Bjørn Thore Ribesen, Board member
Bjørn Thore Ribesen (born in 1970) is Offshore Installation Manager on Ivar Aasen. He has been with Aker BP since 2007. Mr Ribesen has held
several positions in the drilling department, including Drilling and Well Manager for exploration drilling and Ivar Aasen.
Mr Ribesen graduated with a BEng Honours Degree from
University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1996). Before he joined Aker BP he was in Schlumberger (1996-2007), where he held a variety of positions. Ribesen is a Norwegian citizen.
Kate Thomson, Board member
Kate Thomson is Group Treasurer for the BP Group, having previously held the position of Group Head of Tax. In her current role, Kate has responsibility for the central financing of the BP Group, providing liquidity to its businesses and optimising value through the management of financial risks at the group level.
Since joining BP in 2004, Kate has held a variety of roles within the Tax function, giving her a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry. As Group Head of Tax, Kate led a global team of tax professionals, developing BP’s response to an increasingly challenging fiscal and regulatory environment. Prior to joining BP, Kate qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. She moved into international tax with Charter plc where she became Head of Tax in 1998, before joining EY in 2001 in M&A tax. Kate is also a director of several BP Group companies. Kate is a British citizen.
Trond Brandsrud, Board member
Trond Brandsrud (born in 1958) is CFO in Lindorff, and holds a master’s degree from Norwegian School of Economics.
Until 2015, Mr. Brandsrud was CFO of Aker ASA, he has been CFO in Seadrill, and he has held several leading financial positions in Shell, both in Norway and globally. Mr. Brandsrud has experience as director of several private held and listed companies.
Mr. Brandsrud is a Norwegian citizen
Lone Olstad, Board member
Lone Olstad (born in 1977) is alliance Project Manager in subsea projects. She has been with Aker BP since 2006.
Ms Olstad has a broad experience within the oil industry and in positions like reservoir engineer, production engineer, project engineer in operation, project manager for performance improvement project completed in 2012, and project services manager in subsea projects. Olstad have participated in ‘Female Future’ where board competency was part of the program. Olstad has Msc from NTNU (2001) and is a Norwegian citizen.
Kjell Inge Røkke, Board member
Kjell Inge Røkke (born in 1958) is an entrepreneur and industrialist, and has been a driving force in the development of Aker since the 1990s.
Mr Røkke owns 67.8 percent of Aker ASA through The Resource Group TRG AS and subsidiaries, which he co-owns with his wife. He is Chairman of Aker ASA and a member on the boards of Aker Solutions ASA, Kværner ASA, Akastor ASA, Aker BP ASA and Ocean Yield ASA. He holds no shares in Aker BP ASA, and has no stock options. Mr Røkke is a Norwegian citizen.
Øyvind Eriksen, Chairman
Øyvind Eriksen (born in 1964) is President and CEO of Aker ASA and holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.
He joined the law firm BA-HR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and director/chairman from 2003. Mr. Eriksen is chairman of Aker Solutions ASA and Aker Kværner Holding AS, and director of several companies, including The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and Reitangruppen AS. Mr. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen
Anne Marie Cannon, Deputy Chair
Anne Marie Cannon (born in 1957) has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector. From 2000 to 2014, she was Sr. Advisor to the Natural Resources Group with Morgan Stanley, focusing on upstream M&A. She has previously held positions with J Henry Schroder Wagg, Shell UK E&P and with Thomson North Sea. She was an executive director on the boards of Hardy Oil and Gas and British Borneo. She has served on the Board of Directors of Aker ASA from 2011 to 2013. She is a non-executive director of Premier Oil and of STV Group plc. She holds a BSc Honours Degree from Glasgow University. Ms Cannon is a British citizen.
Bernard Looney, Board member
Bernard Looney (born in 1971) is the Upstream Chief Executive for BP plc., where he is responsible for exploration, development and production within the Upstream segment.
Bernard joined BP in 1991 as a Drilling Engineer. He has extensive leadership experience in the oil and gas business, having worked in a variety of locations, including the North Sea, Vietnam, Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. He was appointed to the role of Chief Executive for BP’s Upstream Segment in February 2016, is a member of the BP Group Executive Committee and is also a director of several BP Group companies. Mr. Looney is an Irish citizen.
Terje Solheim, Board member
Terje Solheim (born in 1962) is General Manager of Aker BPs Harstad office. He has been with Aker BP since 2013 and has held several positions.
Solheim has extensive background from the Norwegian Armed Forces, and was one of the founders of Norwegian Petro Services (NPS). He came to Det norske from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Mr Solheim is a Norwegian citizen.
Gro Kielland, Board member
Gro Kielland (born in 1959) holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Ms Kielland has held a number of leadership positions in the oil and gas industry both in Norway and abroad, among others as CEO of BP Norway. Her professional experience includes work related to both operations and field development, as well as HSE. Ms Kielland currently serves as an Operational Partner with HitecVision. In addition to her duties and responsibilities at the non-executive level for HitecVision, she also serves as a non-executive Chairman and Director for several other companies. Ms Kielland is a Norwegian citizen.