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 in 2003. At BA-HR, Mr. Eriksen worked closely with Aker and Aker’s main shareholder, Kjell Inge Røkke. Mr. Eriksen is chairman of the board in Aker Solutions ASA, Det norske oljeselskap 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 at 27 June 2016, Mr. Eriksen holds 219 072 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.
Frank O. Reite
Frank O. Reite (born 1970) first joined Aker in 1995, and became CFO in Aker ASA in August 2015. He holds a B.A. in business administration from Handelshøyskolen BI in Oslo. Mr. Reite came from the position of President & CEO of Akastor, and has previously held a variety of executive positions in the Aker group, including overseeing and developing Aker's investments in Converto Capital Fund AS, Havfisk ASA, Norway Seafoods AS and Aker Yards ASA. Mr. Reite also has experience from banking and served as Operating Director at Paine & Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Mr. Reite is chairman of Havfisk ASA, Ocean Yield and of Akastor ASA.
As at 27 June 2017, Mr. Reite holds 62 379 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr. Reite is a Norwegian citizen.
OTHER KEY PERSONNEL
Head of Corporate Communications
Atle Kigen (born 1958) joined Aker ASA in October 2006, and has been in charge of communications since March 2010. He holds 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 1 January 2017, Mr. Kigen holds 8 100 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr. Kigen is a Norwegian citizen.
Investment director responsible for Aker ASA‘s Financial 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, which manages 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 1 January 2017, Mr Stensvold holds 7 687 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr Stensvold is a Norwegian citizen.
Investment director responsible for the follow-up of Aker BioMarine
Ola Snøve (born 1977) is Investment Director of Aker ASA. Mr. Snøve was previously President & CEO of Epax – a joint venture between Aker and Lindsay Goldberg that was divested to FMC Corp. Prior to joining Epax, Mr. Snøve had been with Aker since January 2008. He is currently Chairman of Aker BioMarine. Mr. Snøve holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, as well as an MBA (Dist.) from INSEAD.
As of 16 March 2016, Mr. Snøve holds 112 417 shares in Aker ASA through his wholly owned company Storbrea AS, and has no stock options. Mr. Snøve is a Norwegian citizen.