Board of directors
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.
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.
Thomas Marsoner, Director
Thomas Marsoner (born 1960) holds a doctorate in Law from the University of Vienna, Austria, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York. Mr Marsoner has over 30 years of experience in Investment Banking, having worked at S. G. Warburg, Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He has extensive knowledge of M&A advisory and financing matters in a number of industries, including but not limited to, Financial Institutions, Retailing and Energy. He is Chief Executive of M&M Capital Ltd, an M&A advisory boutique he controls together with an Italian partner.
Alasdair Shiach, Director
Alasdair Shiach (born 1956) has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Robert Gordon’s University (formerly RGIT) in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr Shiach has 38 years of international experience in the Oilfield Service sector having worked for Dresser Industries and then Baker Hughes Inc. Prior to his retirement in May 2016, Mr Shiach held senior executive leadership positions at Baker Hughes, including President of the Drilling Fluids product line, President of the Russia Caspian region as well as assignments in USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Norway. Mr Shiach is also on the Board of Welltec International.