Chairman of the Board
Eystein Eriksrud is the Deputy CEO of the Siem Industries Group. He is chairman of Siem Offshore Inc. and a director of Subsea 7 S.A., Siem Kapital AS, Siem Capital UK Ltd. and Siem Europe Sarl.
Prior to joining Siem Industries in October 2011, Eystein Eriksrud was partner of the Norwegian law firm Wiersholm Mellbye & Bech since 2005 working as a business lawyer with an internationally oriented practice in mergers and acquisitions, company law and securities law, particularly in the shipping, offshore and oil service sectors. He was Group Company Secretary of the Kvaerner Group from 2000-2002 and served as Group General Counsel of the Siem Industries Group from 2002-2005. He has served on the boards of Privatbanken ASA and Tinfos AS as well as a number of other boards. He is a Norwegian citizen.
Petter Soininen is currently Partner at RWC Partners and Co-Head of the RWC European Focus Fund. He has been responsible for the RWC European Focus Fund since February 2009 and oversees and manages all engagement activities with companies in the fund’s portfolio. Previously, Petteri Soininen worked as strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in both Europe and the US. He has over 16 years of experience in collaborating with top management to design and implement change programs including major transformations to deliver sustainable shareholder value.
Petteri holds a M.Sc. (with distinction) in Industrial Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. Petteri is a Finnish citizen.
Stig Eide Sivertsen
Stig Eide Sivertsen has extensive management experience gained from a number of senior positions. He served as chief financial officer of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) from 1993 to 1996, following a four-year period in the same role for Schibsted AS. He founded Nettavisen in 1996 before joining Telenor ASA where he was a member of the global executive management team for more than ten years, among other as chief executive officer of Telenor Broadcast Holding AS. Mr Sivertsen has served on a number of boards, including several listed companies.
Guro Høyaas Løken
Guro Høyaas Løken has a Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Technology from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in Trondheim, Norway. She is currently the VP of Engineering and Technology with the company EMAS AMC As. Høyaas Løken has a broad managerial experience and substantial international experience. She worked for Aker Marine Contractors, Aker Engineering and Technip for more than 14 years, including as a Global Vessel and Asset manager. She has strong technical skills from the offshore industry with tasks ranging from deep-water platform & mooring design to installation planning and execution.
Johan Kr. Mikkelsen
Johan Kr. Mikkelsen is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Perestroika AS. Johan has 40 years’ experience from Norsk Hydro and Statoil. He entered the oil and gas industry at the Mongstad refinery in 1974 as process engineer and a couple of years later as Production Manager at the refinery. In 1983 he moved on as Production Director for Oseberg field and in 1992 as SVP for Norsk Hydro drilling. In 2000 he continued as SVP for Oseberg asset and in 2003 as SVP for the Troll asset. In 2005 he became Country manager for Norsk Hydro Canada before he moved on as Peregrino Project Director and later Production Director for the Peregrino field in Brasil. In 2012 he returned to Norway as VP for the Statoil Subsea Improvement Project until early 2014 when he retired from Statoil.
Johan Kr Mikkelsen holds a Master degree from NTH from 1973 in Industrial Chemistry and a Master degree in Chemical Engeneering from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1979.
Mimi K. Berdal currently runs an independent legal and corporate counseling business. She holds a Cand.Jur (law) degree from the University of Oslo and is admitted to the Norwegian Bar Association.
Mimi Berdal is also member of the Board of Directors of the listed companies REC Solar ASA and Itera ASA, in addition to Gassco AS.
Tone Østensen is partner at the leading Norwegian law firm Wiersholm. She has broad experience from equity capital transactions including IPO’s, public and private placements, mergers, demergers, take-overs and general M & A. Tone joined Wiersholm in 1997 and has been partner since 2000. Prior to this, she has been a lawyer at Oslo Stock Exchange and the law firm Bugge, Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen.
Tone holds a Cand.jur (law) degree from the University of Oslo from 1986.
Svein Ellingsrud has an MSc (1986) and a PhD (1990) in physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He joined Statoil in Trondheim in 1992 as a research scientist focusing on petrophysics, rock physics, geophysics and electromagnetic techniques. Svein was the project manager from 1997 for the internal Statoil project that later became the background for establishing EMGS. In 2002, Svein joined EMGS as one of its founders and became vice president for research and development. He had responsibility for all technology development within EMGS until May 2008. Svein was also chief technology officer from 2007 until May 2008. After one and a half years as an executive adviser to KMS Technologies, Inc., Svein rejoined EMGS in late 2009. Currently, he is the technical director of EMGS’s multi-client business unit. Svein has also served on several boards, including those of KMS Technologies and Sensor Developments AS.
Christel Brønstad graduated with a BSc in multimedia systems from London Guildhall University, UK, in 2002 and has worked at EMGS since 2003. She has had roles in various EMGS departments, including administration, sales and marketing, and acquisition, and is currently working in the EMGS training centre.
Deputy board member
Lodve Berre received a master of science in environmental physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim in 2003. After graduation, he was a co-founder and system designer at MIVU Solutions, until he joined EMGS in May 2006 as a field geophysicist. Lodve has been a senior scientist in the geoscience department since November 2010 but has also held positions in geophysical support and software engineering at EMGS.
Deputy board member
Magni Hofstad studied accounting at Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, and BI Norwegian Business School, Trondheim. While she was employed at KL Regnskap Rosten AS, she worked on the accounts for EMGS from January 2004. Magni joined EMGS in 2006, and was appointed as its accounting manager in July 2007.