The Board

Den Norske Klub is managed by a voluntary Committee of Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for all aspects of the Klub's operations, such as planning and organising events, publishing the newsletter Northern Lights, maintaining the DNK website, Klub finances, liaising with sponsors, advertisers and other external relations, as well as looking after members' interests. All board members are elected for a period of three years, with the option to renew twice for up to nine years.
Cecilia Luras
Chair
Cecilia Luras

Cecilia has worked for more than 20 years in capital markets in London, Paris, and Bergen. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of St Andrews and an undergraduate degree from the University of Durham. Whilst Cecilia grew up in and around Oslo, she has spent longer periods in Paris, Rome, London and Bohuslän in Sweden. Cecilia currently lives and works in London. Outside of work, Cecilia’s interests include photography, contemporary art and travel.

Treasurer / Board Member
Vegard Bringsjord

Vegard has a background in finance and commodities, and have spent the last few years working with early-stage companies including as a co-founder of a recycling company and a regulatory tech company. He holds an MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School. Vegard grew up in Stavanger and has spent time living in Hong Kong and London. Outside of work, Vegard interests include wine, food, traveling and hiking.

Co-opted Board Member
Bente Ottersen

As an entrepreneur, Bente has founded several successful companies. She was born and bred in Norway, but have spent much of her adult life abroad, in Europe as well as in the USA. This gave her a multicultural perspective and an international knowledge base, skills that are vital when working across regional, national and subnational boundaries. Bente is currently based in Windsor, an hour’s drive from London.

Constanse Bowes-Lyon

Constanse has spent the last ten years working and studying in London, New York, Bergen and Washington DC. For the last six years she has been working as a consultant for a leading energy and commodities search firm. She holds an MA in International Relations from King's College London. Outside of work, Constanse enjoys travelling, photography, hiking, architecture and sailing.

Christian Armand

Christian Armand has nearly 15 years experience from financial-, capital markets and private banking in London and Oslo which has given him an entrepreneurial flair. He currently lives and work in London, UK. He holds degrees in MSc Financial Service Management from University of Surrey and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (BA Hons/Finance) from University of Sunderland. Outside of work Christian enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, exploring art exhibitions, playing golf and a wide variety of other sports..

Maria Efimova