Celina Midelfart

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Celina Midelfart
Born (1973-02-12) February 12, 1973 (age 46)
RelativesNikolai Paus (stepfather)

Celina Midelfart (born 12 February 1973) is a Norwegian businesswoman. She lives in Chelsea, London.

Background and career[edit]

A member of the Midelfart family, she is a daughter of the businessman Finn-Erik Midelfart (1943–95) and Hermine Kristin née Muhle (born 1944), and a stepdaughter of Nikolai Paus. She is a patrilineal descendant of Hans Christian Ulrik Midelfart, a signatory of the Norwegian constitution. She was educated at London School of Economics 1994-96, where she studied economics with management, before transferring to New York University Stern School of Business, with Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude in Finance in 1998.[citation needed]

In 1995, she took over the running of the family's health and beauty care business, Midelfart AS, when her father died. The company was founded by her great-grandfather Ole Midelfart in 1923. The operative business was since sold to Procter & Gamble and Midsona AB, respectively.[citation needed]

She currently heads the family office as Executive Chairman of Midelfart Holding AS,[1] and works as Executive Chairman of her investment company Midelfart Capital AS. She is also a large shareholder and board member of the Swedish consumer bank Avida AB[2] and previously held various board positions, including positions in the listed companies Marine Harvest ASA and Midsona AB.

Personal life[edit]

In 2009 Midelfart became engaged to business magnate Tor Olav Trøim. In 2011 she gave birth to their first child.[1] The couple lives in Chelsea, London.


  1. ^ a b Gunnar, Stavrum. "Celina Midelfart". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  2. ^ Avida Finans AB. "Celina Midelfart".