The Ballstad story

As you journey beyond the Arctic Circle in the north of Norway, you'll come across a small fishing village named Ballstad, situated at the 68th parallel north and the 13th meridian east. Here, at the meeting point of the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and steep, rugged mountains, you might feel like you've reached the edge of the world.

Our founder, Odd Roar Olsen, grew up in Ballstad, where he was used to the exceptional quality of fish products that Ballstad has to offer.

When he started traveling and living abroad, Odd Roar Olsen noticed that finding this level of quality was challenging. It was then that he set the goal of bringing Ballstad's excellence, offering Norway's finest and freshest omega-3 and collagen, to the world as a reliable and trusted brand.

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Sustainable Production Facilities

We are prod that our production facilities rely on hydroelectric energy. Additionally, our facilities utilize fish oil by-products as biofuel. This method generates no waste material and almost eliminates Ballstad's production carbon footprint.

At Ballstad, we take pride in our rich heritage and unwavering commitment to providing high-quality omega-3 and collagen products. Join us on this journey towards optimal health and experience the difference Ballstad's unique quality can make in your life.

Ballstad Omega-3 Production

Board of Directors

  • Terje Evensen

    Terje Evensen - Chairman of the Board

    Terje previously worked as General Manager at Ingredia AS and as General Manager at SFK / BWL AS, Norway's leading manufacturer and supplier of food ingredients. Terje works as the president of 15 different companies in Norway. He has over 20 years of international business experience.

  • Per Benjaminsen

    Per Benjaminsen - Board member

    Per has over 30 years of experience in the food industry as the founder of Marine Lipids AS, Probio AS and Ayanda ASA. He served as president of Nordic Pharma AS, a company of Nordic Naturals Inc. He is a board member of Eevia Health Oy, a manufacturer of organic plant extracts for the nutritional supplement industry.

  • Børge Bjelland - Board member

    Børge currently works as managing director at Glitch Studios and has over 20 years of experience in online marketing, branding and communications for a wide range of global clients.

  • Svein Erik Nicolaysen - Board member

    Svein Erik has held various companies and positions in the health food industry. He worked for 10 years as general manager at Vesterålen Naturprodukt AS, Norway's leading food supplement company.

  • Odd Roar Olsen - Board Member and Global Director

    Odd Roar was Country Manager at Laud Media AS and has over 10 years of experience developing and integrating retail solutions. He previously worked as European Trade Manager at DSGi plc and was responsible for developing new technology concepts for retail in Europe.

Istanbul Team

  • Derya Karakoyun

    Derya Karakoyun - General Manager Türkiye

    Derya, who is a chemical engineer and previously worked in the production facilities, manages the operations of Ballstad Turkey. She has 15 years of experience in supply chain, production, sales and management in retail and e-commerce.

  • Özge Olsen - Business Development

    Özge works on Marketing and Affiliate Programs in Turkey and mainly on offline and influencer sales. She is a lawyer specializing in contract and trademark law. She has worked in international software and e-commerce companies for 20 years.

  • Mezago Kuyucu

    Mezago Kuyucu - Global Coordinator

    Mezago is working on the global expansion activities of Ballstad. She has 15 years of experience in Digital Marketing and Product Management. She has built and managed Product teams in international e-commerce and telecommunications companies.

  • Meryem Kulli

    Meryem Kulli - Accounting

    Meryem is responsible for accounting operations in Istanbul team.

  • Fatma Begboga - Dietitian

    Fatma previously worked as a corporate nutrition consultant. Working as a dietitian in the Ballstad Türkiye team, she advises customers on supplements. She works as an educator in clinical collaborations.

  • İldem Yasin Külli - Logistics and Customer Service

    İldem takes part in the Ballstad Istanbul team and provides support to the operations and customer services department.