Team

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Karl Erik Kjelstad

CEO

Karl Erik joined Akastor in 2014, he has been part of the Aker group since 1998 and has numerous key positions including various CEO positions. Karl Erik has held several board positions in different industries, including oil service, offshore drilling, offshore and merchant shipping, shipbuilding, IT services, real estate and construction industry. Karl Erik holds an MSc in Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an AMP from Harvard Business School.

As per April 20, 2022, Kjelstad holds 600,000 shares in Akastor ASA through his company Byesvollen AS.

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Øyvind Paaske

CFO

Øyvind joined the investment team in Akastor as Investment Manager in 2014 and was appointed CFO of Akastor from 1st March 2020. Prior to this he held the position as Investment Manager at Converto (Aker ASA). Øyvind holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

As per April 20, 2022, Paaske holds 105,083 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Paal Espen Johnsen

Investment Director

Paal joined our investment team in 2015. His previous experience is from investment banking, management and board level in various companies within industry and finance. Paal holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.

As per April 20, 2022, Johnsen holds 33,505 shares in Akastor ASA.


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Haakon Berg

Investment Director

Haakon Berg joined the Akastor investment team in January 2020. Prior to joining Akastor he worked as Investment Director in Aker ASA, responsible for the follow-up of Aker ASA’s Oil service investments. Haakon has previously worked as head of M&A for Aker Solutions, and as CFO for Aker Solutions Well Services. Berg has also worked as Senior Vice President of transactions and business development at Aker. Before joining Aker, Berg worked as CFO for AGR and Head of Finance at Bravida. Mr. Berg holds the degree MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

As per April 20, 2022, Berg holds 2,343 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Bruce Lethuillier

Senior Investment Manager and 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. As per April 20 2022, Lethuillier holds 44,237 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Marius Bøhler

Investment Associate

Marius joined the investment team in Akastor as Investment Associate in 2022. Prior to joining Akastor he spent four years at Arctic Securities, where he worked in the investment banking division. Marius holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a MSc in Finance from Bocconi University.

As per April 20, 2022, Bøhler holds no shares in the company.

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Eirik Thomassen

General Counsel

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.

As per April 20, 2022, Thomassen holds no shares in the company.

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Jing Li Taklo

Head of Financial Reporting

Jing joined Akastor in 2015 as Head of Group Accounting, and took over as Head of Financial Reporting in December 2020. 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.

As per April 20, 2022, Taklo holds 20,302 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Sander Seeberg

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.

As per April 20, 2022, Seeberg holds 83,248 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Kent Liane-Unsgaard

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.

As per April 20, 2022, Liane-Unsgaard holds 4,999 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Kristin Blomberg Sveen

Senior Group Controller

Kristin joined Akastor been part of the Aker group since 2012, and joined Akastor in 2014 . Prior to this, Kristin was as an auditor in EY from 2006. She was also hired out to AKOFS Offshore as Head of Financial reporting for a period of one year. Kristin holds a Master of Accounting and Auditing from BI Norwegian Business School and is a State Authorized Public Accountant.

As per April 20, 2022, Blomberg Sveen holds 1,771 shares in Akastor ASA.

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Christian Starberg

Senior Financial Controller

Christian joined Akastor as a Senior Financial Controller in 2022. Prior to joining Akastor, he worked as an Audit Manager in BDO. Christian holds a MSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and a MSc in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

As per April 20, 2022, Christian holds no shares in Akastor ASA.

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Dominika Zagrodzka

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Dominika joined Akastor in 2022. Prior to joining Akastor, she worked as Personal Assistant in Aker Property Group AS. Dominika holds a Bachelor of Public Administration from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

As per April 20, 2022, Zagrodzka holds no shares in the company.

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Børre Andreas Sveen

Senior Advisor

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.

As of April 20, 2022, Sveen holds 2,883 shares in the company.

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Hallvard Håskjold

Associate Legal

Hallvard joined Akastor in August 2022 on a secondment from the law firm BAHR. In BAHR, he has mainly worked with private M&A, shipping, offshore and corporate law matters. Hallvard started in BAHR in 2021, and holds a Master of Law from the University of Oslo.

As per 20, April 2022, Håskjold holds no shares in the company.

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