Board of Directors

Øyvind Eriksen

Chairman

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 0*
Stock options: 0

 

Øyvind Eriksen is President & CEO of Aker ASA, which is the main shareholder of Aker Solutions with a 40.1 percent shareholding via Aker Kværner Holding AS. Eriksen holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. He joined Norwegian law firm BA-HR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and a director/chairman from 2003. At BA-HR, Eriksen worked closely with Aker and Aker’s main shareholder, Kjell Inge Røkke. Eriksen is executive chairman of the board of Aker Kværner Holding AS and Aker BP ASA, and board member of several companies, including The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and Reitangruppen AS. *While Eriksen holds no shares or stock options in Aker Solutions directly, he has an ownership interest through his holding of 219,072 shares in Aker ASA and 0.20 percent of the shares in TRG Holding AS through a privately owned company. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2016-2018.

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Anne Drinkwater

Deputy Chairman

Citizenship: British
Shares: 3,500
Stock options: 0

 

Anne Drinkwater retired from BP in 2012, where she held a number of leadership positions including Group Vice President for North Africa, Azerbaijan, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, President and CEO of BP Canada, President of BP Indonesia and Managing Director of BP Norway. She has a B.Sc. degree in applied mathematics and statistics from Brunel University, London. She is a director at Tullow Oil, which has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. As of April 20, 2017, she holds 3,500 shares in the company and has no stock options. Drinkwater is a British citizen. She has been elected for the period 2016-2018.

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Kjell Inge Røkke

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 0*
Stock options: 0

 

Entrepreneur and industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke, Aker ASA’s main owner, has been a driving force in the development of Aker since the 1990s. 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, harvesting white fish and processing it at sea. In 1996, Røkke purchased enough Aker shares to become Aker’s largest shareholder and owns today 67.99 percent of Aker ASA through The Resource Group TRG AS, which he owns together with his wife. Røkke is chairman of the board of Aker ASA and a member on the boards of Kværner ASA, Aker BP ASA and Ocean Yield ASA. *While Røkke holds no shares or stock options directly in Aker Solutions, he has an indirect ownership interest in the company through his investment company The Resource Group TRG AS and subsidiaries, which he co-owns with his wife, and which holds approximately 68 percent of the shares in Aker ASA, Aker Solutions’ main owner. Røkke is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2016-2018.

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Koosum Kalyan

Director

Citizenship: South African
Shares: 0
Stock options: 0

 

Koosum Kalyan served as a Senior Business Development Manager of African Exploration Oil and Gas of Shell International Exploration from 2000 to 2008. Prior to joining Shell, Kalyan was Senior Economist at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and was an economist at the Electricity Commission of Victoria Melbourne Australia. Kalyan graduated in Bcom Law and Honours in Economics at the University of Durban and completed the Senior Executive Management Program at the London Business School and the Leadership Management Program at the Shell Leadership Training Center. She serves as non-executive Chairman of EdgoMerap (Pty) Ltd. She currently serves on the following boards as non-executive director: Mobile Telephone Networks Holding (MTN Group Ltd), Standard Bank Group, South African Bank Note Company, Petmin Mining Ltd, and Alternate Director at Hayleys Energy Services (Sri Lanka), and AOS Orwell. Kalyan has also lectured on the Africa Program at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School. Kaylan is a South African citizen. As of April 20, 2017, she holds no shares in the company and has no share options. She has been elected the period 2016-2018.

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Atle Teigland

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 8,751
Stock options: 0

 

Atle Teigland was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in October 2004. He also served on the boards of Aker ASA and Aker RGI for several years. Teigland is a group union representative for Aker Solutions on a full-time basis and has been employed by Aker Solutions since 1978. Teigland is a certified electrician. As of April 20, 2017, he holds 8,751 shares in the company and has no stock options. Teigland is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017-2019.

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Hilde Karlsen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 5,363
Stock options: 0

 

Hilde Karlsen was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in March 2011. She is a group union representative for Aker Solutions on a full-time basis and has been employed by Aker Solutions since 1992. Karlsen has held various positions at Aker Solutions and is now specialist engineer in the projects center. She was the employees representative of the Kværner Oil and Gas Board from 1993-2003. Karlsen has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Norway’s Narvik University College. As of April 20, 2017, she holds 5,363 shares in the company and has no stock options. Karlsen is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2017-2019.

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Oddvar Hølland

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 16,179
Stock options: 0

 

Oddvar Hølland was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in April 2017. He serves as deputy for employee-elected director Arild Håvik who will be on a leave of absence for the remainder of the election period. Hølland also serves on the board of Aker Pensjonskasse. He has been employed by Aker Solutions since 1986 and has been involved in local union work since 1991. Hølland is a sheet metal worker. As of April 20, 2017, he holds 16,179 shares in the company and has no stock options. Hølland is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2017-2019.

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