Trond Mohn

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Trond Mohn
Born (1943-04-03) 3 April 1943 (age 78)
Buckie, Scotland
NationalityNorwegian
EducationUniversity of Mannheim
Net worthGBP £1.2 billion (April 2015)[1]
Spouse(s)Mette Mortmansgård
Children3, including Louise Mohn

Trond Mohn (born 3 April 1943) is a Norwegian billionaire businessman and philanthropist.[2] He is the owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of the family-owned company Frank Mohn AS.

Early life[edit]

Trond Mohn is the son of Frank Mohn (1916–2002) and Eva Wigum (1920–1982).[3] Mohn earned a degree in economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany in 1970.

Career[edit]

He returned to Bergen to work for the family company, and became CEO in January 1986. He is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea in Norway.

Philanthropy[edit]

Mohn has made numerous donations for sports, medicine and research, primarily in Bergen but also in Tromsø and Haugesund/Karmøy. He is widely admired in Bergen for his generosity; in 2010 he was voted as "the Best Bergenser" ('Bergenser' being a colloquial term for a citizen of Bergen), the first time such a vote was arranged.[4]

The Bergen Research Foundation was established in 2004 through a donation of NOK 250 million by Trond Mohn.[5][6] The foundation supports research at the University of Bergen as well as Haukeland University Hospital. Mohn has given NOK 400 million to create the Tromsø Research foundation which aims to provide funding and support for long-term research and research-promoting activities at the University of Tromsø.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Mohn is married to Mette Mortmansgård and they have three children: Christine Mohn, Louise Mohn and Fredrik Wilhelm Mohn.[7] They live in Bergen, where his business is based.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (32). 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ Trond Mohn in Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Trond Mohn". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ Bergens Beste 2010 Bergens Tidende 17.10.2010
  5. ^ "Trond Mohn Stiftelse | Støtter forskning i Bergen". www.bfstiftelse.no.
  6. ^ "The Bergen Research Foundation – founded by Trond Mohn". Archived from the original on August 22, 2010.
  7. ^ Årets Bergenser 2005 Bergensavisen 23.12.2005
  8. ^ "Framo – Submersible pumps – About". Framo.