Chief Executive Officer
Kristian Røkke joined Akastor ASA in August 2015 and has experience in offshore service and shipbuilding from several companies in the Aker group. He spent eight years at Philly Shipyard, most recently as Chairman of the Board and previously as President & CEO. Before then, Mr. Røkke served as SVP Operations and has held other production management positions at Philly Shipyard. The company is a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. In recent years, it has successfully expanded its business beyond traditional shipbuilding into investing in shipping assets and has, in addition to other shipping investments, established a stand-alone shipping company, Philly Tankers, together with financial sponsors. Mr. Røkke is a Board member of TRG Holding AS and Aker ASA.
Mr. Røkke holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is both a Norwegian and United States citizen. As of December 31, 2016, Mr. Røkke holds, through a privately owned company, 200 000 shares in Akastor ASA.