New members appointed 1 March 2015
From 1 March 2015 the following are appointed as members of the NCP: Ola Mestad, chair, and members: Cathrine Dehli, Frode Elgesem and Gro Granden.
The NCP shall raise awareness about the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and providing advice and guidance in specific instances of alleged non-compliance of the Guidelines. All OECD countries are obliged to establish this kind of non-judicial grievance mechanism. How the NCPs are organised varies from country to country.
NCP Norway is established as an independent expert advisory body , and comprises four independent experts. The expert panel is appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries on the basis of recommendations from business (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, NHO), trade unions (Confederation of Norwegian Trade Unions, LO) and civil society organisations (Forum for Environment and Development).
Ola MestadChairShow description
Ola Mestad is professor dr. Juris at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Oslo from 2000. He has longstanding experience as a lawyer in the law firm BA-HR, where his main focus was on the petroleum sector. He now works mainly with international trade and investment law, in addition to petroleum- and contract law and EEA law. Mestad was member of the Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund Global from 2004, and chaired the Council from 2010-2014. He is leading the research committee of the Norwegian Constitution Jubilee 1814-2014. Mestad is ad hoc jugde in the EFTA Court in Luxembourg and is used as an arbitrator in Norwegian and international arbitration.
Mestads has published among other things:
Ola Mestad: Statoil og statleg styring og kontroll. [Statoil and State Control] Sjørettsfondet 1985.
Ola Mestad: Om force majeure og risikofordeling i kontrakt.[Force Majeure and Distribution of Risks in Contracts] Universitetsforlaget 1991
Gro Nystuen, Andreas Føllesdal & Ola Mestad (eds): Human Rights, Corporate Complicity and Disinvestment. Cambridge University Press 2011.
Ola Mestad (red.): Frihetens forskole. Professor Schlegel og eidsvollsmennenes læretid i København. [Pre-School of Freedom. [Professor Schlegel and the Copenhagen Years of Apprenticeship of the Norwegian Founding Fathers] Pax forlag 2013.
Cathrine DehliMemberShow description
Master of Science MSc, Norwegian University of Science and Tecnology NTNU, in industrial economy and tecnhology managment. Dehli is director of sustainability at Nordic Choice Hotels. She has vast experience in working with sustainability, product and concept development to strategic sustainability development and implementation within companies such as IKEA, Nordic Choice Hotels and HÅG and with suppliers, business partners and NGOs (i.e. EAT, WWF, UNICEF).
She is a chairman of the board of Fairtrade Norway, and board member in Norwegian Fashion Hub.
Frode ElgesemMemberShow description
Cand jur, University of Oslo. Elgesem also holds a Master of Laws degree from King´s College, University of London. Elgesem is partner in Elgesem Advokatkontor AS in Oslo. He has more than 25 years experience as a lawyer, both from the Attorney general for Civil Affairs and the law firms Hjort and Thommessen. Elgesem is an experienced litigator and was admitted to the Supreme Court´s Bar in 1995, as well as an advisor to central Norwegian companies in compliance issues with focus on business nd human rights, anti corruption and competition law. For several years, he was a member of the Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee and leader of the Bar Association’s Law Committee for International Law and Constitutional Law.
Gro GrandenMemberShow description
Cand jur. University of Oslo. Granden is special adviser in the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), division for negotiation and HSE. She has previously been adviser to LOs division for working life, industry and commerce, and adviser in the Ministry of Labour in the division for the working environment. She is author of several books on topics related to unioin representatives, board committees, adjustment processes and corporate social responsibility. She is a member of the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD.
- Ola Mestad is appointed for four years, and the other members are appointed for three years.
From 1 March 2011 to 1 July 2014, members of the expert panel were Hans Petter Graver (Chair), Elin M. Myrmel-Johansen (Vice Chair), Jan Erik Korssjoen and Gro Granden. Hans Petter Graver continued as chair until 28 February 2015.