Management

Kjetel Digre

Chief Executive Officer

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Kjetel Digre was named CEO in August 2020. The Norwegian has extensive experience from the oil and gas industry, most recently in Aker BP as SVP Operations and Asset Development. Digre also worked 25 years in Equinor where he held several positions within project execution and field development, including SVP and Project Director for the Johan Sverdrup project. He holds an MSc with distinction in Subsea and Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Digre had no company shares or share options as of November 11, 2020.

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Idar Eikrem

Chief Financial Officer

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 200,567
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Idar Eikrem was named CFO in August 2020. The Norwegian has comprehensive experience from a variety of top management positions, including financial management and turn-around processes. Before joining Aker Solutions, he was executive vice president and CFO of Kvaerner. Eikrem’s experience also includes CFO roles at Aibel and Synenco Energy, and several positions in financial management for Norsk Hydro in Norway and Singapore. He is a state-authorized public accountant and holds an MSc in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Eikrem held, directly and through a privately owned company, 200,567 company shares and had no share options as of May 20, 2021.

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Marianne Hagen

Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Marianne Hagen was appointed head of sustainability and communications in March 2021. The Norwegian comes from an extensive career in politics, public affairs, communications, social responsibility and environmental issues. From 2017 to 2020, she was state secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hagen’s experience includes management positions at the Royal Court and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, as well as several board positions. She studied law and political science at the University of Oslo, Norway. Hagen had no company shares or share options as of March 15, 2021. Photo credit: Sturlason/Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Anders Hannevik

Executive Vice President, Customers and Strategy

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Anders Hannevik was appointed head of customers and strategy in November 2020. The Norwegian has extensive oil and gas experience having worked with several industry leading supply companies and consultancy firms, including Kvaerner, Neste, Fortum, PWC, Chevron, and most recently, Aker Energy. From 2007 to 2011, Hannevik was a special advisor for the Norwegian Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the development of a petroleum legislation in Sudan and South Sudan. He holds an MSc in civil engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Hannevik had no company shares or share options as of November 11, 2020.

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Kjetil Kristiansen

Executive Vice President, People and Organization

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Kjetil Kristiansen was appointed head of people and organization in August 2020. The Norwegian has more than 20 years of HR experience from different Aker companies, most recently as head of HR in Aker BP. He also worked in Aker ASA developing boards of directors and management teams across the Aker group, and in Aker Solutions as head of HR for the subsea business area. Kristiansen holds a degree in Clinical Psychology in addition to a BSc in Philosophy and Intellectual History from the University of Oslo, Norway. Kristiansen had no company shares or share options as of November 11, 2020.

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Fabio Távora

Interim Executive Vice President, Performance and Transformation

Dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian
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Fabio Távora was appointed interim head of performance and transformation in April 2021. He joined Aker Solutions in 2012 and has held various senior positions for the company’s subsea business in Brazil and the UK. Távora also has extensive experience from the automotive industry, running large manufacturing sites across Europe and South America. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil. Távora held 3,275 company shares and had no share options as of April 1, 2021.


Marte Mogstad

Executive Vice President, Engineering

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Marte Mogstad was appointed head of the engineering business in November 2020. The Norwegian joined Aker Solutions in 2005 and has since held a number of commercial and operational leadership roles. Prior to joining Aker Solutions, Mogstad was a management consultant and worked for Norwegian state-owned company, Petoro. She holds an MSc in mechanical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Mogstad held 397 company shares and had no share options as of November 11, 2020.

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Kenneth Simonsen

Interim Executive Vice President, Renewables

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Kenneth Simonsen was appointed interim head of the renewables business in February 2021. The Norwegian has held various management positions in the energy industry, including head of offshore wind in Aker Solutions and head of renewables in Kvaerner. Simonsen’s experience also includes several years in management consulting firms Arthur. D. Little and Booz & Company. He holds an MSc in industrial economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Simonsen held 77,640 company shares and had no share options as of May 20, 2021.

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Sturla Magnus

Executive Vice President, Topside and Facilities

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Sturla Magnus was appointed head of the topside and facilities business in November 2020. The Norwegian has extensive oil and gas experience having held corporate management roles at Skanska, Kvaerner, Aker Marine Contractors and AF Gruppen. He holds an MSc in engineering from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Magnus held 80,499 company shares and had no share options as of May 20, 2021.

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Linda Litlekalsøy Aase

Executive Vice President, Electrification, Maintenance and Modifications

Citizenship: Norwegian
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Linda Litlekalsøy Aase was appointed head of the electrification, maintenance and modifications business in November 2020. The Norwegian joined Aker Solutions in 2014 and has almost 20 years of industry experience. Litlekalsøy Aase has held a variety of leadership positions including head of Aker Solutions’ brownfield projects delivery center, and the maintenance, modifications and operations business in Norway. She holds an MSc in material technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has studied business economics and management accounting at the Norwegian School of Economics. Aase held 38,551 company shares and had no share options as of November 11, 2020.

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Maria Peralta

Executive Vice President, Subsea

Citizenship: Portuguese
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Maria Peralta was named head of the subsea business in November 2020. The Portuguese has lived in Brazil for more than 20 years, joining Aker Solutions in 2012. Peralta has more than two decades of oil and gas experience, including a strong background in the area of subsea and as country manager of Aker Solutions in Brazil. She holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Porto University (FEUP) in Portugal. Peralta held 7,824 company shares and had no share options as of November 11, 2020.

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