Øyvind Eriksen joined Aker ASA in January 2009. Mr. Eriksen holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. He joined Norwegian law firm BA-HR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and a director/chairman from 2003. At BA-HR, Mr. Eriksen worked closely with Aker and Aker’s main shareholder, Kjell Inge Røkke. Mr. Eriksen is chairman of Aker BP, Aker Solutions ASA and Aker Kværner Holding AS, and a director of several companies, including The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and Reitangruppen AS.
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Eriksen holds no shares or stock options in Akastor directly; he has an ownership interest through his holding of 219 027 shares in Aker ASA. He also holds, through a privately owned company, 0.2 percent of the B-shares in TRG Holding AS, the largest shareholder in Aker ASA. Mr. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen and has been elected for the period 2016-2018.