BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors
Jens ulltveit-moe Chairperson (elected 2002)
mr. ulltveit-moe has been our Chairman of the Board of Directors since September 2002. He is the founder and has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Umoe AS, a shipping and industry company, since 1984. From 2000 to 2004, he was the President of the Confedera- tion of Norwegian Business and Industry. From 1980 to 1984, Mr. Ulltveit-Moe served as Managing Director of Knutsen OAS. From 1972 to 1980, he was Managing Director of the tanker divi- sion of SHV Corporation. From 1968 to 1972, Mr. Ull- tveit-Moe was an Associate with McKinsey & Company, Inc. in NewYork and London. Mr. Ulltveit-Moe holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Nor- wegian School of Economics and Business Administration and a Master's Degree in International Affairs from the School of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York.
Francis Gugen Board Member (elected 2003)
wenche Kjølås Board Member (elected 2006)
Harald norvik Board Member (elected 2003)
mr. Gugen is currently active as a consultant and an inves- tor in the energy industry. He served with Amerada Hess Corporation for eighteen years, from 1982 to 2000, holding various positions including Chief Executive of Amerada Hess UK from 1995 to 2000 and Chief Executive of Northwestern Europe from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Gugen acts as Chairman and non-executive Director for various other companies, including Island Gas Limited andThe Britannia Building Society, where he also sits on the audit committee. Mr. Gugen has earlier worked for Arthur Andersen and is a UK chartered accountant.
ms. Kjølås is currently work- ing as Chief Financial Officer in the logistic provider Grieg Logistics AS. Prior to that, she served as Chief Financial Officer in the food company Kavli Holding AS. From 1997 to 1999, she acted as Managing Director in O.Kavli AS, Norway, and from 1995 as Financial Director in Kavli Holding AS. From 1993 to 1995, she was Financial Manager in the food retailer Hakon Gruppen AS in Ber- gen. From 1986 to 1992, she was employed withTouche Ross Management Consult- ants; from 1986 to 1990 as Management Consultant in Bergen and from 1990 to 1992 as Manager. Ms. Kjølås has board experience from several companies, including the aquaculture company Cermaq ASA, the offshore vessel company DOF ASA, the shared services provider Grieg Group Resources AS, O.Kavli AS and the dairy Q-Meieriene AS. She is also member of the Corporate Council of Vesta Insurance AS and the General Assem- bly of Sparebankstiftelsen DnBNOR.
mr. norvik is a partner in the consulting company ECON. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors in the publishing firm Aschehoug, Member of the Board of Directors in ConocoPhillips and Member of the Board of Directors in the service and technology provider Ability Group. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Statoil from 1988 to 1999. He was Finance Director and a Member of the Executive Board of the Aker Group from 1981 to 1988. He served as Per- sonal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Norway and as Deputy Minister inThe Ministry of Petroleum and Energy from 1979 to 1981. Mr. Norvik has a Master of Science Degree in Business fromThe Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Holly van deursen
daniel J. Piette
From left: Mr. Norvik, Ms. Van Deursen, Mr. Ulltveit-Moe, Mr. Piette, Ms. Kjølås, Mr. Gugen, Ms. Malm Justad.
ms. van deursen currently divides her time between ad- vising and investing in start- up companies and serving as a non-executive Director of Petroleum Geo-Services, Anson Industries and a not- for-profit school. She served as a member of BP plc's top-forty ExecutiveTeam, as Group Vice President Petro- chemicals from 2003 to 2005 and Group Vice President Strategy from 2001 to 2003. Prior to these executive posi- tions, Ms. Van Deursen held a variety of senior roles with BP and Amoco Corporation in Chicago, London and Hong Kong. She has previ- ously served on the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council, as well as Amoco joint ventures in Korea,Taiwan and Japan. Ms. Van Deursen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kan- sas and an Master’s Degree in Business Administra- tion from the University of Michigan.
mr. Piette is currently work- ing as CEO in Open Spirit Corporation. Open Spirit Corporation is an independ- ent software company focused on providing integra- tion solutions for upstream applications and data to E&P companies. Mr. Piette has a BS in Mining Engineering with Honors from the Uni- versity of Wisconsin. Before joining Open Spirit Corpora- tion in 2003, Mr. Piette was a Business Unit Manager at Input/Output, running the Land Data Acquisition Systems group in 2002 and 2003. From 2001 he worked as COO for S/NTechnologies which was acquired by Input/ Output in 2002. In the period 2000 to 2001 he ran his own consulting business out of Houston. In 1996, he joined Bell Geospace, a venture funded start-up that used military technology to collect gravity gradient data for natural resource exploration, as VP of Sales and Marketing. He was appointed President and CEO in 1999. He worked for Landmark Graphics from 1989 to 1996 holding several positions, lastly as Vice Presi- dent and General Manager of the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. Before this he has also held numerous posi- tions withTerra-Mar, DPC&A and Exxon Company USA.
ms. malm Justad is currently working as CEO in Eitzen Maritime Services. Prior to this, she was Vice President and Head of Purchasing atYara International ASA, Vice President and Fleet Manager at Norgas Carriers AS and has held various technical and commercial positions for Norsk Hydro ASA. Ms. Malm Justad holds a Master's Degree in Technology Management from MIT/NTH, as well as a Master's Degree in Chemi- cal Engineering from NTH. She serves on the board of Camillo Eitzen & co ASA and Aker American Shipping ASA.
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