Board of Directors
Kristian Røkke (born 1983) is currently the Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA and has extensive experience from offshore oil services, shipbuilding and M&A. Mr. Røkke was CEO of Akastor ASA from August 2015 to December 2017. He is a board member of TRG Holding AS and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Røkke holds, through a privately owned company, 200 000 shares in Akastor ASA and has no stock options. Mr. Røkke is both a Norwegian and American citizen and has been elected for the period 2018-2020.
Lone Fønss Schrøder has experience from CEO and senior Management positions at the Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S.
She is Executive Director of Geely Financials Denmark, Director and Chairperson for the audit committee at Volvo Cars and Valmet Oy, and Director of Ikea Group. Ms. Fønss Schrøder has a fintech portfolio of her own.
Ms. Fønss Schrøder has a law degree from the University of Copenhagen and of economics from Copenhagen Business School. As of December 31, 2017, she holds 4 400 shares in the company and has no stock options. She is a Danish citizen and has been elected for the period 2016-2018.
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.
Kathryn M. Baker has 30 over years of business experience in a broad range of industries and roles. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank), where she is also a member of the audit and the risk and investment committees. Other current board positions include Chairman of Catena Media Plc and Navamedic ASA, and board member of Sevan Marine and DOF. Ms. Baker also serves on the European Advisory Board of the Tuck School of Business and leads the Ethics Committee of the Norwegian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where she previously served as Chairman. Ms. Baker was a partner at the Norwegian private equity firm Reiten & Co for 15 years. Prior to that, she was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Oslo and a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York.
Ms. Baker holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She holds 45 683 shares in the company. Ms. Baker is an American citizen and has been elected for the period 2016-2018.
Dr. Sarah Ryan has 30 years of experience in the global oil&gas and oilfield services industries. She currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum, where she is also a member of the audit and risk and sustainability committees. Other current board positions include Central Petroleum and Kinetic Energy Services, and previous board positions include Aker Solutions and Vautron. Dr Ryan also serves as chair of the Advisory Board of Unearthed Solutions and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Dr. Ryan was energy advisor, Investment director and equity analyst at Earnest Partners, a US-based investment management firm. Prior to that, she held various senior management, technical and operational roles during her 15 years with Schlumberger.
Dr. Ryan holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Melbourne, a BSc (Hons) in Geophysics and a PhD in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics from the University of Adelaide. As of December 31, 2017, she held 5 000 shares in the company and had no stock options. Ms. Ryan is an Australian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2016-2018.
Henning Jensen currently works as a specialist engineer in project control department at MHWirth AS. Mr. Jensen joined MHWirth in 2005. He has since then held various positions in the company.
Mr. Jensen holds a bachelor degree in Marine Technology and a Master in Industrial Economy and Technology from Agder University College in Grimstad.
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Jensen holds no shares or stock options in the company. Mr. Jensen is a Norwegian citizen and has been elected for the period 2017-2019.
Asle Christian Halvorsen currently works as Senior Engineer in Mud Products dept at MHWirth AS. He began his career with the Aker group in 2011 when he joined STEP Offshore. Mr. Halvorsen holds a BS c in mechanical engineering from Sør-Trøndelag University College. As of December 31, 2017, he holds no shares or stock options in the company.
Mr. Halvorsen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017-2019.
Stian Sjølund currently works as Performance Optimization Engineer at MHWirth AS. Mr. Sjølund joined the Company in 1998 as an Engineer in Drilling Lifecycle Services department. He has since then held various positions in the company in Norway and abroad.
Mr. Sjølund holds a technical college degree in electrical engineering from Grimstad Technical College. As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Sjølund holds no shares or stock options in the company. Mr. Sjølund is a Norwegian citizen and has been elected for the period 2017-2019.