Martin Siem, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Martin Siem

Norwegian businessman

Date of Birth: 06-Jan-1915

Place of Birth: Horten, Vestfold, Norway

Date of Death: 03-Nov-1996

Profession: businessperson, engineer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Martin Siem

  • Ole Martin Siem (6 January 1915 – 3 November 1996) was a Norwegian businessperson and World War II resistance member. He was born in Horten as a son of naval commander Ole Siem (1882–1979) and Marie Augusta Ursin Holm (1888–1961).
  • The family moved to Tromsø, where Siem finished secondary education in 1933.
  • He took his education in shipping engineering at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, graduating in 1938.
  • He also worked one year at Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted.
  • In February 1939 he married Inger Aagaard.
  • His sister married diplomat Thore Boye, a son of Thorvald Boye, in 1945.When World War II reached Norway with the Nazi German invasion, Siem fought for his country in the Battle of Hegra Fortress.
  • After the conventional Norwegian armed forces capitulated, Siem returned to his job at Akers Mekaniske Verksted.
  • While working there he became an informant for the secret intelligence organization RMO, which was established in 1942.
  • His information on the Port of Oslo became especially important for Norwegian ship saboteurs, such as Max Manus, Gregers Gram and Roy Nielsen.
  • When the leader of RMO, A.K.
  • Rygg, had to flee the country in the autumn 1943, Siem took over the leadership together with Sigurd Sverdrup.
  • Among the results of Siem's information was the sabotage towards SS Donau.After the war Siem continued at Akers Mekaniske Verksted, except for a period between 1946 and 1950.
  • In this period he worked for Westfal-Larsen & Co.
  • In 1965 he was promoted to director-general of Akers Mekaniske Verksted.
  • He resigned due to a controversial case involving Israel, when a group of gunboats produced in Cherbourg for the Israeli navy circumvented de Gaulle's export boycott and sailed to Israel.
  • He then became executive in Fred.
  • Olsen AS from 1970–72, CEO of Saga Petroleum from 1972 and 1973 and board chairman of Timex Corporation from 1973 to 1978.Siem was decorated as a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St.
  • Olav in 1969.
  • He died in November 1996 in Oslo.

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