President & CEO
Øyvind Eriksen (born 1964) joined Aker ASA in January 2009. Mr. Eriksen holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. He joined Norwegian law firm BA-HR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and a director/chairman from 2003. At BA-HR, Mr. Eriksen worked closely with Aker and Aker’s main shareholder, Kjell Inge Røkke. Mr. Eriksen is executive chairman of Aker Solutions ASA and Aker Kværner Holding AS, and a director of several companies, including The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and Reitangruppen AS.
As of 12 June 2012, Mr. Eriksen holds 100 000 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr. Eriksen holds, through a privately owned company, 0.20 percent of the B-shares in TRG Holding AS. Mr. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen.
Trond Brandsrud (born 1958) joined Aker ASA in April 2010 after three years as CFO in Seadrill Limited. Prior to joining Seadrill in 2007, Mr. Brandsrud worked for Royal Dutch Shell for more than 20 years. At Shell, he held several key finance positions in Norway as well as internationally. He also has extensive experience from major offshore field development projects and held several senior management roles in Shell’s upstream and downstream sectors. Mr. Brandsrud has a MSc degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
As of 14 September 2012, Mr. Brandsrud holds 26 943 shares in Aker ASA and has no stock options. Mr. Brandsrud is a Norwegian citizen.
OTHER KEY PERSONNEL
Head of Corporate Communication
Atle Kigen (born 1958) joined Aker ASA in October 2006, and has been in charge of corporate communications since March 2010. Heholds a degree in business administration and marketing, and has extensive corporate communication and journalism experience. Mr. Kigen has previously worked as head of communication at Kværner ASA, and CEO of the PR agency GCI Monsen. He has been editor in chief of the Norwegian business magazine Økonomisk Rapport, business and economy editor at Aftenposten, a leading daily, and NRK Nyheter, the national broadcaster’s news bureau. Mr. Kigen has also been a journalist in Norway’s leading business daily Dagens Næringsliv.
As of 14 September 2012, Mr. Kigen holds 2 787 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr. Kigen is a Norwegian citizen.
Investment director Responsible for the follow-up of Aker ASA‘s finacial investment
Audun Stensvold (born 1972) joined Aker ASA in 2006. Prior to his appointment as an investment director, he was CFO and Investment Director for Converto Capital Management, which administers the Aker-owned Converto Capital Fund. He has also served as Vice President of Aker’s M&A and Business Development team. Before joining Aker, Mr Stensvold worked as a strategy and finance consultant for Selmer, and as a financial analyst for DnB NOR. Mr Stensvold holds a Masters degree in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
As of 31 December 2012, Mr Stensvold holds 1 030 shares in Aker, and has no stock options. Mr Stensvold is a Norwegian citizen.
Maria Moræus Hanssen
Investment director Responsible for Det norske oljeselskap ASA
Maria Moræus Hanssen (born 1965) joined Aker ASA in June 2008. Ms. Moræus Hanssen is a reservoir engineer from NTNU in Norway and a petroleum economist from the French Petroleum Institute IFP. She worked for Norsk Hydro from 1992, mainly on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, where her areas of responsibility included North Sea exploration, field development, the integration of Statoil and Hydro and platform chief (on Troll B). She was also SVP for gas supply and infrastructure in Statoil- Hydro. Ms. Moræus Hanssen is a director of Det norske Oljeselskap ASA and Hafslund ASA.
As of 26 April 2012, Ms. Moræus Hanssen holds 4 969 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Ms. Moræus Hanssen is a Norwegian citizen.
Investment director Responsible for the follow-up of Kværner ASA
Michael Buffet (born 1972) joined Aker ASA in August 2011. Mr. Buffet is a mechanical engineer from ENSAM in France and worked for Total Exploration and Production between 1996 and 2003 as drilling engineer, drilling supervisor and project leader in various locations over the world, including Argentina, UK, Iran, Yemen, Qatar, Cameroon and Gabon. After finalizing his MBA at INSEAD in France in 2004, Mr. Buffet joined Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he stayed until 2011. His main focus at BCG was upstream oil and gas and renewable energies.
As of 26 April 2012, Mr. Buffet holds 1 815 shares in Aker ASA and has no stock options. Mr. Buffet is a French citizen.
Net asset value:
NOK 23.2 billion (Q1 2013)
Investments related to oil and gas:
67 % (Q1 2013)