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 Cognite, The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the Norwegian Church Abroad (Sjømannskirken).
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 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 NHH Norwegian School of Economics.
Evy Glørstad
SVP Exploration
Glørstad has been SVP Exploration since July 2018. She came from the position of Asset Development Manager for NOAKA. Glørstad has been with the company since 2011.

She has broad experience as a geologist in BP in Norway and the US and has held several managerial positions since joining the company.

Glørstad holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Bergen and a PhD in petroleum geology/sedimentology from the University of Oslo.
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 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).
Per Harald Kongelf
SVP Improvement
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.