Board of Directors


HARALD THORSTEIN
CHAIRMAN

Harald Thorstein joined as Chairman of the Board of Directors in September 2020. He is partner of the London based advisory firm Arkwright London Ltd and Chairman of the Board of Directors of B2 Holding ASA. Previously he has held positions in Seatankers Management, DnB Markets and Arkwright Norway. Harald has extensive board experience including, Archer, Deep Sea Supply, Solstad Offshore, Seadrill, SFL Corp, Northern Offshore, Golden Ocean and Aktiv Kapital. 

 

 

HELGA COTGROVE
BOARD MEMBER

Helga Cotgrove has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, having held several senior positions in Halliburton both in Norway and USA. She has background in corporate development, M&A, strategy, tax, finance, and accounting and has also worked as an auditor in Arthur Andersen.

 

 

MORTEN WALDE
BOARD MEMBER

Morten Walde has more than 25 years’ experience from various operational and strategic positions in the international oil & gas industry. He holds today various board positions, trust, and consulting assignments. His previous role was as President & CEO at Beerenberg for a decade (2008-2018), and he held different other executive positions at Beerenberg prior to that.

 

 
IAN SMITH 
BOARD MEMBER

Ian Smith has over 40 years Oil & Gas industry experience holding senior management positions in both Well Servicing Companies and an E&P Operator. In his past career he held the positions of VP Wells with Talisman Sinopec and Head of Well Management with Repsol Sinopec. He now works as an independent consultant and holds an MBA from Aberdeen University and is a CMI Chartered Manager.