The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for the daily management and the operations of the Company. The CEO is not a member of the Board of Directors.
The executive management consists of:
Ivar Brandvold, Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Brandvold joined the company in September 2009, and was appointed President and Chief
Executive Officer as of November 2009. Before joining the company, Mr. Brandvold held the position as Chief Operating Officer of DNO International ASA. He previously has 23 years of experience from Norsk Hydro ASA, of which he has held a number of positions within the company’s oil and gas activities, including the overall responsibility for Norsk Hydro’s global drilling operations from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Brandvold has a Master of Science degree from The Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Mr. Brandvold is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Bergen, Norway.
Hjalmar Krogseth Moe, Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Moe has been Chief Financial Officer since June 2007. Mr. Moe joined Fred. Olsen Energy ASA in January 2005 as Financial Manager, and has previously held positions in Aros Securities and A. Sundvall ASA/Kaupthing ASA. Mr. Moe is a graduate from BI Norwegian School of Management. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bærum, Norway.
Johan Finnestad, acting Managing Director, Dolphin Drilling Ltd. and Dolphin Drilling AS.
Mr. Finnestad has been Executive Vice President Operation for Dolphin AS since 2001, including Managing Director for Dolphin Drilling Ltd. from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Finnestad joined Dolphin AS in 1984 and was a member of the management in Dolphin AS since 1996. Mr. Finnestad is a graduate from Technical School in Stavanger and holds all drilling related certificates. Mr. Finnestad is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Stavanger.
Gunnar Koløen, Managing Director, Dolphin Drilling Pte Ltd.
Mr. Koløen was appointed Managing Director of Dolphin Drilling Pte Ltd in July 2014. He first joined the Company in July 2011 as CFO. He has previously held positions in the Awilco Offshore Group (later known as China Oilfied Services Limited), Gram Car Carriers and KPMG. Mr Koløen holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and qualified as a state authorised public accountant from Norway. Mr. Koløen is a Norwegian citizen, and resides in Singapore.
Robert J Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Harland and Wolff Group Plc.
Mr. Cooper was appointed CEO of Harland and Wolff Group PLC in February 2003. Prior to that he held the position as financial director in the Harland and Wolff Group from 1993. Mr. Cooper joined the Company in 1983 as a trainee accountant, and after completing his ICMA professional examinations he held a number of positions within the finance department. Mr. Cooper is a UK citizen and resides in Belfast, Northern Ireland.