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Board of Directors

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Sverre A. Farstad

Chairman
Board member since 1988. Business Degree Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Chairman of the Board of Tyrholm & Farstad AS. Various board appointments and other positions in banking, insurance and the Norwegian Shipowners Association.  
 
 
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Per Norvald Sperre

Deputy Chairman
Board member since 1990. Admitted lawyer to the Supreme Court since 1989. Law Degree from Oslo, 1972. Experience from banking, industry and fishery. Established own law firm in 1977. Partner in the law firm Schjødt DA November 2000 until end of 2015. Now running his own law firm in office located within law firm Glittertind AS in Oslo. Holds a number of board appointments in industry and shipping.  
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Astrid Koppernæs

Director
Board member since 2007. Petroleum Engineering Degree (Siv. Ing) from NTH, M.Sc. from Stanford University and executive MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. Varied background as a petroleum engineer and manager within the oil industry in Norway and UK since 1984. Consultant for operators and service companies in Aberdeen, Scotland. Board member in Koppernæs AS and Sentech AS. 
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Gro Bakstad

Director
Board member since 2005. Business Degree, NHH, Bergen and State Authorized Accountant. Varied background from accounting, consulting, finance and offshore industry. Been part of the corporate management in Posten Norge since 2006, first as CFO, currently as Executive Vice President Division Mail. Board member in Veidekke ASA.  
 
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Janne-Grethe Strand Aasnæs

Director
Board member since 2005. MBA – University of San Francisco, and Authorised Financial Analyst. Varied background as a financial analyst and portfolio manager in the investment management business. Managing Director of Strand Havfiske AS since 2000. Board Member in FHF (The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund) since 2015. 
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Mads Andersen

Director
Board member since 2013. B.Sc. from Glasgow University and associate degree in Business & Administration from the Norwegian School of Management. Has 26 years of experience from the oil and gas industry, and was previously Executive Vice President in Aker Solutions ASA. Currently Division President in OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company.