Anthon B Nilsen AS

Anthon B Nilsen AS was established in 1879 and is developing its activities based on a number of well defined core values rooted in the company’s history.

After a history of close to 140 years, the company today is an investment company involved in two main industries: Private education in Norway and Sweden and property development and management in Norway. Additionally, the company is involved in international trading of building materials.

50 per cent of Anthon B Nilsen AS is controlled by private, individual shareholders while the other 50 per cent is held by the Gunnar and Reidar Holsts Trust, a charitable trust established by the heirs of the founding father, Mr. Anthon B Nilsen.

pentagon symbol

Management

Peder Chr. Løvenskiold
Peder Chr. LøvenskioldChief Executive Officer

Graduated with a BSc from the US. Management experience from positions with Kreditkassen, Morgan Stanley and as CFO of Norske Skog ASA before he was appointed Chief Executive of Anthon B Nilsen AS in 2000 after a merger with his family business ILAS AS.

Phone: +47 908 60 783
Email: pcl@abn.no

Nicolai H. Løvenskiold
Nicolai H. LøvenskioldExecutive Vice President

Graduated with a BSc fra the US. Management experience from shipping and sea farm operations in the USA and Germany before he was appointed Managing Director of Anthon B Nilsen Trading AS.  Head of Anthon B Nilsen Education following a merger with his company B+W Learning Systems AS.

Phone: +47 905 28 245
Email: nhl@abn.no 

Øivind Brath Ingerø
Øivind Brath IngerøFinansdirektør

Graduated with a MBA, from the US. Extensive experience as a financial analyst and fund manager. Previously partner with Reiten & Co and Chief Executive with Fokus Forvaltning AS and Delphi Aktiv Forvaltning AS. CFO in Anthon B Nilsen AS since 2002.

Phone: +47 928 03 546
Email: obi@abn.no 

Marianne Kvello
Marianne KvelloGroup Controller

Educated and qualified as a certified auditor with more than ten years experience with KPMG before she was appointed group controller with Anthon B Nilsen in 2005.

Phone: +47 906 25 353
Email: mk@abn.no 

Trond Andresen
Trond AndresenChief Communication Officer

Graduated with a MBA. Extensive experience as a communications advisor and manager, among others as Regional Manager for the Nordic and German businesses of the international communications firm Burson-Marsteller and head of communications with the international Kvaerner Group.

Phone: +47 911 90 519
Email: ta@abn.no

Board

Torstein Hokholt
Torstein HokholtChairman

Member of the Board since 2013. Elected Chairman in 2014. Chartered auditor with a wide range of assignments with Ernst & Young in Norway and abroad. Comprehensive management experience from 20 years service as CEO of the Norwegian practice and seven years as Head of the Nordic region. Is currently involved in private investments within property and finance.

Arne Baumann
Arne BaumannBoard Member

Member of the Board since 2014. Graduated with a MBA.  Extensive management experience from positions within property, fabrication and finance.  Is currently CEO of OBOS Residential.

Gunnar Grette
Gunnar GretteBoard Member

Member of the Board since 2000. Lawyer and previously partner with Grette DA. Has a comprehensive background from board positions within industry, trade and services, including positions as Chairman of Frank Mohn AS, Chairman of the corporate assembly of ABB Norge AS, currently member of the Board of the Reidar and Gunnar Holsts Trust.

Stein Jacob Frisch
Stein Jacob FrischBoard Member

Member of the Board since 2016. Graduated with a MBA. Authorized Financial Analyst (AFA) and currently partner and general manager of Frisch AS and Chairman of the board of the Reidar and Gunnar Holsts Trust.

Shareholders

Reidar and Gunnar Holsts Trust

Peder Chr. Løvenskiold

Nicolai H. Løvenskiold

Tidslinje

History

The company was established by the founding father, Mr. Anthon Bernhard Nilsen, in 1879. He was a true entrepreneur who initially developed activities in forestry, lumber dealing and saw mill operations. In 1884 he had his own unique brand registered for the branding of trees and timber. This brand is identical with the pentagon symbol of the current company logo.

As a businessman, Mr. Nilsen displayed a formidable creativity. Based on his initial activities within forestry and saw mills, he built a comprehensive global trading business for export and import of a large variety of goods and raw material.

In 1976, the heirs of Mr. Anthon B Nilsen’s sons, Mr. Reidar and Gunnar Holst, put all the shares of the company into a charitable trust.

In 2000, the company Anthon B Nilsen AS merged with ILAS AS, a company with interests in property, industry and education controlled by Peder Chr. Løvenskiold and Nicolai H. Løvenskiold.

Tidslinje

Tidslinje

1879

Anthon Bernhard Nilsen etablerer virksomhet som trelastgrosserer i Fredrikstad

1894

Etablerer Anth. B Nilsen & Co og erverver Moum Brug

1896

Kjøper familiegården Tofte med skog på Hurum. På gården oppstod senere Tofte Cellulose og Hurum Fabrikker

1912

Etablerer Anth. B. Nilsen & Co Ltd. AS, med sønnene som medeiere, og utvider handelsvirksomheten

1914

Kjøper eiendommene Rådhusgaten 27, dagens hovedkontor

1917

Etablerer seg i forsikringsvirksomhet gjennom Anth. B. Nilsen & Co’s Assurancebureau AS

1925

Erverver AS Papirfabrikken Brager, Drammen, samt Albion Papirfabrikk AS

1950

Teknisk Avdeling for utvikling og salg av maskiner til treforedlingsindustrien

1972

River og bygger nytt i Rådhusgaten 27

1976

Eierne, som er etterkommere av Anthon B Nilsen, overfører eierskapet til Reidar og Gunnar Holsts Legat

1980

«Handelshuset» Anthon B Nilsen Ltd. AS fortsetter frem mot 2000

2000

Fusjon med ILAS AS, et selskap eid av brødrene Peder Chr. og Nicolai H. Løvenskiold, med investeringer i eiendom, industri og utdanning. Peder Chr. Løvenskiold blir adm. direktør i det fusjonerte selskapet.

2003

Konsentrasjon om færre forretningsområder – eiendom og utdanning som hovedområder

2015

Anthon B Nilsen selger seg ut av handelsvirksomheten for returpapir. Satser kraftig på utdanningsvirksomhet i Sverige gjennom kjøpet av IRIS Sverige AB, en ledende aktør innenfor voksenopplæring