Board of Directors

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Kristian M. Røkke

Chairman of the Board

Kristian Røkke is currently CEO of Aker Horizons AS and has extensive experience from offshore oil services, shipbuilding and M&A. Mr. Røkke was Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA prior to Aker Horizons and CEO of Akastor ASA from August 2015 to December 2017. He is a board member of several companies, including such as TRG Holding AS, American Shipping Company ASA, Philly Shipyard ASA, Aker Offshore Wind AS, Aker Carbon Capture AS and Aker Clean Hydrogen AS. Mr. Røkke holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2020, 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 2020-2022.

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Lone Fønss Schrøder

Deputy Chair

Lone Fønss Schrøder is CEO of Concordium AG, a global provider of blockchain technologies. She is vice-chair of Volvo Cars AB and chair of the audit committee, and director of Geely Sweden Holdings AB and Ingka Holding B.V. (Ikea Group). She has held several senior management and CEO positions in the A.P. Møller-Maersk group and became CEO and president of Wallenius Lines AB in 2005. Fønss Schrøder has board experience from Kværner ASA, Eukor Inc, Vattenfall AB, Yara ASA, Valmet OY and others. Fønss Schrøder holds an MSc in law from the University of Copenhagen and in economics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. As of December 31, 2020, 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 2020-2022.

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Svein Oskar Stoknes

Director

Svein Oskar Stoknes has been CFO at Aker ASA since August 2019. Prior to this, he served as CFO at Aker Solutions, where he joined in 2007 and was named CFO in 2014. Previously, Mr. Stoknes held a range of senior positions within finance and advisory for organizations like Tandberg, Citigroup and ABB. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Management and has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

As of 15 April, 2020, Mr. Stoknes owns 1,297 shares and no stock options in the company. He is a Norwegian citizen and has been elected for the period 2020-2022.

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Kathryn M. Baker

Director

Kathryn M. Baker has over 30 years of business experience in a broad range of industries and roles. She currently serves as Chairwoman of Fynd Ocean Ventures, Pensionera AB, Genetic Analysis AS and Terra Mater Renewable Investments. Other current positions include board member of DOF ASA and MPC Energy Solutions and member of the Investment Committee of the Norfund. Ms. Baker previously served on the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank), the European Advisory Board of the Tuck School of Business and the Ethics Committee of the Norwegian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where she also previously served as Chairwoman. 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’s degree in economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. As of December 31, 2020, she holds 45,683 shares in the company. Ms. Baker is an American citizen and has been elected for the period 2021-2023.

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Luis Araujo

Director

Luis Antonio G. Araujo has over 37 years of experience in the energy and oil & gas industries. He was CEO of Aker Solutions from July 2014 to August 2020. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Araujo held the position as Regional President and Executive Vice-President for Aker Solutions in Brazil since November 2011 where he led a major turn-around of the local operations. Prior to his period with Aker Solutions, he was CEO of Wellstream in Brazil (currently part of Baker Hughes GE), and held several senior positions within ABB, FMC Technologies, Vetco Gray and Technip Coflexip. Mr. Araujo is currently an independent director and member of the board of Magseis Fairfield ASA listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and an independent director and member of the board of OceanPact, a Brazilian company. Mr. Araujo holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gama Filho University and an MBA from Edinburgh University.

As of April 16, 2021, Mr. Araujo holds 25,757 shares and no stock options in the company. Mr. Araujo has triple citizenship; Brazilian, British and Portugese and has been elected for the period 2021-2023.

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Henning Jensen

Director, Elected by the employees

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 April 15, 2020, Mr. Jensen holds no shares or stock options in the company. Mr. Jensen is a Norwegian citizen and has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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Asle Christian Halvorsen

Director, Elected by the employees

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 April 15, 2020, he holds 10,000 shares in the company. Mr. Halvorsen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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Stian Sjølund

Director, Elected by the employees

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 April 15, 2020, he holds 10,000 shares in the company. Mr. Sjølund is a Norwegian citizen and has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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