Management

Kjetel Digre

Chief Executive Officer

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 0
Stock options: 0

 

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 stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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Idar Eikrem

Chief Financial Officer

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 0
Stock options: 0

 

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 had no company shares or stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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Egil Boyum

Chief Transformation Officer

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 4,198
Stock options: 0

 

Egil Boyum was appointed chief transformation officer in August 2020. The Norwegian has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has held several top management positions in Aker Solutions, including as EVP and head of the Greenfield Projects and Product delivery centers. He graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering. Boyum held 4,198 company shares and had no stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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Kjetil Kristiansen

Executive Vice President, People and Organization

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 0
Stock options: 0

 

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. He had no company shares or stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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Mark Riding

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Citizenship: British
Shares: 32,006
Stock options: 0

 

Mark Riding was appointed head of strategy in November 2016. The Briton joined Aker Solutions in 2011 and has more than 30 years of oil industry experience, much of it in international management posts in Schlumberger, but most recently as chief of strategic marketing and organizational development in Aker Solutions. He has a BSc in mining engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK. Riding held 32,006 company shares and had no stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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Knut Nyborg

Executive Vice President, Front End and Customer Management

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 1,594
Stock options: 0

 

Knut Nyborg was appointed head of the front end delivery center in May 2017, and head of the customer management delivery center in August 2020. The Norwegian joined Aker Solutions more than 25 years ago and has held positions in different parts of the company, including as vice president for power and process, as well as tender manager for the Åsgard subsea compression project. Nyborg's experience also includes nearly 10 years of work on topside newbuilds and modification projects. He holds a MSc in mechanical engineering degree from NTNU in Norway. Nyborg held 1,594 company shares and had no stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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Maria Peralta

Executive Vice President, Products and Subsea Lifecycle Services

Citizenship: Portuguese
Shares: 7,824
Stock options: 0

 

Maria Peralta was named head of the products delivery center in July 2019, and head of the subsea lifecycle services delivery center in August 2020. The Portuguese has lived in Brazil for 21 years, joining Aker Solutions in 2012. Peralta has more than 20 years 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 stock options as of August 1, 2020. 

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Linda Litlekalsøy Aase

Executive Vice President, Brownfield Projects

Citizenship: Norwegian
Shares: 38,551
Stock options: 0

 

Linda Litlekalsøy Aase was appointed head of the brownfield projects delivery center in October 2018. The Norwegian joined Aker Solutions in April 2014 and has almost 20 years of industry experience, from technical management to a variety of leadership positions, including head of Aker Solutions’ maintenance, modifications and operations business in Norway. She holds a MSc in material technology from NTNU, and has studied business economics and management accounting at NHH. Aase held 38,551 company shares and had no stock options as of August 1, 2020.

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