Board of directors

The company has the following board members:

Thomas Fredrik Olsen (Fred. Olsen) (b. 1929), Chairman. Mr. Olsen has been chairman of the Board since 1955. He is a Doctor of the University of Heriot Watt, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and further holds the titles of Industry Pioneer from the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame in Galveston, Texas and the Institutium Canarium’s Dominik Wölfel Medal, Vienna. He was chairman of the Aker Group from 1957 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1981, chairman of Timex Corporation (USA) from 1980 to 2002 and of Harland & Wolff, Belfast from 1989 to 2001. He co- founded and was later chairman of the Norwegian Oil Consortium AS (NOCO), 1965-1983, and was a board member of SAGA Petroleum AS from 1972 to 1983. He was further chairman of Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS, 1970-1983. Mr. Olsen has pioneered within tanker developments, rig developments (Aker H3 drilling design), watch developments and he headed the transition of the Aker yards from shipbuilding into offshore. He is member of the Norwegian Shipping Association’s Advisory Board. Mr. Olsen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.

Jannicke Hilland (1967) joined the board in 2020. She holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Bergen, a BSc Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a study in Strategic Leadership from the Norwegian Business School. Today she is the CEO of BKK, one of the larger renewable energy companies in Norway. In the period 2008 - 2015 she held different positions in Statoil, amongst other Head of Gullfaks operations, Vice President of Joint Operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and Senior Vice President for Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness in the Corporate Executive Committee. In the last position accountable for the Statoil BoD Safety, Security, Sustainability and Ethics Committee. In the period 1998 - 2008 she held different positions in Hydro, amongst others as plattform manager on the Troll Field. She is also Member of Board in Nysnø Klimainvesteringer, Hexagon Purus and Energi Norge.

Bente Hagem (1953) joined the board in 2020. She holds a master’s degree in Economics and Agriculture from the University of Life Sciences in Norway. In the nineties she held different positions as a vice president in Equinor. In 2001 she started working as an executive vice president in Statnett, the Norwegian system operator (TSO). She was responsible for European/Nordic market design, trading agreements for cables, customers, tariffication, and settlement of the wholesale market. She was also a CFO of Statnett for a period. From 2013-2019 she was a chair and vice chair of the board of ENTSO-E (an association for 43 TSOs in Brussels) and chair and member of the Board of Nord Pool Spot from 2008-2014. She was also a co-chair of the European Market Coupling project delivering market coupling for electricity in North West and South West Europe. She has also served on several boards mainly in the oil and gas industry and in the power industry. Bente Hagem is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.

Carol Bell (b. 1958) joined the board in 2014. She holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Archaeology from University College London. Since 2000, after having worked within the oil and gas industry and investment banking (with JP Morgan and Chase Manhattan), she has divided her time between a range of activities, notably being non-executive director in the energy sector, conducting academic research and as a charity trustee. She currently sits on the boards of PGS ASA and Salamander Energy plc. She is also a board member of the Columbia based oil and gas company Amerisur Resources Plc., which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM Market. She has also served on the boards of Hardy Oil & Gas plc., Revus Energy ASA, Det norske oljeselskap ASA and Caracal Energy Inc. She is a trustee of the Renewable Energy Foundation (a UK think tank) the National Museum of Wales, The British School at Athens, Cardiff University and the Institute for Archaeometallurgical studies. Ms. Bell is a British citizen and resides in London and Cardiff.  

Nicholas (Nick) A. Emery (b. 1961) was appointed to the board in 2014. He is a qualified Management Accountant.  He has worked in various Fred. Olsen- related companies for close to 30 years and until April 2013 was the CEO of Fred. Olsen Renewables AS where he still holds a board position. As from April 2013 he holds the position of CEO of the privately owned Fred. Olsen Ltd. (UK).  He is Chairman of the following Fred. Olsen Limited subsidiaries: The Natural Power Consultants Limited, SeaRoc Group Limited, Zephir Limited and Fred. Olsen Travel Limited. Mr Emery is a British Citizen and resides in Brentwood, Essex.  

Andreas C. Mellbye (b. 1955) has been a member of the Board since 2001 and before that served as alternate. Mr. Mellbye is a candidate in jurisprudence from the University of Oslo in 1983 and became partner of Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech in 1989. Before joining Wiersholm he worked for Conoco, London and Norsk Hydro in their legal departments. He was admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court in 1995. Mr. Mellbye specializes in the areas of corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, securities/stock exchange law and litigation and has acted in several large cases within these areas. He holds various board and committee positions including chairman of Martina Hansens Hospital, Lorentzens Skibs AS and Rentokil Norge AS. He is a member of the Securities Law Forum of the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mr. Mellbye is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bærum, Norway.