Key qualifications

Extensive experience as a board member and chair of various committees in listed and privately owned companies of a certain size. Solid industry knowledge spans from financial, real-estate, fin-tech, logistics, to renewables, shipping and maritime. Strong business acumen combined with a strategic outlook and heavy financial background (MBA, Accredited Financial Analyst). A seasoned advisor, mentor and Executive coach. Focused on building relationships and establishing effective collaboration to maximise value creation.

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12.2022 –
Seatrans Gruppen – Board Director 

The Seatrans Group is a family owned fully integrated ship owning company with more than 50 years shipping history. Seatrans has an innovation-driven focus for a sustainable future. The company owns and operates chemical vessels, and ro-ro vessels and logistic service through Sea-Cargo.

06.2022 –
A/S J.Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi – Board Director
Established in 1898, the company is a disponent owner of vessels carrying crude oil, chemicals, and dry bulk cargoes.

04.2022 –
Nordic Halibut AS – Board Director, Chair of the Audit Committee                                               
A leading producer of farmed high-quality halibut. A fully integrated value chain from genetics to sales. Licensed to produce 4.500 tonnes of halibut annually. Minimal environmental impact.

04.2021 – 
GC Rieber Shipping ASA 
Board Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
A project-house with focus on developing profitable and sustainable maritime projects. Part of GC Rieber Group, going back to 1879.

01.2021 –
ASCO Group Ltd – Board Director, Chair of the Audit Committee               
The company serves the energy sector with 1500 employees spread over 6 continents and offers a wide range of integrated solutions and specialist services within logistics, materials management, marine and waste management.

12.2018 –
Belships ASA – Board Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
Listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with a 100 years of history in shipping. Owns and operates a fleet of modern dry bulk carriers (Supramax / Ultramax).

06.2015 –
Smedvig AS (Smedvig Family Office), Smedvig Eiendom AS og Smedvig Capital AS – Board member, Chair of the Compensation Committee
A privately owned group of companies in Norway and the UK with over 100 years of history. Manages a portfolio of approx USD 2.2 bn within different asset classes including property, private equity and investment funds.

Previous Board Directorships

02.2021 – 06.2022
Ecofisk AS
Board Director

01.2020 – 11.2021
Fjord1 ASA
Board Director, Chair of the Audit Committee

03.2008 – 04.2020
SpareBank 1 SR Bank ASA
Board Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Risk Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee

06.2018 – 01.2020
Askøy Kommunale Eiendomsselskap AS, with subsidiaries
Chair of the Board

04.2017 – 04.2019
Inventura AS
Board Director

04.2015 – 04.2017
StyreAkademiet AS, Hordaland region
Board Director

11.2007 – 06.2013
Grieg International AS
Board Director

11.2007 – 06.2013
Grieg Athena AS
Board Director

08.2008 – 12.2012
Green Reefers ASA
Board Director

 

Work Experience

07.2012 – today 
Cebima AS / BCL Coaching & Consulting / Various board positions

Advisory Board member, advisor, mentor and Executive coach. Various board positions.

01.2017 – 04.2021
Vest Corporate Advisors, Associated Partner

Specialised in ownership strategies, business leadership and administration, financial advisory, coaching and mentoring.

08.2006 – 06.2012
Grieg Shipping Group 

Responsible for financing and insurance for the Grieg Shipping Group’s fleet.

A ship owner and operator within open hatch and dry bulk segments. Part of the GriegGroup that goes back to 1884.

08.1997 – 08.2006
DnBNOR – Shipping (Bergen/London) 

Responsible for a portfolio of shipping clients within offshore/supply and chemicals market segments. Financial analysis, financing, establishment of international banking syndicates. Strategic advisor in the cases of restructuring, M&A and going public for shipping companies. Worked from DnBNOR’s offices in London most of the 2001.

Education

09.1991 – 06.1997
Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration / MBA NHH Norwegian School of Economics / BI Norwegian Business School

(Including travel around the world with the unique learning experience it implies)

03.2002 – 10.2003
Accredited Financial Analyst (the banking part), NHH Norwegian School of Economics

10.2006 
Investment management techniques, SSgA Institute, Boston, USA

02.2014
Board duty in listed companies, course, The Oslo Stock Exchange

01.2015 – 06.2016
Certified NLP Coach, MetaResource, based on «The Society of NLP»
Certified by Dr. Richard Bandler, NLP Master Practioner and NLP Practioner