Leif Haanes

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Leif Haanes (10 September 1932 – 5 April 2014)[1] was a Norwegian ship-owner and Christian leader.

He was born in Kristiansand.[2] His father Kristian Haanes was a ship-owner and chairman of the Norwegian Lutheran Mission.[3] A lawyer by education, Leif Haanes ran the family shipping company Haanes Rederi.[2]

As a Christian leader, he served as chairman of the Norwegian Christian Student and School Association from 1977 to 1983, was a finance committee member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students for twenty years and chaired the Norwegian Santal Mission from 1984 to 1993.[2]

Haanes is known as one of the founders of Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, and held 25% of the shares until the early 1990s.[4] After meeting with Paul Freed , who told them that a major deal in spreading the Gospel of Christ through a new radiostation at Monte Carlo has been signed. they contributed with a gift to Trans World Radio for the entire first payment (of 5) to start building. Trans World Radio in Monte Carlo in 1960.[3] He died in April 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Leif M. Haanes (1932 - 2014) til minne (Fædrelandsvennen)". Webavisen.no. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  2. ^ a b c d Skaaheim, Anfin (15 April 2012). "Leif Haanes til minne". Vårt Land (in Norwegian). p. 14.
  3. ^ a b Hollekim, Gisle (26 November 1985). "Trans World Radio 30 år: Sender fra tidligere nazisentral". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 76.
  4. ^ Loraas, Øivind (4 March 1993). "Julius til Børsen". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 28.

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