Board of directors

Synne Syrrist – Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Syrrist has work experience as an independent consultant for Norwegian companies and as financial analyst in Elcon Securities ASA and First Securities ASA. She has also an extensive non-executive experience from both listed and private companies and is currently among others a member of the boards of Awilco Drilling Plc, AqualisBraemar ASA and Eidesvik Offshore ASA. Mrs. Syrrist holds a MSc from NTNU and is a Certified Financial Analyst (AFA) from NHH. Mrs. Syrrist is a Norwegian citizen. Mrs. Syrrist is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Ole Christian Hvidsten – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hvidsten is Vice President Corporate Finance in the Awilhelmsen group. He has extensive experience from senior positions in investment banking/investment companies and is a board member of Awilco AS. Before joining the Awilhelmsen group in 2011, he worked 11 years in the Corporate Finance department of ABG Sundal Collier. Mr. Hvidsten holds a MSc in Business Administration from NHH / Fuqua School of Business (Duke University). Mr. Hvidsten is a Norwegian citizen. Mr. Hvidsten is the chairman of the Audit Committee.

 

Jens-Julius R. Nygaard – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Nygaard is the CEO of Awilco AS. He has 15 years of experience from shipping and investment companies through various positions in the Awilco group of companies. Mr. Nygaard has a BA Honours in Finance from Strathclyde University and an MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from CASS Business School. Mr. Nygaard is a Norwegian citizen.

 

Jon-Aksel Torgersen – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Torgersen is the former CEO of Astrup Fearnley AS, the parent company of a number of investment and broker companies. Mr. Torgersen has extensive board experience from a number of companies in the property, shipping, finance and offshore sectors, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Atlantic Container Line AB and Finnlines Plc. He is also a member of the board of Transportation Recovery Fund. Mr. Torgersen holds an MBA (Finance) from Hochschule St. Gallen. Mr. Torgersen is a Norwegian citizen. Mr. Torgersen is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

 

Annette Malm Justad – Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Malm Justad previously held positions as CEO in Eitzen Maritime Services, Vice President and Head of Purchasing at Yara International ASA, Vice President and Fleet Manager at Norgas Carriers AS and has held various technical and commercial positions for Norsk Hydro ASA. She also serves as Chairman of the Boards of American Shipping Company ASA and Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani AS, and as board member of Småkraft AS and the Port of London Authority. Mrs. Malm Justad holds a Master in Technology Management from NTH/NHH/MIT and a Master in Chemical Engineering from NTH. Mrs. Malm Justad is a Norwegian citizen.