the company achieve its goals

"A community is like a ship," celebrated 19th century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen once said. "Everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."

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