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 in 2003. As a corporate attorney he among other things worked with strategic and operational development, M&A and negotiations. Eriksen has held several board positions in different industries, including shipping, finance, asset management, offshore drilling, fisheries, media, trade and industry. Eriksen is currently chairman of the board in Aker BP ASA, Cognite AS, Aker Capital AS and Aker Kværner Holding AS, and board member of several companies, including Aker Energy AS, Akastor ASA, The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and The Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen). *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 2018-2020.

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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 as a non-executive director on the boards of Mobile Telephone Networks Holding (MTN Group Ltd) and Anglo American South Africa as well as being a senior advisor non-executive of BCG. 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 10, 2019, she holds no shares in the company and has no share options. She has been elected the period 2018-2020.

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Kristian Røkke

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian and U.S.
Shares: 0
Stock options: 0

 

Kristian Røkke has experience from offshore services and shipbuilding in several companies in the Aker group. Prior to assuming his current position as Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA, Kristian Røkke served as CEO of Akastor ASA, a publicly listed oil service investment company. Before that, he spent several years in various operational and executive roles at Philly Shipyard. He has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As of April 10, 2019, he holds no shares or stock options in Aker Solutions ASA. Røkke is both a Norwegian and U.S. citizen. He has been elected for the period 2018-2020.

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Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

Director

Citizenship: Danish
Shares: 25,000
Stock options: 0

 

Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen has more than 35 years of international business experience including several years within the shipping and offshore industries. She served as Chief Financial Officer of J. Lauritzen shipping company for 18 years and has been the chairperson of the Danish committee on corporate governance. She has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School. Aagaard-Svendsen is a board professional with extensive board experience. Her current directorships include the boards of DNV GL, Prosafe and West of England, for all of which she serves as the chairperson of the audit committee. As of April 10, 2019, she holds 25,000 shares, but no stock options in Aker Solutions ASA. Aagaard-Svendsen is a Danish citizen. She has been elected for the period 2018-2020.

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Henrik O. Madsen

Director

Citizenship: Danish
Shares: 0
Stock options: 0

 

Henrik O. Madsen has worked more than 25 years for DNV/DNV GL in a number of scientific research and management positions, and served as the President and CEO of the company from 2006 to 2015. He holds a PhD in civil and structural engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, where he also serves as adjunct professor. In 2002, he was appointed a technology pioneer by the United States Offshore Energy Center’s Technology Hall of Fame. Madsen is currently the chairperson of the Norwegian Research Council. He has published several books and papers on structural safety and reliability. As of April 10, 2019, he holds no shares or stock options in Aker Solutions ASA. Madsen is a Danish citizen. He has been elected for the period 2018-2020.

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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 10, 2019, 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 2019-2021.

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Hilde Karlsen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 8,163
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 July 19, 2019, she holds 8,163 shares in the company and has no stock options. Karlsen is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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Audun Bråthen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 3,053
Stock options: 0

 

Audun Bråthen was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in April 2019. He is a senior process engineer and has been working in various greenfield projects since joining Aker Solutions in 2008. Bråthen holds an MSc in engineering and ICT from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. As of April 10, 2019, he holds 3,053 shares in the company and has no stock options. Bråthen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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