Board of directors


Sigurd E. Thorvildsen – Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Thorvildsen is the CEO of the AWILHELMSEN group and Chairman of the Board of Awilco Drilling Plc. He has more than 25 years of experience from the shipping- and offshore industry. Mr. Thorvildsen has previously held several senior positions, among them the position as CEO of Awilco AS, the Chairman of the Board of Awilco Offshore ASA and Awilco Heavy Transport ASA (later Ocean HeavyLift ASA). He holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management. Mr. Thorvildsen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Thorvildsen is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

 

Jon-Aksel Torgersen – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Torgersen is the 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. In addition he is member of the boards of IM Skaugen SE., Norske Skogindustrier ASA and Transportation Recovery Fund. Mr. Torgersen holds an MBA (Finance) from Hochschule St. Gallen. Mr. Torgersen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Torgersen is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

 

Henrik Fougner – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Fougner is the COO of the AWILHELMSEN group, and serves on the board of Awilco Drilling Plc. He has more than 25 years of experience from the shipping, offshore and banking industry both in Norway and internationally. Mr. Fougner has previously held several senior positions, among them the position as CEO of Awilco Offshore ASA and CFO of Awilco AS. He holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Fougner is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Fougner is a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Annette Malm Justad – Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Malm Justad has previously worked 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 Board of American Shipping Company ASA, Chairman of the Board of SeaBird Exploration Ltd and as board member of Odfjell SE and Norske Skogindustrier ASA. In addition she is Chairman of the Board of Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani AS and board member of 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 and resides in Oslo, Norway.

 

Synne Syrrist – Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Syrrist has work experience as an independent consultant, 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 and Eidesvik Offshore ASA. She holds a Master of Science from NTH and is a Certified Financial Analyst (AFA) from NHH. Mrs. Syrrist is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway. Mrs. Syrrist is the chairman of the Audit Committee.