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.


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

Investment management techniques, SSgA Institute, Boston, USA

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