The board

The Board of the Foundation shall consist of three to six members elected by the general meeting.

The foundation's board consists of the following persons:


Thomas Wilhelmsen

(The Chair of the Board)
CEO Wilhelmsen group, member of the Board since 2019.

Thomas currently holds the position of group CEO for the Wilhelmsen group and sits on the board of leading maritime-related companies. As many family members before him, Thomas has worked his way through numerous operational and managerial positions in Wilhelmsen, before moving into the head seat as group CEO.



Christian Berg

Christian Berg

Member of the Board since 2021.

Christian joined Wilhelmsen as Group CFO in 2016 and is responsible for finance, accounting, M&A, strategy, and treasury. Before joining the group management team in Wilhelmsen, he spent four years as a partner in HitecVision, a private equity company, and 14 years, including six as CEO, in Hafslund ASA.

He was educated at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway between 1990-1994.


Viggo Bang-Hansen

Member of the Board since 2019. 

Viggo works with capital market transactions, securities trading, and Mergers and Acquisitions, with a special focus on international acquisitions and transactions involving listed companies. He has extensive experience in regulatory and technical transaction consultancy for national and international banks, issuers, and investors in the equity and foreign capital markets.

Viggo began in Schjødt in 2003 and is a Candidate of Law from Oslo University. In addition, he has studied at the London School of Economics (England) and McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Before he came to Schjødt he worked for three years as a legal advisor at Norway’s Financial Brokers Society.

Viggo has been a partner in Schjødt since 2008.


Monica Wilhelmsen

Member of the Board since 2020

Monica is the newest addition to the board after Wilhelm Wilhelmsen passed away.

She has her education from the Academy of Art University with executive additions from BI Norwegian Business School.

Monica has many years of experience in board work from several Norwegian and international NGOs and non-profit foundations.



Marianne Lie.jpgMarianne Lie

Member of the board since 2022

Marianne Lie has several years of experience in the Norwegian business industry, and was, amongst others, Director General of the Norwegian Shipowners Association (2002-2008), and board member in Wallenius Wilhelmsen (2010-2022).

Marianne runs her own advisory business. She is also a member of the board of a large number of companies, including Noreco ASA, in addition to founder and Managing Director of Forum for Miljøteknologi (FFM). Marianne has a degree in Law and Political Science studies from the University of Oslo.