Board of Directors

There are presently eight board members including the chairman. There are no family relationships among the board members or between board members and the management. There is no arrangement or understanding with major shareholders, customers, suppliers or others, pursuant to which members of the board or management was selected.

Mr. Oscar Spieler

Mr. Oscar Spieler was previously CEO of Golar LNG, and has experience as CEO of Sea Production and Frontline Management. Mr Spieler has board experience from Jasper Investments, Archer and North Atlantic Drilling.
Mr. Spieler is a MSc in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology.

Ms. Ann-Christin Andersen

Ms Ann-Christin Andersen is an executive with more than 30 years’ experience from the oil&gas industry. She has been Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director, and held SVP/Vice President roles for Projects and Products. She has served as chair and non-executive director of several boards the last decades, and holds board positions in Quantafuel, Maersk Drilling, Rotork and Glitre Energi. Ann Christin also works as a strategic advisor in her new start-up 4ADA AS. Ann-Christin has a Bachelor degree with 1st Class Honors in Offshore Electrical Engineering from Heriot Watt University, UK and an Executive MBA with Honors at IMD University in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dr. Maximilian Walter

Dr. Maximilian Walter is the SVP of BASF’s Global Technology Petrochemicals department. He has extensive experience in operations of petrochemical plants. In his operational career he has focused on enhancing the performance of plants and processes such as steam crackers and synthesis gas. Dr. Walter has been with BASF since 1990 serving in different functions with materials, processes, plant and operational development and management. He holds a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and Ph.D in Applied Mechanics of Materials from Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He is a German citizen living in Neustadt, Germany.

Mr. Jim Dåtland

Mr. Jim Dåtland is an executive with more than 25 years of corporate- and capital markets experience from various positions in stock exchange listed offshore drilling companies as well as from wealth management at the family office of T.D. Veen AS . Mr. Dåtland holds a master’s degree in finance from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is a Norwegian citizen based in Stavanger, Norway.

Dr. Thorleif Enger

Dr. Thorleif Enger was CEO of Yara International. Dr. Enger was the EVP of Hydro Oil and Gas before taking over the responsibility for Hydro Agri, which was demerged to create Yara in 2004. Dr. Enger has been president of the International Fertilizer Industry Association, and has been a chairman or non-executive director of several boards, including Telenor, Spring Energy, HitecVision, FMC Technologies and Marine Harvest and several others.
Dr. Enger is educated at the University of Colorado where he earned his PhD in Structural Engineering.

Ms. Wenche Nistad

CEO of GIEK since 2005. Former CEO of Hadeland Glassverk AS, President and CEO of Luxo ASA, and Ass. Bank Director at Bergen Bank (DNB). Former Chair of the Board of GIEK Kredittforsikring and Member of the DNV GL Council and the Nomination Committee. MA Business Administration from NHH in Bergen, and MBA of Energy Market Challenges from BI Norwegian Business School.

Ms. Wenche Teigland

An industrial advisor and executive with more than 30 years’ experience from the energy industry, including oil, gas, renewables and infrastructure. From 2006 to 2020, she held executive management positions in the BKK Group. Prior to this she worked for Shell Gasnor, ABB/Aibel, Aker and Kværner. She holds an executive master´s degree in Technical Management from the NTNU/NHH/Stanford University from 2019 and MSc Mechanical Engineering from SDSM&T, USA from 1989.

Mr. Kasper Trebbien

Kasper Trebbien is Senior Director, Head of Renewables Investments, in KIRKBI A/S. Before joining KIRKBI A/S in 2015, he has held senior corporate finance positions within renewables and infrastructure in DONG (now: Ørsted) and EY. Through his position in KIRKBI A/S, Mr Trebbien is a member of the Board of Directors in Adapture Renewables, Inc. (former: Enerparc Inc). Kasper Trebbien is a Danish citizen, and he holds a Master of Science in Economics from Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen).