Investor relations

Board of Directors

Rachid Bendriss 

Chairperson of the Board

Rachid Bendriss holds a Master of Management degree from BI – Norwegian Business School. He has more than 25 years of extensive capital markets and transaction experience through employment at firms like Morgan Stanley, Danske Bank and Carnegie, and as an independent strategic and financial advisors to various companies in the energy sector. North Energy ASA, where Mr Bendriss is the CEO, owns 46,126,567 shares.

Espen Gjerde

Board Member

Espen Gjerde holds a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is a Shipping, Offshore & Renewable Energy investment professional with offshore operational experience. In addition, he has broad experience from the international equity capital, bond debt and bank financing markets. Background from leadership education in the Norwegian Armed Forces, as a maritime management consultant in DNV, experience with shipping/offshore financing from DVB Bank and has been responsible for investments and portfolio management in Ship Finance International Limited (SFL Corp). Experience within maritime and energy sectors from insight gained through work for different shipping, offshore and oil & gas companies. Wilhelmsen New Energy AS, where Mr Gjerde is Senior Vice President, owns 46,126,567 shares.

Anders Onarheim

Board member

Anders Onarheim holds an MBA from Washington University of St. Louis. He has broad experience from Capital Markets, both in Norway and internationally. Mr Onarheim beneficially owns 500,000 shares through his fully owned company AB Investment AS. Furthermore, North Energy ASA, where Mr Onarheim is the Chairman of the Board, owns 46,126,567 shares.

Martha K. Bakkevig

Board member

Martha Kold Bakkevig is the founder and managing partner of MKOLD AS and a non-executive director of public listed companies as Hexagon Purus, Edda Wind and BW LPG. Prior to that Ms. Bakkevig served two years as Chief Executive Officer of Steinsvik Group, an equipment and service provider for fish farming industry worldwide and ten years as Chief Executive Officer of DeepWell, an oil service company operating in the North Sea. Ms Bakkevig has extensive experience in management, strategy and business development, and a broad academic background with a doctor’s degree in both technical and business strategical subjects. She holds a master’s degree and PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Doctorate in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School. Mrs Bakkevig beneficially owns 867,181 shares through her fully owned company Kold Invest AS.

Kristine Skeie

Board member

Kristine Skeie is Managing Director of HK Shipping Group AS which is a Shipping company trading in the shortsea bulk segment. Skeie has been the chairperson of the board in Karmsund Havn IKS since 2012 and is also a board member in Eidesvik Offshore ASA. She is a College graduate in Business administration from the Norwegian Business School and has attended a Maritime Executive Program directed by Norwegian Shipowners Association. Mrs Skeie beneficially owns 35,000 shares through her fully owned company Vest-Norsk Handelskompani AS.

Ingunn Ø Iveland

Board member

Ingunn Øvereng Iveland holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology in physics and mathematics and a Master of Management degree from BI- Norwegian Business School. She has broad experience from positions in the subsea service and aquaculture industry. She is currently holding the position as strategic purchase director in Knutsen OAS Shipping AS. Mrs Iveland owns 30,000 shares.

Arvid Pettersen

Board member

Arvid Pettersen has a background as naval officer and vessel master. He has more than 35 years of experience from the offshore and subsea business and has 15 years of experience from serving as Chief Executive Officer of subsea companies in Brazil and Norway. He is currently acting as a consult to different companies both within and outside the oil & gas industry as well as board member. Mr Pettersen does not own shares in Reach Subsea ASA.