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Gunnar Kulia


Work experience
  • 20 years as CEO and general manager in process industry companies.  Technology based international companies with global sale.  Production and market organisations in Asia, America and Europe. 

  • 20 years of experience as consultant and partner within management and business development. 

  • Experience as CEO from green field production and market organisations in China and Singapore.

  • Work experience from Elkem, Hydro, Arthur Andersen and Metallkraft.



Other relevant experience
  • 25 years as Director at Boards in public and private companies.

  • Director Agder Energi, Board Chairman in Byggma, Kristiansand Dyrepark, KOBB, Agderforskning, Innoventus and BICO. 



  • Master of Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics

  • Various leadership training programs



Main responsibilities 2020/2021
  • Project leader mapping of side streams in Norwegian Process Industry on behalf of Eyde Cluster for the Norwegian Ministry for Climate and Environment.

  • Project leader Kristiansand Chamber of Commerce.

  • Board Chairman Lillesand Næringsarealer AS and Agderbyen Eiendomsutvikling AS.


Main professional responsibilities
  • Metallkraft CEO in growth company within Circular Economy, investing in Norway, China and Singapore. 200 employees

  • Elkem Senior Vice President responsible for global Carbon, Microsilica and Nepheline production and marketing.

  • Hydro Senior consultant

  • Arthur Andersen Auditor.

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