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 December 31, 2021, 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 2021-2023.


Øyvind Eriksen

Deputy Chairman

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 Holding AS, Aker Horizons ASA, Aker Property Group AS, C4IR Ocean, the VI Foundation and REV Ocean AS. He is a board member of several companies, including Aker BioMarine ASA, Aker Energy AS, Aker Mainstream Renewables 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 2021-2023.

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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 in Aker ASA, The Resource Group TRG AS and TRG Holding AS. He is also a board member of several companies in which Aker ASA holds a significant ownership stake, including Aker BP, Ocean Yield ASA, Aker BioMarine ASA, Aker Property Group AS, Aker Energy AS, Aker Horizons AS, Aker Offshore Wind AS, Aize Holding, Cognite AS, Seetee Topco AS, REV Ocean AS, and Rec Silicon ASA. *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 2021-2023.


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 April 7, 2022, 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 2021-2023.

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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 April 7, 2022, 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 2022-2024.


Elisabeth Tørstad

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 2,000
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Elisabeth Tørstad (born 1965) is CEO of Asplan Viak AS since March 2019. Prior to this she has more than 15 years of experience from leadership positions in DNV, where she also was part of the Executive Board and Council in DNV from 2010 to 2019. Tørstad holds a cand.scient. degree in structural physics from the University of Oslo, and also degrees in civil engineering from Oslo Ingeniørhøyskole and business administration from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). She has served on several boards and committees, including in Hexagon Composites, SINTEF and DigitalNorway. Tørstad is currently member of the board of trustees of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. As of May 30, 2022, she holds 2,000 shares in Aker Solutions ASA and has no stock options. Tørstad is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2022-2024. Photo credit: Nina Rangøy.


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 April 7, 2022, 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 2022-2024.


Hilde Karlsen

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 30,506
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Hilde Karlsen (born 1967) 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 June 20, 2022, Karlsen and related parties hold 30,506 shares in the company and have no share options. Karlsen is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2021-2023.

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Tommy Angeltveit

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 5,754
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Tommy Angeltveit (born 1965) was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in April 2021. He has worked as a service technician at Aker Solutions' subsea lifecycle services (SLS) business in Norway since 2003. Angeltveit is deputy group union representative for Aker Solutions on a full-time basis. He was previously manager for Industry Energy section 47 and has served as employee representative on the boards of Aker ASA and Aker Subsea AS. Angeltveit has occupational education as a service electronics engineer. As of April 7, 2022, he holds 5,754 shares in Aker Solutions ASA and has no stock options. Angeltveit is a Norwegian citizen. He has been elected for the period 2021-2023.

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Line Småge Breidablikk

Director

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 1,690
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Line Småge Breidablikk (born 1985) was elected by the employees of Aker Solutions to the board of directors in April 2021. She has been employed by Aker Solutions and Kvaerner since 2012. Breidablikk has worked in various projects and is currently a senior engineer. On a part-time basis she has served as local union representative at Kværner Stord from 2013, as local union chair since 2016 and a group union representative from 2019 to 2021. Breidablikk holds an MSc in marine technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. As of June 20, 2022, she holds 1,690 shares in Aker Solutions ASA and has no share options. Breidablikk is a Norwegian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2021-2023.

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