Board of directors
The Board of Directors consists of:
Anette S. Olsen (b. 1956), Chairman.
Ms. Olsen has been the Chairman of the Board since the inception of the Company in 1997. Since 1994 Ms. Olsen has been the sole proprietor of Fred. Olsen & Co. – which is in charge of the management of the stock listed companies Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, where Ms. Olsen holds the position as Managing Director. Ms. Olsen holds chairman and ordinary board positions with a number of companies, amongst others with First Olsen Ltd., Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd., Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd., Timex Corporation and NHST Media Group AS. Ms. Olsen holds a BA in Business Organization and an MBA. Ms. Olsen is a Norwegian citizen, resident in Oslo, Norway.
Agnar Gravdal (b. 1941), Director.
Mr. Gravdal became a Director of the Board in May 2007. He is currently working as independent consultant after being CEO at the Rosenberg Yard from 2003-2007. In addition, he has many years of experience from CEO positions within various companies in the Kværner group, Aker group and Umoe group as well as from development and design of advanced LNG ships. He holds positions within several boards, including chairman of the board in Sway AS and Lyse Produksjon AS and board member in Fred. Olsen Production, Scanfuel AS and Inwind AS. He holds a Master Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from NTNU 1968. Mr. Gravdal is a Norwegian citizen, resident in Stavanger, Norway.
Cecilie B. Heuch (b. 1965), Director.
Ms. Heuch became a Director of the Board in 2007. She is presently Chief Human Resource Officer in Det norske Veritas. Ms Heuch has previously worked for Norsk Hydro in the fertilizer division (now Yara), in Hydro Aluminium and in Corporate staff. She has had several positions within economic and market analysis, strategy and business development. Ms. Heuch graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She has a MSc from London School of Economics and a Business diploma from Henley Management College. Ms. Heuch is a Norwegian citizen, resident in Bærum, Norway.
Jan Peter Valheim (b. 1951), Director.
Mr. Valheim became a Director of the Board in May 2007 after he resigned from the position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company and joined Fred. Olsen & Co. as CFO. Prior to joining Fred. Olsen Energy ASA in 2002, Mr. Valheim had previously held positions in Scribona AB, PC Lan ASA, Saga Petroleum ASA and Fearnley Finans AS. Mr. Valheim is a graduate from BI Norwegian School of Management. He is a Norwegian citizen, resident in Bærum, Norway.
Richard Olav Aa (b.1966), Director.
Mr. Aa became a Director of the Board in October 2016 after joining Fred. Olsen & Co. as CFO. Prior to joining Fred. Olsen & Co., Mr Aa held positions as CFO of the Telenor Group, Investment Director of Arendals Fossekompani ASA, CEO of Norsk Vekst ASA, CFO and other functions within Elkem ASA and Senior VP business development of Bertel O.Steen AS. He has further experience both as chairman and board member from numerous boards in Norway and internationally. Mr. Aa graduated as Siviløkonom from NHH in Bergen in 1990. He is a Norwegian citizen, resident in Bærum, Norway.