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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 AS

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 476 190 shares in the Company and has options to acquire up to 960 000 additional common shares.


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Atle Sæbø, CFO Odfjell Drilling AS

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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Elisabeth Cecilie Haram, EVP Odfjell Energy

Ms. Haram (born 1978) holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Stavanger. She has held various management positions within Odfjell Drilling. such as Rig manager, Operations Manager Platform Drilling Norway and Vice President Odfjell Well Services Norway. Ms. Haram joined Odfjell drilling in 2004 and she has 16 years experience from the offshore oil industry.


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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, EVP Business Development

Michael Boysen Nielsen 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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George Taggart, EVP OWS

Mr Taggart (born 1966) has 29 years’ experience in the drilling systems and equipment industry and joined the company in October 2017. Prior to joining Odfjell Well Services Mr Taggart spent almost 20 years with Aker Solutions and MHWirth in business development, operations and regional management positions and on international assignments in UK, Norway, Caspian, USA and Middle East. Mr Taggart has technical qualifications in electrical & mechanical engineering.