Management team

Karl Johnny Hersvik
Chief Executive Officer
Karl Johnny Hersvik has been CEO of Aker BP since May 2014. Prior to joining Aker BP, he served as head of research for Statoil. Hersvik has held a number of specialist and executive positions with Norsk Hydro and StatoilHydro.

Hersvik holds a Cand. Scient. (second cycle) degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.

Hersvik is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Aker Energy AS and aiZe. He is member of the Board of Directors at The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.
David Tønne
Chief Financial Officer
Tønne has been the Chief Financial Officer of Aker BP ASA since January 2019 after advancing from the position of VP Corporate Controlling. Tønne has been with Aker BP since January 2017.

Prior to joining Aker BP, Tønne worked for the Boston Consulting Group where he co-led the Nordic Energy Practice Area supporting clients in O&G, Private Equity, Shipping and Industrial goods across a wide range of functional topics in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Tønne holds a master’s degree in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Morten Heir
SVP Express (acting)
Morten Heir has been the SVP Exploration (acting) since April 2022. He has worked for Aker BP since fall 2018 as VP for Reservoir Development.

Heir has more than 30 years of experience from various technical and leading roles in development and production, from both the Norwegian continental shelf and internationally.

Morten has a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from NTH in Trondheim and an Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Paula Doyle
Chief digital officer
Doyle is chief digital officer in Aker BP. She comes from the position as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cognite, where she was also part of the Executive Management Team.

Doyle joined Aker BP in 2022. She has held a variety of roles within the oil and gas industry for companies such as ABB and Siemens, in Norway and the Middle East. During her time in the Middle East, Doyle established and ran a non-profit industrial technology organisation.

Doyle has a deep knowledge of industrial software space and digitalization processes in heavy-asset industries, and holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick.
Ine Dolve
SVP Operations and Asset Development
Dolve has been the SVP Operations and Asset Development since July 2020. She comes from the position of VP Operations & Asset development for Skarv in Aker BP. She has worked with the company since 2010 and been involved in various key projects to develop and improve both company and industry performance.

Before joining Aker BP, she worked in management consulting (PwC) within finance, management of change and digitalisation for O&G. She also has several years of experience from the Armed Forces, nationally and internationally.

Dolve holds a master’s degree in Finance and International Management from NHH Norwegian School of Economics / ESADE, Barcelona. She is also educated at the Air Force Officer Candidate School and the Norwegian Naval Academy in Bergen.
Knut Sandvik
SVP Projects
Sandvik has been SVP Projects in Aker BP since July 2019. He has more than 30 years’ experience from the oil & gas industry. Throughout his career, Sandvik has held various senior project and leadership positions across Aker Solutions, including four years as a member of the Executive Management Team.

Sandvik holds a degree in Mechanical Offshore Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Lars Høier
SVP and Asset Manager NOAKA
Høier has been SVP and Asset Manager for NOAKA since August 2020. He joined Aker BP in 2019 as VP for Concept Development and Technology.

Høier has more than 20 years of experience from Equinor, with positions as SVP for R&D, as well as production director for several assets, including the Troll field.

Høier holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University in Oslo and a PhD in Petroleum technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Jan Rosnes
SVP Strategy & Business Development
Rosnes has worked at Aker BP as commercial advisor for strategy and business development since 2018.

He has more than 30 years of experience from leading positions in strategy, business development, commercial and projects from Petoro, Statoil and Shell, among others.

Rosnes holds a master’s degree in petroleum technology from the University of Stavanger.
Marit Blaasmo
SVP HSSEQ
Blaasmo has been the SVP HSSEQ in Aker BP since May 2019. Prior to this, she held the position as responsible for the Drilling & Wells performance and improvement agenda. Blaasmo has been with the company since August 2017.

She holds more than 18 years’ experience from Equinor and Baker Hughes INTEQ and has held multiple operational and management positions within Drilling & Wells disciplines.

Blaasmo holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Brit Tone Bergman
SVP People & Organisation
Bergman has been SVP People & Organisation at Aker BP since August 2020. She has been employed since 2019 and worked as an advisor to the company since 2016. Bergman has been involved in several important projects to develop and improve Aker BP’s expertise and capabilities.

Bergman has previously led the consulting business at Deloitte Stavanger, where she worked with change management, digitization and business management for various industries. She also has several years of experience from Equinor in finance and joint functions, both nationally and internationally.
Per Harald Kongelf
SVP Digitization & Business Transformation
Kongelf is responsible for Aker BP’s improvement program.

Prior to joining Aker BP, he served as head of Norwegian operations in Aker Solutions. He has more than 30 years of industrial experience from numerous technical and management positions in Aker Solutions.

Kongelf holds a master’s degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Kongelf is a board member and Aker representative for Eureka Logistics AS, Eureka Pumps AS, FPE Sontum AS and Origo Solutions AS.
Tommy Sigmundstad
SVP Drilling & Wells
Sigmundstad has been SVP Drilling & Wells in Aker BP since 2016. Prior to this, he was Vice President Wells in BP Asia Pacific.

Sigmundstad has broad experience within the oil and gas industry from companies such as Baker Hughes and Philips, before joining BP in 2000. Within BP, Sigmundstad has held various operational, engineering and management positions in Norway, the United Kingdom, Azerbaijan and Indonesia.

Sigmundstad holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Stavanger.

Sigmundstad is a member of the board of directors in MHWirth.