Board of Directors

Leif-Arne Langøy

Chairman

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 159,426
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Leif-Arne Langøy (born 1956) has gained senior executive experience from several companies, including as President & CEO of Aker Yards and Aker ASA. Langøy has extensive experience as the chairman of non-executive boards from a number of different industrial companies. He is currently chairman of the board for Sparebanken Møre and deputy chairman of both The Resource Group TRG AS and TRG Holding AS. From 2011 to 2020 he was chairman of the board for DNV GL Group AS. Langøy holds an MSc in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. As of November 11, 2020, he holds 159,426 shares in the company through a privately owned company and has no share options. Langøy is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2020-2021.


Kjell Inge Røkke

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Kjell Inge Røkke (born 1958) has been a driving force in the development of Aker since the 1990s. Røkke launched his business career with the purchase of a 69-foot trawler in the United States in 1982, and gradually built a leading worldwide fisheries business. In 1996, the Røkke-controlled company, RGI, purchased enough Aker shares to become Aker’s largest shareholder, and later merged RGI with Aker. Røkke is chairman of the board of Aker ASA and director of a number of companies in which Aker ASA holds a significant ownership stake, including Aker BP, Ocean Yield, Aker BioMarine, Aker Horizons, Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Energy. *While Røkke holds no shares or stock options directly in Aker Solutions, he has an indirect ownership interest in the company through his investment company The Resource Group TRG AS and subsidiaries, and which holds approximately 68 percent of the shares in Aker ASA, Aker Solutions’ main owner. Røkke is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2020-2021.


Øyvind Eriksen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Øyvind Eriksen (born 1964) is President & CEO of Aker ASA, which is the main shareholder of Aker Solutions. Eriksen holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. He joined Norwegian law firm BAHR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and a director/chairman in 2003. As a corporate attorney he among other things worked with strategic and operational development, M&A and negotiations. Eriksen has held several board positions in different industries, including shipping, finance, asset management, offshore drilling, fisheries, media, trade and industry. Eriksen is currently chairman of the board in Aker BP ASA, Cognite AS, Aker Capital AS, Aker Kværner Holding AS, Aker Horizons, C4IR Ocean and REV Ocean Inc. He is a board member of several companies, including Aker Energy AS, Aker Carbon Capture AS, The Resource Group TRG AS, TRG Holding AS and the Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen). Eriksen is also member of the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution global network advisory board. *While Eriksen holds no shares or share options in Aker Solutions directly, he has an ownership interest through his holding of 219,072 shares in Aker ASA and 0.20 percent of the shares in TRG Holding AS through a privately owned company. Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2020-2021.

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Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

Director

Citizenship: Danish
Shares: 90,000
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Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen has more than 35 years of international business experience including several years within the shipping and offshore industries. She served as Chief Financial Officer of J. Lauritzen shipping company for 18 years and has been the chairperson of the Danish committee on corporate governance. She has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School. Aagaard-Svendsen is a board professional with extensive board experience. Her current directorships include the boards of DNV GL, Prosafe, Seadrill and West of England, for all of which she serves as the chairperson of the audit committee. As of November 11, 2020, she holds 90,000 shares in the company and has no share options. Aagaard-Svendsen is a Danish citizen. She has been elected for the period 2020-2021.

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Lone Fønss Schrøder

Director

Citizenship: Danish
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Lone Fønss Schrøder (born 1960) is CEO of Concordium AG, a global provider of blockchain technologies and founder of Caseworks, a Swiss-based bank fintech provider. She is vice-chair of Volvo Cars AB and chair of the audit committee, director of and chair of the audit committee in Akastor ASA, and director of Geely Sweden Holdings AB. She has held several senior management and CEO positions in the A.P. Møller-Maersk group and became CEO and president of Wallenius Lines AB in 2005. Fønss Schrøder has board experience from Kværner ASA, Eukor Inc, Vattenfall AB, Yara ASA, Valmet OY and others. Fønss Schrøder holds an MSc in law from the University of Copenhagen and an MSc in economics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. As of November 11, 2020, she holds no shares in the company and has no share options. Fønss Schrøder is a Danish citizen. She has been elected for the period 2020-2021.


Thorhild Widvey

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Thorhild Widvey (born 1956) was Minister of culture from 2013 to 2015 and Minster of Petroleum and Energy from 2004 to 2005. Widvey was state secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2004 and in the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries from 2002 to 2003. Prior to this she was a Member of Parliament (Stortinget) from 1989 to 1997, representing Høyre (the Conservative Party of Norway). Widvey has extensive experience as a director of the board for companies within the energy sector. Her current directorships include serving as chairperson of Statkraft AS and director of Solstad Offshore AS. She has previously held a number of board positions, including in Hitec Vision AS, ENI Norway AS, Bjørge ASA, Aker Drilling ASA and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard AS. As of November 11, 2020, she holds no shares in the company and has no share options. Widvey is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2020-2021.


Jan Arve Haugan

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 159,439
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Jan Arve Haugan (born 1957) started his professional career in the Norwegian construction company F. Selmer (now Skanska) and worked as project consultant in Terra Mar Project Management before he joined the Norwegian industrial conglomerate Norsk Hydro as chief engineer in 1991. He served in several leading positions in Hydro’s oil and gas projects and operations as well as in Hydro’s aluminium business. Haugan was President & CEO of Kvaerner ASA from 2011 to 2018, when he stepped down to assume the role as CEO of Aker Energy AS. Haugan holds an MSc in construction management from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. As of November 11, 2020, Haugan and related parties hold 159,439 shares in the company and have no share options. Haugan is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2020-2021.


Oddvar Hølland

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 13,941
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Oddvar Hølland was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in April 2017. Hølland also serves on the board of Aker Pensjonskasse. He has been employed by Aker Solutions since 1986 and has been involved in local union work since 1991. Hølland is a sheet metal worker. As of November 11, 2020, he holds 13,941 shares in the company and has no share options. Hølland is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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Hilde Karlsen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 27,350
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Hilde Karlsen was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in March 2011. She is a group union representative for Aker Solutions on a full-time basis and has been employed by Aker Solutions since 1992. Karlsen has held various positions at Aker Solutions and is now specialist engineer in the projects center. She was the employees representative of the Kværner Oil and Gas Board from 1993-2003. Karlsen has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Norway’s Narvik University College. As of November 11, 2020, Karlsen and related parties holds 27,350 shares in the company and have no share options. Karlsen is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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Audun Bråthen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 5,656
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Audun Bråthen was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in April 2019. He is a senior process engineer and has been working in various greenfield projects since joining Aker Solutions in 2008. Bråthen holds an MSc in engineering and ICT from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. As of November 11, 2020, he holds 5,656 shares in the company and has no share options. Bråthen is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2019-2021.

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