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Board members


Carl-Erik Haavaldsen, Chairman of the Board

Carl-Erik Haavaldsen  (born 1951)  has a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Mr. Haavaldsen has held executive positions in companies within the commercial banking, investment banking and shipping industries. He has served as CEO for an Oslo securities firm as well as for a tanker shipping company previously listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mr. Haavaldsen has further extensive experience from previous and current board positions and is an experienced business advisor. Mr. Haavaldsen has been Chairman of  the Board since September 2013. Mr. Haavaldsen controls 19.047 shares in the Company.

Helene Odfjell, Director

Helene Odfjell (born 1965) has a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mrs. Odfjell has many years of experience in business and management and holds many board and management positions in the affiliates of the Company. Mrs. Odfjell has been Chairman of the Board for several periods over the last years. She was elected Director in September 2013. Mrs. Odfjell controls 142.000.000 shares in the Company.

Bengt Lie Hansen, Director

Bengt Lie Hansen (born 1948) has a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a Master of Law from the University in Oslo. Mr. Lie Hansen has 38 years of experience in the oil, gas and offshore industry. He has been head of division in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Vice President of Deminex Norway, Senior Vice President of Norsk Hydro, in charge of Finance, Commercial, Natural Gas and the Ormen Lange project. He has also served as President of Statoil Russia. He is currently a non-equity partner in the Norwegian law firm Selmer. Mr. Lie Hansen was elected Director in 2010.


Henry H. Hamilton III, Director

Henry H. Hamilton III (born 1959)  is currently Chairman of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS). He served as CEO of TGS from 1995 to June 2009. Mr. Hamilton began his career in Shell Offshore in 1995 before he moved to Schlumberger where he ultimately held the position of Vice President and General Manager for all seismic product lines in North and South America. He joined TGS as its CEO in 1995 and remained in the position following the 1998 merger with NOPEC International that led to the initial public listing for TGS. He was first elected as a Director of TGS in 1998 and its Chairman in 2009. He served as a director of Odfjell Offshore Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, from April 2011 to September 2011. He was elected Director in September 2013.


Kirk L. Davis, Director

Kirk L. Davis (born 1953) has a degree in accounting from Mt. Allison 2011 to September 2011. University, and is a Chartered Accountant of Bermuda and a Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario. He is currently the President and a Director of Pin High Limited, a company providing private client financial services. Mr. Davis has extensive experience from previous and current board positions. He was elected Director on 2007.