Merima joined Akastor in 2018 on a secondment from the law firm BAHR. In BAHR she was an Associate working in the fields oil service and shipping since January 2017. Merima has a Master of Law from the University of Oslo.
Head of Financial Reporting
Prior to joining Akastor in 2014, Idun was Head of Group Accounting in Aker Yards from 2001-2008, and Aker Solutions from 2008-2014. She has also worked 8 years in Deloitte as auditor. Idun holds a Master of Science in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School and is a State Authorized Public Accountant from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen.
Head of Treasury
Bruce joined Akastor in 2015 and has previously held the position of Group Treasurer of Kongsberg Automotive ASA since 2011. Prior to that, he has held various positions in the Corporate and Investment Banking departments of BNP Paribas and Citi. He holds a Master graduate from the University of Nantes, France and an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe.
Head of Compliance
Kent joined Akastor in 2015, and was named Head of Compliance in March 2018. His responsibilities include to oversee Akastor’s Integrity Program, which principles is set out in Akastor’s Code of Conduct. Prior joining Akastor, Kent worked in Deloitte between 2007-2015. He holds a MSc. in Business Administration – “Siviløkonom” from the University of Agder.
Head of Tax
Sander joined Akastor in 2018. Prior to Akastor, he worked in PwC Norway as a Director in the Tax and Legal Services department, where his primary areas of expertise were international tax and M&A. He has also worked as a web developer for the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and maintains a keen interest in computer technology. Sander holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Oslo, and is a licensed lawyer and member of the Norwegian Bar Association.
Børre Andreas Sveen
Børre joined Akastor in 2016 and has been with the Aker group since 1987. He has held positions as President of Aker Process Systems Norway and Brazil, COO of Aker Process Systems group and department manager in Aker Engineering. Børre has extensive experience in business development, winning contracts and executing projects in the international Oil & Gas market. He is a master graduate of the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim.
Kristin Blomberg Sveen
Kristin joined Akastor in 2014 and has previously worked in Aker Solutions from 2012. Prior to this, Kristin was as an auditor in EY from 2006. Kristin holds a Master of Accounting and Auditing from BI Norwegian Business School and is a State Authorized Public Accountant.
Jing Li Taklo
Head of Group Accounting
Jing joined Akastor in 2015. Prior to this, she held the position as Director Group Accounting in Telenor ASA. Jing holds a Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting from UNSW in Australia.
Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance
Eirik joined Akastor in May 2018 from the lawfirm BAHR. Eirik has extensive experience in providing legal support to the Aker group of companies. In BAHR his work involved support to Aker BP and Aker Energy, and prior to this he held in-house legal positions in both Aker Solutions (2010-2011) and Kværner (2011-2015). Eirik holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Oslo, and is a licensed lawyer and member of the Norwegian Bar Association.
Alice has been part of the Aker group since 2015, and joined Akastor in 2017. Prior to this she worked as state authorized public accountant at PwC. Alice holds an MSc in Accounting and auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
Kristin Mjelve Aarø
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Kristin joined Akastor in 2018. Prior to this she held the position as PA to CEO of Reitan Convenience AS for 11 years. She has held various positions in communications and administrative support from other companies in the Aker group between 2000 and 2007. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the BI Norwegian Business School.