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    Corporate Management

    Kjetil Gjersdal

    Chief Executive Officer

    Employed since 2000, appointed to the position as CEO of Odfjell Drilling AS in March 2022. Mr. Gjersdal holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine & Offshore technology from Ålesund University College. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the drilling and well industry. Since joining Odfjell Drilling, he has held various positions within Operations and Rig Management, such as Rig Manager, VP MODU Operations, SVP MODU International and EVP MODU.

    Frode Syslak

    Frode Syslak

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Syslak holds a master’s degree from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He joined Odfjell Drilling in 2005 and has broad capital markets experience from various roles within group finance. He held the position of Vice President Finance from 2011 until assuming his current role as Chief Financial Officer of Odfjell Drilling AS in March 2022.

    Jakob Korsgaard

    Chief Operating Officer

    Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Odfjell Drilling AS in February 2023. Mr. Korsgaard has a background from 30 years with Maersk Drilling and has broad experience within the global drilling industry, particularly in Norway, UK, Egypt and UAE, serving various management positions including HR, Commercial and Operational leadership positions.

    Diane Stephen

    General Manager

    Appointed General Manager for Odfjell Drilling Ltd. in 2021, following two years service in Odfjell Drilling. Ms. Stephen holds an MA Hons degree in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in oil and gas services. She has had several financial management positions in her career, including a period in the US. Prior to joining Odfjell Drilling, she worked as Finance Director of Petrofac in the UK. Ms. Stephen also has responsibility for Global Business Services in the UK.

    Michael Boysen Nielsen

    Michael Boysen Nielsen

    Chief Commercial Officer, Business Development

    Employed since 2015, appointed to current position in 2015. 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 more than 20 years’ experience in business development and marketing obtained whilst working for Maersk and Ocean Rig. Before joining Odfjell Drilling, Mr Nielsen was Senior Vice President, Contracts & Marketing of Ocean Rig.

    Janike A Myre

    Janike A. Myre

    Senior Vice President, QHSE

    Employed since 2002, appointed to current position in 2011. Ms. Myre is a business graduate from BI Norwegian Business School, and has completed master programs as well as executive management courses at BI. Ms. Myre has more than 33 years’ experience gained from leading positions in Gulf, Chevron, Sonat Offshore and Transocean.

    Kurt Werner Holsæter

    Kurt Werner Holsæter

    Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Employed since 2018, appointed to current position in 2018. Mr. Holsæter has a college education within innovation, IT and technology. He is a registered nurse of the national school of nursing and is an ex-Norwegian Army officer. Mr. Holsæter served 15 years in the army in various administrative and management positions. Prior to joining Odfjell Drilling, he was part of the management team in NOV Norway with strategic and operational responsibility for HR in Norway, Denmark and Poland.

    Håkon Klepsvik

    Håkon Klepsvik

    Chief Technology Officer

    Mr. Klepsvik was appointed CTO in March 2022 after serving as VP Asset Manager, responsible for the company’s fleet renewal and improvement program, for more than a decade. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the company in both the operations and technology management divisions. Mr. Klepsvik was educated in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.

    Cecilie Gjelsvik

    Cecilie Isdahl Gjelsvik

    General Counsel

    Ms. Gjelsvik holds a Master of Laws (LL.M./cand. jur.) from the University of Bergen. After graduating, Ms. Gjelsvik worked as a corporate lawyer for Advokatfirmaet Schjødt for seven years until joining Odfjell Drilling in 2012. She has broad experience within oil and gas law, contract law, general corporate law and M&A. Ms. Gjelsvik was appointed General Counsel of Odfjell Drilling in 2017.