Det norske adds new members to its board

Norwegian oil exploration and development company, Det norske oljeselskap, has elected new members to the Board of Directors.

Øyvind Eriksen is a new Chairman of the Board, and Trond Brandsrud a new member of the Board.

Sverre Skogen has resigned from his duty as Chairman of the Board, and Jørgen C. Arentz Rostrup has at the same time resigned from his duty as member of the Board. Gro Kielland is re-elected as member of the Board for two years.

“Both Skogen and Rostrup have done a great and important job for Det norske through a time where the company has been transformed from a small Exploration Company to a fully-fledged E&P Company,” says Øyvind Eriksen.

Øyvind Eriksen, born 1964, is President and CEO of Aker ASA and holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. He joined the law firm BAHR in 1990, where he became a partner in 1996 and director/chairman from 2003.

Eriksen is chairman of Aker Solutions ASA and Aker Kværner Holding, and director of several companies, including The Resource Group TRG, TRG Holding and Reitangruppen.

Trond Brandsrud, born 1958, is a CFO in Lindorff, and holds a master’s degree from Norwegian School of Economics. Until 2015, Brandsrud was CFO of Aker ASA, he has been CFO in Seadrill, and he has held several leading financial positions in Shell, both in Norway and globally. Brandsrud has experience as director of several private held and listed companies.

Emil Brustad-Nilsen, born 1981, was elected as deputy member of the Board. He is Investment Manager in Aker ASA.

In addition, Gudmund Evju and Kristin Gjertsen were replaced with Lone Olstad and Bjørn Thore Ribesen as employee representatives in the Board.

Terje Solheim will continue as employee representative in the Board. Aage Ertsgaard, Kristin Gjertsen and Ifor Roberts were elected as deputy members to the Board for the employee representatives.

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