Board

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Per Arne Jensen – Chairman of the Board

Senior Partner Energy Ventures
 
Per Arne Jensen has 25 years of industry experience, and has through most of these worked in international markets with internationalization, M&A, technological development and growth.
 
From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Jensen was the CEO of porcelain manufacturer Figgjo, where he headed the company´s business turnaround and global expansion. Prior to Figgjo, he was Vice President of IT company Computer Advances Group ASA (CAG), where he led strategic development, acquisitions, the IPO work and investor relations.
 
Mr. Jensen began his career with IRIS, the internationally renowned oil & gas research institute, where he worked on new technology and software for drilling & well applications. He has also worked for Statoil and Western Geco on software development within the reservoir and G&G space.
 
Mr. Jensen has previously held positions as Chairman of the Board for the Norwegian Design Council and Chairman of the Board for the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture.
 
Education: M.Sc. Strategy and Finance from NHH and M.Sc. Software Development from NTNU
 
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Øyvind Mikaelsen – Member of the Board

Executive Vice President Southern Hemisphere and Global Projects Business – Subsea7
 
Mr Mikaelsen was appointed to become a member of the Executive Management Team in his capacity as Executive Vice President - Southern Hemisphere and Global Projects, with effect from 1st January 2015.
 
Mr Mikaelsen began his career in the oil and gas industry with Kvaerner Rosenberg A/S in 1988.  He then moved to Norske Shell before joining Subsea 7 in 1992 where he held a variety of positions until he was appointed Vice President Subsea Construction product line in 2001, based in Aberdeen.
 
In 2003, Mr Mikaelsen was appointed Vice President of the Northern Europe and Canada Region and, in 2009, Senior VP for Subsea 7 Asia and Middle East and Northern Europe and Canada.  In 2011, he became Senior Vice President for the combined region of North Sea, Mediterranean and Canada.
 
Mr Mikaelsen has held various directorships including with the OLF, the Norwegian Oil Industry Association, and has served as a member of the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) advisory board since 2007.
 
Mr Mikaelsen holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Trondheim in Norway. 
 
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Åge Landro – Member of the Board

Independent Oil & Gas advisor
 
Mr. Landro has more than 15 years of experience from the oil and gas industry with experience from various segments within oil & gas, such as Maintenance, Modification and Operations, Production and from Contracted Drilling Management and reservoir management services.

Mr. Landro began his career with Kvaerner Oil & Gas in 2001 and moved on to AGR Group in 2004 where he held a number of senior management positions during his 11 years with the company. Most recently he was the CEO for AGR Group ASA. From 2004 and onwards, AGR Group was developed into a provider of a wide range of services to the global oil and gas industry.

During the time in AGR Mr Landro was involved in most aspects in the development and transformation of the business such as; strategic development, M&A, internationalization and finally the sale of the various businesses within the company to current owners. In total Mr Landro has been responsible for transactions valued at more than NOK 3,6 billion.

Mr. Landro holds a B.Sc. Sivil Engineering from Høgskolen i Bergen.
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Espen Strøm – Member of the Board

Investment Manager Energy Ventures
 
Espen Strøm has 10 years of industry experience. Mr. Strøm has extensive experience in identifying and investing in growth companies within the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Energy Ventures in 2008, he worked as a financial analyst with ExxonMobil where he was responsible for analysis and reporting of operating and capital expenditures on the NCS.
 
Education: MSc in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA/AFA) from NHH.

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WellConnection Group is the leading company within inspection, maintenance and repair services for drilling and subsea equipment on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. 

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