Christiaan A. Vermeijden, Chief Executive Officer

Christiaan A. Vermeijden comes from the position as Global Offshore Geotechnical Director of Fugro N.V., where he was part of the Executive Management Team. Vermeijden has worked for Fugro since 2000 in several challenging management positions around the world, and brings with him extensive international experience and knowledge of the oil and gas service industry. He holds a Master in Science (MSc) degree in Physical Geography from the University of Amsterdam and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotterdam School of Management.



Hege A. Veiseth, Chief Financial Officer

Hege has worked for EMGS since 2007 and has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of EMGS since 1 January 2016. Prior to becoming the CFO, Hege was Group Finance Manager of the company. Before joining EMGS, she worked as an auditor for EY for 7 years, including as auditor for EMGS. Hege has a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and a MSc in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian Business School (BI).


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David Neser, Executive Director

David Neser has more than 20 years of experience in operations management, sales, business development and new product development. Before accepting the position as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer at EMGS, he worked at Schlumberger where he managed the engineering team responsible for developing the company’s marine and land seismic products globally. From 2007 to 2009, David managed all operational aspects of Schlumberger’s marine seismic vessels in the Asia Pacific region. David completed a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of South Australia and earned a master's degree in information technology systems at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Anette Mellbye, Chief Legal Counsel

Anette Mellbye has been the Chief Legal Counsel of EMGS since 2008, Before joining EMGS Anette Mellbye was a lawyer with the law firm Selmer. She had previously worked for B. Skaugen Shipping AS and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now J.P. Morgan). Most of her work experience has been related to the shipping and offshore industries. Anette holds a law degree from the University of Oslo, Norway, and a degree in business administration from HEC-Lausanne, Switzerland.


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Even Selnæs, VP Human Resources 

Even Selnæs graduated from Trondheim College of Engineering in 1994, and later combined that education with management studies in strategy and human resources. He started his career within operational IS management and moved into managerial roles. Since 2001 Mr. Selnæs has worked in the human resources field, within several disciplines of the profession.

Selnæs has international experience, through his period in Atmel Corporation, as well as in his various roles in different operations of the Telenor Group.

Even Selnæs joined EMGS as VP HR in March 2014 and is in charge of the global, human resources agenda in EMGS. 

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Jerome Cieza, VP QHSSE

Jerome Cieza brings in more than thirteen years of O&G industrial experience within the fields of Risk Management, QA and HSE as he is leaving his position as HSE Risk Management Lead for Total E&P AS, Norway. Jerome Cieza has been working along the E&P chain for companies such as Aibel, Schlumberger, ConocoPhillips, Statoil ASA and Total E&P to mention some. Jerome Cieza was one of the founding partners of Bayes Risk Management back in 2005, now Combitech AS. He holds from NTNU a BSc in Petroleum Technology and a MSc in Environmental Management.


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Bjørn Petter Lindhom, President EMGS NSA

Bjørn Petter Lindhom has 11 years of oil and gas industry experience. He has an MSc in physics from University of Oslo (2001) and joined EMGS in 2003 working as a field geophysicist offshore. In 2005 he was transferred to Houston where he held various technical- and sales positions. He was responsible for the company's activities in Mexico and subsequently all of Latin America where EMGS secured two of its largest contracts to date (PEMEX and Petrobras). In 2011 he was transferred to Rio de Janeiro and in 2012 he returned to Oslo. He returned to Houston as President North and South America Region in July 2016.



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Giles Denby, President EMGS AP

Giles Denby has 25 years’ oil and gas industry experience. He worked for Schlumberger Information Solutions from 1997 to 2011, including as vice president Middle East and as director global sales. His worldwide experience is extensive and includes living and working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia. He has also lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the USA.

Before joining Schlumberger, Giles worked for Landmark Graphics, where he established the business in Russia. He attended Oxford Brooks University, UK, and served as a British Army officer after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK.