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Board members

Helene Odfjell, Chairman of the Board

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 University, Canada and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant in Bermuda and Ontario, Canada. He is currently the President and a Director of Pin High Limited, a company providing private client financial services and has extensive experience from previous and current board positions.ard positions. He was elected Director in 2007 


Susanne Munch Thore, Director

Susanne Munch Thore (born 1960) has a law degree (cand. jur.) from University of Oslo. In addition, she holds a Diploma of International Affairs from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna and a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Mrs. Munch Thore was until May 2018 a partner in Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and part of the firm's Corporate Finance and Tax group. Mrs. Munch Thore has also been Legal Officer at the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mrs. Munch Thore has assisted both foreign and Norwegian entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital market transactions including stock exchange listings, as well as transactions pertaining to company law and securities law. She also has extensive experience from various boards and is currently inter alia chair of Oslo Areal, a Norwegian real estate company.