Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Semiconductor is the leading company in a market that is about to boom, with a cascade of new products and services being developed all over the world. Nordic Semiconductor is a Norwegian developer of semiconductors for short-range wireless applications. Nordic has been key in defining the new world standard for Bluetooth Smart, which are now being adopted in all smartphones sold. This will open up to an endless stream of new products with Nordic chips inside.Expect a revolution in new, cool ideas that can enhance people’s daily life – and be sure to learn the new buzzword “the internet of things”. In just a few years everything will be connected, not only people. A revolution is about to start.


Arctic Securities

For both chess players and investors alike, precision is essential and mistakes can be fatal. Arctic Securities is a leading, independent Norwegian investment bank, specializing in corporate finance transactions and advisory services, securities sales and trading, as well as equity and credit research. I respect Arctic Securities’ absolute commitment to integrity, quality and independent research achievements. They focus on competence, discretion and rapid execution – their core competitive advantages.


Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has assisted me with legal advice since I was thirteen – and they continue to, today. When they told me that one of their sayings was “failure is not an option” it reminded me of the words of my former coach Garry Kasparov – “losing is not an option”. Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig is one of the leading law firms in Norway. With approximately 170 lawyers and offices in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Tromsø they are well represented locally. Simonsen Vogt Wiig provides professional legal assistance within all aspects of the business law. Their clients includes Norwegian and foreign corporations, institutions, organizations, individuals as well as government.



VG has been covering my career for many years. Their journalists have been traveling with me around the globe for many different chess events. I hope my partnership with VG will ensure even more exposure of chess to the Norwegian mainstream audience. VG is primarily a media company focusing on newspaper publication and related activities. The objective of the newspaper Verdens Gang is to be a politically and financially independent daily newspaper covering the whole of Norway. VG is owned by the Scandinavian media Group, Schibsted. VG’s core values include courage and open and people-minded. With these values VG sets the agenda for both the public and the official news in Norway. Since its founding in 1945, VG has grown to be the most read newspaper in Norway on all platforms: paper, web and mobile.