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. As a corporate attorney he among other things worked with strategic and operational development, M&A and negotiations. Mr. Eriksen has held several board positions in different industries, including shipping, finance, asset management, offshore drilling, fisheries, media, trade and industry. As CEO Mr. Eriksen is currently chairman of the board in Aker BP ASA, Aker Solutions ASA, Cognite AS, Aker Capital AS and Aker Kværner Holding AS, and a director of several companies, including Aker Energy AS, Akastor ASA, The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and The Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen).
As at 31 December 2018, Mr. Eriksen holds 219 072 shares in Aker ASA through the company Erøy AS. He has no stock options. Through Erøy AS, Mr. Eriksen also holds 0.20 percent of the B-shares in TRG Holding AS. Mr. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen.
Svein Oskar Stoknes
Chief Financial Officer
Svein Oskar Stoknes (born 1970) has been CFO at Aker ASA since August 2019. Prior to this, Stoknes served as CFO at Aker Solutions, where he joined in 2007 and was named CFO in 2014. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Management and has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Per 1 August 2019, Stoknes owns no shares in Aker ASA and has no stock options. Stoknes is a Norwegian citizen.
Chief Investment Officer
Kristian Røkke (born 1983) has been the Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA since January 2018. He has extensive experience from offshore oil services, shipbuilding industry and mergers and transactions. Røkke joined Aker ASA from Akastor, an investment company listed on the stock exchange, where he was the CEO from 2015. Røkke is Chair of the board of Akastor ASA, Director of TRG Holding AS, Aker Capital AS, Aker Solutions ASA and previously a Director of Aker ASA. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
As of 31 December 2018, Kristian Røkke owns no shares in Aker ASA and has no options. Røkke holds both Norwegian and American citizenships.
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 31 December 2018, Mr. Kigen holds 9 051 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 oil service investments
Haakon Berg (born 1974) joined Aker ASA in 2016. Berg has previously worked as head of M&A for Aker Solutions, and as CFO for Aker Solutions Well Services. Berg has also worked as Senior Cive President of transactions and business development at Aker. Before joining Aker, Berg worked as CFO for AGR and Head of Finance at Bravida. Mr. Berg holds the degree MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
As of 31 December 2018, Mr. Berg owns 2 725 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr Berg is a Norwegian citizen.
Arild Støren Frick
Arild Støren Frick (born 1980) joined Aker as General Counsel in 2014. Mr. Frick previously worked as a lawyer at Aker Solutions, and before this, he worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, as well as senior associate at the law firm, BA-HR. Mr. Frick is also the managing director for Aker Kvaerner Holding, and manages the election committees at Aker BP, Ocean Yield, Kvaerner and American Shipping Company. He is also a member of the election committees in Akastor, Aker Solutions, and Philly Shipyards. Mr. Frick has a law degree from the University of Oslo, Norway.
As of 31 December 2018, Mr. Frick owns 8 000 shares in Aker ASA through his private company Elichapet AS, and has no stock options. Mr. Frick is a Norwegian citizen.
Baard Snekkevik (born 1966) joined Aker ASA in 1996 and has been head of Treasury since 2004. Before this, he has worked on a number of M&A and financing projects at Aker, and has served as Partner at Aker Finans AS and as Vice President of Aker RGI Seafoods. Mr. Snekkevik has previously worked as advisor at Industri- og Skipsbanken, as well as the Norwegian Trade Council in Oslo and London. Mr. Snekkevik holds the degree MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
As of 31 December 2018, Mr. Snekkevik holds 30 755 shares in Aker ASA, and has no stock options. Mr. Snekkevik is a Norwegian citizen.
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR – RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOW-UP OF AKER ASA’S INVESTMENTS IN OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
Alexander Krane (born 1976) joined Aker ASA in 2019. Before joining Aker ASA, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Aker BP from 2012 to 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Krane worked as the a Corporate Controller at Aker ASA. He also has previous experience from his work as a public accountant with KPMG, both in Norway and in the U.S. Mr. Krane holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (“siviløkonom”) from Nord University Business School and an MBA degree from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He is also a state authorized public accountant in Norway.
As of 24 May 2019, Mr. Krane holds 1 034 shares in Aker ASA, and no stock options. Mr. Krane is a Norwegian citizen
CHIEF ECONOMIST AND HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS
Torbjørn Kjus (born 1970) joined Aker ASA in 2019. He came from the position as Asset Manager at Vistin Trading. Prior to this, he served as Chief Oil and Gas Analyst at DNB Markets for close to 11 years until the summer of 2018. Mr. Kjus has extensive and broad experience in analyzing energy markets, both from the industry (Norsk Hydro in Oslo and BP in London) and from the financial sector. Mr. Kjus holds a MBA degree in Accounting (State Authorized Public Accountant) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen.
As of 24 May 2019, Mr. Kjus owns no shares in Aker ASA and has no stock options. Mr. Kjus is a Norwegian citizen.