Appointed Chairman in November 2019.

Glen Ole Rødland is Chairman of Seadrill Limited. Mr Rødland also has considerable experience as a board member and chairman of several Norwegian public companies and other international companies. He is currently Chairman of Prosafe and AqualisBraemar. He has 25 years’ experience in shipping, oil and gas and other industries. He has extensive experience as an analyst and in corporate finance from Investment banking, Private Office and Private Equity. Mr. Rødland’s qualifications include an MBA and Postgraduate Studies in Finance completed at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and UCLA.

Appointed Director in November 2019.

Gunnar Winther Eliassen has been employed by Seatankers Consultancy Services since January 2016. Mr Eliassen currently also serves as a Director of Golden Close Maritime Corp. Ltd. and as a Director of Quintana Energy Services Inc. Prior experience includes Partner at Pareto Securities Inc in New York and Oslo.

Mr. Eliassen holds a Master in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and resides in London, UK.

Appointed Director in July 2018.

Kjell Østdahl had a tenure of 21 years at Schlumberger in a number of senior positions within operations, business development, marketing and executive management in China, Norway, UK, France and US. He served as Executive Vice President, Operations, Schlumberger from 2011 to 2013. Prior to this role, he was senior partner at HitecVision from 2014 to 2015.

Kjell Østdahl is a professional investor in technology start-up companies and real estate. He is also a senior advisor at Blackstone Investment Firm and EY. He also serves as Chairman on the Boards for Sekal AS and Cannseal AS, and board member of Olympic Subsea ASA.

Kjell Østdahl holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Appointed Director in July 2018.

Peter Sharpe retired from Shell in 2017 after holding a diverse range of Executive Management positions in international locations over a period of 37 years. He served as Executive Vice President of Shell for over 10 years, with responsibility for managing Shell upstream investments in well construction and maintenance globally. He served as Chairman of Sirius Well Manufacturing Services Pte Ltd an independent Joint Venture between Shell and CNPC from 2012 to 2017 and as a non-executive director of Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services Corporation from 2008 to 2014. Peter Sharpe is also Chairman of the Board of Governors at Eastfield School.

Appointed Director in July 2018.

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal has served as CEO of Golden Ocean Management AS since April 2016, and prior to that served as CFO from June 2010. She has held several positions within the Torvald Klaveness Group, as VP Head of Commercial Controlling, Risk Manager and Financial Analyst. Before this she was Structuring Analyst in Hydro Energy. Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal holds a degree of Siv.Ing. (MSc) in Physics and Mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.

Appointed Director, February 2020
 
Herman R Flinder serves as an independent director.  Mr Flinder is a co-founder of Norse Partners LLC and Energy Investment Management LLC which manage a portfolio of investments in oil service companies. He serves on the boards of Noram Drilling Company AS, Panther Fluids Management LLC and Wolf Downhole Motors LLC. He was previously a managing partner of Fearnley Offshore LLC in Houston. He brings to the board 30 years of experience in the Offshore industry. Including chartering, sale & purchase, and corporate development. Mr Flinder attended Colorado School of Mines and the University of West Virginia, with a degree in Geology/engineering and an MBA.

Appointed Director, February 2020

Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen has since 2016 been a Board professional. Prior to that Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen had more than 30 years of experience as an executive at latest (1998-2016) as CFO in the shipping company J. Lauritzen A/S. Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen board career dates to 1992 with more than 25 years of board experience in public companies.  Her experience relates to different business segments including more than 25 years in shipping, 15 years related to offshore as well as 16 years of board experience in Danske Bank. Mrs Aagaard-Svendsen currently serves as Audit Committee Chairman in Aker Solutions AS, DNVGL, Prosafe SE as well as in West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Ass. In addition, Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen is the Deputy Chairman of Copenhagen Malmö Port. From 2011 to 2015 she was Chairman of the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance.  Mrs Aagaard-Svendsen is constructional engineer (Technical University of Denmark) and has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Copenhagen Business School, CBS). She has on an ongoing basis participated at Postgraduate Studies in Finance and Strategy at Insead, IMD and IESE. 

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