Johan Andresen

Johan Andresen

Johan Andresen, Owner and Chairman, Ferd. In his speech, Dean Steef van de Velde said that Andresen Jr, ‘clearly has a vision of doing well instead of merely doing good, and has for a long time been taking a stakeholder approach rather than a shareholder approach.’ Johan is the owner and CEO of investment conglomerate Ferd Norway, a family owned group with industrial activities in a broad range of asset classes.  Under Johan’s leadership, Ferd has established firm values that play an important role in realising the company’s business vision. ‘Our vision is that we should create enduring value and leave a lasting footprint. To do this we are putting not only money, but also time, where our proverbial mouth is,’ he explained. On announcing Andresen’s award, Dean van de Velde said: ‘He has previously been a valued member of our Advisory Board, and was one of the first donors to the RSM Annual Fund. In fact, over the past two years he has been our keenest supporter, for which we are hugely grateful. He is also a big supporter of social entrepreneurship.’ Unable to attend the proceedings in person, Mr Andersen received his award at an alumni dinner hosted at his family residence in Norway.