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Meet our board

We have a dedicated team working to build leading companies that can meaningfully reduce CO₂ emissions while creating substantial value over time.

Karl Johnny Hersvik

Chairman of the Board

Karl Johnny Hersvik (b. 1972) is currently Chief Executive Officer of Aker BP ASA, a position he has held since May 2014. Prior to joining the Aker group, he served as head of research for Statoil. Mr. Hersvik has held a number of specialist and executive positions with Norsk Hydro and Statoil Hydro. He is currently the chairman of the boards of, inter alia, Aker Energy AS and Aize Holding AS, as well as a board member of Cognite AS. Mr. Hersvik holds a Cand. Scient. (second cycle) degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.

Øyvind Eriksen

Board member

Øyvind Eriksen (b. 1964) is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Aker ASA. He joined the Aker group in January 2009. Mr. Eriksen holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.He joined Norwegian law firm BAHR 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 Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Eriksen is currently chairman of the board in Aker BP ASA, Cognite AS, REV Ocean, Aker Capital AS and Aker Horizons AS, and is a director on the board of Aker Solutions ASA, Aker Energy AS, The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and The Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen). Mr. Eriksen also serves on the Network Advisory Board for the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Kjell Inge Røkke

Board member

Kjell Inge Røkke (b. 1958), Aker ASA’s main owner, has been a driving force in the development of Aker ASA since the 1990s. Mr. Røkke launched his business career with the purchase of a 69-foot trawler in the United States in 1982, and gradually built a leading worldwide fisheries business. In 1996, the Røkke controlled company, RGI, purchased enough Aker ASA shares to become Aker ASA’s largest shareholder, and later merged RGI with Aker ASA. Mr. Røkke has been elected as chairman of the Aker ASA board of directors for the period 2018–2022. He also currently serves on the boards of, inter alia, Aker BP ASA, Aker Solutions ASA, Aker Horizons AS, Ocean Yield ASA, Aker BioMarine AS and Aker Energy AS.

Kristian M. Røkke

Board Member

Kristian Røkke (b. 1983) is currently Chief Executive Officer of Aker Horizons AS. Mr. Røkke has experience from investment management, offshore services and shipbuilding in several companies in the Aker group. Before his current position, he was Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA, Chief Executive Officer of Akastor ASA, a publicly listed oil service investment 29 company, and spent several years in various operational and executive roles at Philly Shipyard. Mr. Røkke is currently chairman of the board of Philly Shipyard, Inc., Akastor ASA and Plastic REVolution Foundation, and serves as a director on the boards of Aker Carbon Capture AS, Aker Offshore Wind AS, American Shipping Company ASA, Abelee AS and TRG Holding AS. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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