Johan Andresen

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Person.png Johan Andresen   TwitterRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(billionaire, businessman)
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Alma materRotterdam School of Management, Dartmouth College
Parents • Johan Henrik Andresen Sr
• Marianne Ebba Therese Bielke
ChildrenAlexandra Katharina
Member ofCivita
Double Bilderberg billionaire.

Not to be confused with Johan Andresen Sr, his father, also a Bilderberger.

Johan Henrik Andresen is a Norwegian industrialist and financier. Johan H. Andresen is one of Norway's wealthiest private individuals. He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum, a Bilderberger and a sponsor of the neoliberal think-tank Civita.


Between 1989 and 1991, Andresen was employed as Product Manager at International Paper Co. in the United States. In 1993 he became a partner in the family company Tiedemanns group, known from 2001 as Ferd.

In 1998 he succeeded Johan H. Andresen Sr. as owner and CEO. Until his father died in 2011, he used "jr." in his name. In 2012, he resigned as CEO, but at the same time took over as chairman of the board. He is the fifth generation in the Andresen family to own and manage the business, after the first Johan H. Andresen in 1849 bought J. L. Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik, run with a royal letter of privilege issued in 1778.

Under Andresen's leadership, Ferd developed as an industrial and investment company with an emphasis on active ownership. The group has had significant growth. At the end of 2013, value-adjusted equity was around NOK 24.3 billion, compared with NOK 7.4 billion in 2003. Total annual turnover in companies owned or controlled by Ferd amounted to NOK 22 billion in 2010, while the number of employees was approx. 13,400.

In addition to industrial ownership, Ferd has financial investments that include shares in Nordic listed companies and small and medium-sized companies, holdings in hedge funds, private equity funds, equity funds and infrastructure funds. The group also has a significant real estate portfolio and conducts real estate development. It also has made major money through its investment in salmon farming.

He has invested in microfinance, with Nordic Microfinance Initiative, a public-private partnership between the public sector and private investors. NMI invests in institutions "building financial inclusion" in Africa and Asia.[1]

He is active in the influential Norwegian neoliberal think-tank Civita, and encourages young entrepreneurs to 'pull themselves up by their bootstraps' through diverse programs. His daughters, Alexandra and Katharina Andresen each own 42.2% of the family business, and were declared "the world’s youngest billionaires" by Forbes.[2]

On 18 December 2014, Andresen was appointed chairman of the Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Oil Fund.

He also holds a board position in the Wallenberg-family bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.
WEF/Annual Meeting/200421 January 200425 January 2004World Economic Forum
2069 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.
WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011World Economic Forum
2229 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201225 January 201229 January 2012World Economic Forum
2113 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014Switzerland2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2951 known participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
WEF/Annual Meeting/202222 May 202226 May 2022World Economic Forum
1912 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"