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Corporate management


Odfjell Drilling’s corporate management team has been assembled to provide the firm with the optimum combination of relevant skills, business acumen and extensive industry experience.


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Simen Lieungh, CEO Odfjell Drilling

Mr. Lieungh (born 1960) was appointed CEO of Odfjell Drilling in 2010. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University in Trondheim (NTNU). He has held various senior management positions in the oil and gas industry and was previously CEO of Aker Solutions. Mr Lieungh holds 952.381 shares in the Company.


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Atle Sæbø, CFO

Mr. Sæbø (born 1956) holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He has previously held key positions within Fred. Olsen Offshore, Geco and Nevi Corporate. Mr. Sæbø began working with Odfjell Drilling in 1993.


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Kjetil Gjersdal, EVP MODU

Mr. Gjersdal (born 1970) has 20 years experience in the drilling and well industry. After joining Odfjell Drilling in 2000, he has held various positions within Operations Management, such as Rig manager, Operations Manager and SVP MODU International. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine & Offshore technology from Ålesund University College.


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Tommy Johnsen, EVP Odfjell Well Services

Mr. Johnsen (born 1969) has 16 years’ experience in drilling and oilfield services. He has previous held the position as General Manager for Malm Orstad, before taking up the position as regional manager for Odfjell Drilling in the Middle East. Mr. Johnsen joined Odfjell Drilling in 2006


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Ole Fredrik Maier, EVP Platform Drilling

Mr. Maier (born 1967) holds a Bachelor degree in engineering and finance & administration from Vestfold University College, Norway. He has held various offshore positions in the drilling industry and held the position as regional manager in the UK since 2012. Mr. Maier joined Odfjell Drilling in 2002.


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Janike A. Myre, SVP QHSE

Mrs. Myre (born 1962) is a business graduate from the Norwegian Business School (BI), where she has completed Master programs, as well as executive management courses. Mrs. Myre has more than 28 years experience from leading positions in Gulf, Chevron, Sonat Offshore and Transocean. She has been with Odfjell Drilling since 2002. Mrs Myre holds 3.454 shares in the company.


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Jone Torstensen, EVP Chief of Staff

Mr. Torstensen (born 1961) is educated in Business Administration at Stavanger University College and the University of Bergen. During 18 years with Aker Kværner and Aker Solutions Mr. Torstensen held various management positions in finance, project management and business development. Mr. Torstensen joined Odfjell Drilling in 2012.


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Michael Boysen Nielsen, Chief Commercial Officer & EVP

Michael Boysen Nielsen (born 1967) holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School and exams in Strategy and Management from IMD Business School and London Business School. He has worked more than 20 years as business development and marketing professional in Maersk and Ocean Rig. Before joining Odfjell Drilling in 2015, Michael Boysen Nielsen was Senior vice president, Contracts & Marketing of Ocean Rig.


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Hilde Førland, SVP HR

Ms. Førland (born 1971) holds a Cand. Mag. Degree in Administration & Org. Science from the University of Bergen, a master degree in Management from Norwegian Business School BI and also executive leadership program ("Solstrandprogrammet") from NHH Norwegian School of Economics. She has worked 19 years in the Company and has extensive experience within HR, organizational development and leadership development.