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.

Mr. Ragnar Søegaard

Ragnar Søegaard is the CEO of Clean Energy Group, which is developing a 400 MW hydropower plant in Georgia, and holds several board positions in Norway. Mr. Søegaard has more than 20 years of experience in the power sector including as CFO of E-CO, the second largest power company in Norway, and CEO of Viken Fjernvarme. Mr. Søegaard is also a professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok. Mr. Søegaard is a Norwegian citizen living in Oslo.

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 CFO and Investment Director at the family office of T.D. Veen AS. He has a significant corporate- and capital markets experience from various positions in stock exchange listed offshore drilling companies including Seadrill Ltd. Mr. Dåtland holds a master’s degree in finance from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is a Norwegian citizen based in Stavanger, Norway.

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 in now on the board of Rotork Plc, Quantafuel 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. 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.

Mr. Per-Anders Hjort

Mr. Per-Anders Hjort was CEO of DSV Miljø after serving as CEO of SITA UK and President of Miljvservice. Mr. Hjort has board experience from Norsk Gjenvinning, SITA Sweden and Suez Environment and several others.
Mr. Hjort is educated as a Geologist from the University in Gothenburg.