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Kjell Inge Røkke

Chairman

Kjell Inge Røkke

Kjell Inge Røkke (born 1958), Aker ASA’s main owner, has been a driving force in the development of Aker since the 1990s. Mr. Røkke launched his business career with the purchase of a 69-foot trawler in the United States in 1982, and gradually built a leading worldwide fisheries business. In 1996, the Røkke controlled company, RGI, purchased enough Aker shares to become Aker’s largest shareholder, and later merged RGI with Aker. Mr. Røkke is currently director of Aker Solutions, Aker BP, Kvaerner and Ocean Yield.

As at 31 December 2016, Mr. Røkke holds 50 673 577 (68.2 per cent) in Aker ASA through his investment company TRG AS and its subsidiaries, which he co-owns with his wife, Anne Grete Eidsvig, and has no stock options. Mr. Røkke is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2016–2018.

Finn Berg Jacobsen

Deputy Chairman

Finn Berg Jacobsen

Finn Berg Jacobsen (born 1940) holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and is a state authorised auditor. He has held various positions with Arthur Andersen & Co, and  worked as Regional Managing Partner from 1983– 1999. From 2001–2005, Mr. Berg Jacobsen worked as CFO and Chief of Staff at Aker Kvaerner. He is currently working as a consultant within corporate governance and corporate finance. Mr. Berg Jacobsen has served on the board, supervisory committees and task forces of several associations and organizations. He has been awarded the Royal Order of St. Olav for his contributions to the advancement of auditing and accounting in Norway.

As at 31. December 2016, Mr. Berg Jacobsen holds 5 159 shares in Aker ASA, through FBJ-Consulting AS, and has no stock options. Mr. Berg Jacobsen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2016–2018.

Anne Marie Cannon

Director

Picture Anne Marie Cannon

Anne Marie Cannon (born 1957) has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector. From 2000 to 2014, she was senior advisor to the Natural Resources Group with Morgan Stanley, focusing on upstream M&A. She has previously held positions with J Henry Schroder Wagg, Shell UK E&P and with Thomson North Sea. She was an executive director on the boards of Hardy Oil and Gas and British Borneo. Ms. Cannon is the Deputy Chairman of Aker BP ASA. She is a  nonexecutive director of Premier Oil and of STV Group plc. She holds a BSc Honours Degree from Glasgow University.

As at 31. December 2016, Ms. Cannon holds no shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Ms Cannon is a British citizen. She has been elected for the period 2017-2019.

Kristin Krohn Devold

Director

Kristin Krohn Devold

Kristin Krohn Devold (born 1961) was a Member of the Norwegian Parliament for the Conservative Party from 1993 to 2005. She was Minister of Defense from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Krohn Devold is currently the management director of the Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv) and director of several companies, including Aker ASA, Aker Kværner Holding AS, Evry, Chamber of Commerce of Sweden and Norway and World Heritage Foundation. She has an MSc degree from the Norwegian School of economics (NHH) and has a bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Bergen.

As at 31. December 2016, Ms. Krohn Devold holds no shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Ms. Krohn Devold is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2017–2019.

Karen Simon

Director

Karen Simon

Karen Simon (born 1959) is a Vice Chairman in the Investment Bank of J.P. Morgan. She currently heads a global initiative entitled Director Advisory Services, serving as a central contact to facilitate ongoing interactions between Directors of public company boards and J.P. Morgan. Prior to this, she headed J.P. Morgan's Financial Sponsor Coverage group, advising private equity clients on leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings. Ms. Simon has spent over 30 years at J.P. Morgan including time in London, focusing on oil & gas clients and heading up Debt Capital Markets in addition to working with private equity clients. She has extensive corporate finance experience.

As at 31. December 2016, Ms. Simon holds no shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. She is a dual UK and US citizen. She has been elected for the period 2017–2019.

Kristian Røkke

Director

Kristian Røkke

Kristian Røkke (b. 1983) joined Akastor ASA as CEO in 2015 and has experience in offshore service and shipbuilding from several companies in the Aker group. Prior to joining Akastor, he worked eight years at Philly Shipyard, most recently as Chairman of the Board and previously as President & CEO. Prior to this, Mr. Røkke served as SVP Operations. He has also held other production management positions at Philly Shipyard. He is also currently director of TRG Holding AS. Mr. Røkke holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

As at 31 December 2016, Mr. Røkke holds no shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. He is a dual Norwegian and US citizen. He has been elected for the period 2016–2018.

Atle Tranøy

Director, Elected by the employees

Atle Tranøy

Atle Tranøy (born 1957) is trained as a pipe fitter and has been an employee of Kværner Stord AS since 1976. Mr. Tranøy has been a fulltime employee representative since 1983. Mr. Tranøy is also the chairperson of the European Works Council in Aker.

As at 31. December 2016, Mr. Tranøy holds no shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr. Tranøy is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017–2019.

Amram Hadida

Director, Elected by the employees

Photo of Amram Hadida

Amram Hadida (born 1960) has been employed by Kvaerner since 1990 and has been a local union representative for Aker Stord AS and Kværner Stord AS on a full-time basis since 2004, a group union leader since 2012 and served several periods on the boards of Aker Stord AS and Kværner Stord AS during the period between 2005 and 2015. Mr. Hadida is a welder and holds a certificate of apprenticeship in the welding discipline.

As at 31. December 2016, Mr. Hadida holds no shares in Aker ASA and has no stock options. Mr. Hadida is an Israeli citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017–2019.

Arnfinn Stensø

Director, Elected by the employees

Arnfinn Stensø

Arnfinn Stensø (born 1957) has been employed by Aker Solutions (former Aker Offshore Partner) n Stavanger since 1998. He is educated electrical engineer. Mr. Stensø is member of the negotiating committee in NITO (Norwegian Engineers and technologist organization) and of the liaison committee NITO – NHO.

As at 31. December 2016, Mr. Stensø holds no shares in Aker ASA and has no stock options. Arnfinn Stensø is Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017-2019.

Tommy Angelveit

Director, Elected by the employees

Tommy Angelveit

Tommy Angeltveit (born 1965) has worked as a mechanic at the Controls division in Aker Subsea since 2003. Mr. Angeltveit has occupational education as a service electronics engineer. He previously served as an employee representative at the board of Aker Subsea. Mr. Angeltveit is full time employee representative and manager for Industry Energy section 47.

As of 31 December 2016, Mr. Angeltveit holds no shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Tommy Angeltveit is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017-2019.