PASSION. KNOWLEDGSE.NETWORK. CREATIVITY.  ENERGY

THE TEAM

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MAR – TEAM MEMBERS

Ottar Zahl Jonassen

Ottar Zahl Jonassen

CEO / Owner MARELIUS - Greater Arctic Holding


Ottar is a Norwegian entrepreneur and is a creative and solution-oriented businessman living in Vadsø in a small village called Vadsø with 6000 inhabitants on top of Europe.

Vadsø and Varanger is located in the arctic part of Norway close to the Arctic Ocean: the Barents Sea, Lapland (Fi), and the Russian border. Mr. Ottar runs the private-owned company MARELIUS and Greater Arctic Holding. 

 

Pedro Legèr Pereira

Pedro Legèr Pereira

Architect ApART Studio

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ArchiSculpture (Architecture+Sculpture) is for EVERYONE.

Comfort and aesthetic/spatial quality, as well as fundamental Human Rights, must be guaranteed to everyone, in any part of the world, “without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, sexual orientation national or social origin”… and also to all other non-human/”non-creative” living beings with whom we share this planet…

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Karen Hay

Karen Hay

Founder & Creative Director INdulge Advisoryboard member - MAR, Ekkerøy


INdulge is a Hong Kong based interior design studio specializing in luxury international hotel and entertainment environments throughout the Asia Pacific region.

At INdulge we believe that every project deserves to have unique concepts and original solutions created specifically for a given space or property. We work with our clients to understand their vision and help bring their brand to life.

Silvija Seres

Silvija Seres

Advisoryboard member - MAR, Ekkerøy


Silvija Seres is a mathematician and a technology investor. She has worked on algorithm research in Oxford, development for the search engine Alta Vista in Palo Alto, strategic leadership in Fast Search and Transfer in Oslo and Boston, and later in Microsoft.

She now works as a board member in several major companies such as DNV-GL and Ruter, and as an active investor in several startup companies.

 

Charles Wara

Charles Wara

Advisoryboard member - MAR, Ekkerøy


Charles Wara is the skipper on and the owner of s/y Goxsheim. Since 1999 he has spent much of the days devoted to the rebuilding and skippering of the ship.

As a real Varanger and Northern Norway patriot, this part of the country is his back yard, and he knows where to take you for the real experience..

Garrick Lam

Garrick Lam

Advisoryboard member - MAR, Ekkerøy

Well-versed event planning and tourism marketing professional. Dedicated the career development in the tourism industry with 10 years of experience in large-scale events management and tourism marketing. Organized various events, ranged from 100 to over 900 audiences, art exhibitions, community programs. Specialized in destination marketing brand concept and development to portrait places of interest.

 

GREATER ARCTIC MOMENT

Market and industry insight

To build your business case and prove the value of an establishment or investment, we provide you with customized information and benchmarking services on the Arctic market, business climate, industry sectors, operating costs, legal framework, and more.

Partner search and matchmaking support

We act as a link to Arctic companies and introduce you to opportunities of strategic partnerships, R&D collaborations and other types of cooperation.

Access to business networks

We introduce you to all necessary service providers, authorities and organisations.

Greater Arctic Holding AS // Marelius AS

HQ – The Icehouse
70North – 29East – On top of the world
9800 Vadsø, Norway

Business opportunity identification

Based on your sector priorities, our industry specialists identify and present market and industry opportunities in Arctic. We identify growth areas, key industry stakeholders, establishment strategies and next steps.

Establishment support

We provide you with information on how to set up and run a business in Arctic, including rules and regulations, legal entities, employment matters, taxes and more.

Site selections

To help you find the right location and premises for your facilities, we coordinate site selection processes based on your requirements. Our regional and local network enables us to conduct site screening throughout Arctic and access detailed data.