Cecilie Amdahl, Chairperson of the Board, born in 1964. Mrs. Amdahl is a partner of Law firm Schjødt AS which she joined in 2000. Prior to that Mrs Amdahl was a partner of the law firm Det Midtnorske Advokatkontor AS. She specializes in tax and corporate law and is professionally responsible for and heads Schjødt´s tax department. She has broad experience from working with Norwegian as well as and international corporations in a spectrum of industries, specializing in structuring and financing. Mrs Amdahl holds several board positions, among others in Bridge Energy ASA, Telio ASA, Acta Kapitalforvaltning AS and Wunderlich Securities AS. Mrs Amdahl is a graduate of Oslo University with a law degree in 1989. She is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway and has been a Board member since 2011.
Bjarte Bruheim Non-Executive Director, born 1955. Mr. Bruheim has considerable business and operational experience, and he is one of the founders of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA. Mr. Bruheim served as President and Chief Operating Officer in PGS until 2001, and he currently holds multiple board positions, among others in Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA and Odim ASA. Mr. Bruheim is a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with an MSc in physics and electronics. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Houston, USA. Board member since 2008.
Elin Karfjell, Non-Executive Director, born 1965. Ms. Karfjell is CEO of Fabi Froup AS. Prior to that, she was Director of Finance and Administration of Atea AS. She is former partner of Ernst & Young AS. Ms. Karfjell joined Ernst & Young AS in 2002. Prior to this, Ms. Karfjell held various positions including partner at Arthur Andersen. At Ernst & Young/Arthur Andersen, she held various leading positions, both within advisory and audit, and she has experience from a broad specter of industries. Ms. Karfjell is also a Board Member of Aktiv Kapital ASA and Aker Floating Production ASA. Previously she had been a Board Member of DNO International ASA. Ms. Karfjell is a state authorized public accountant. She has a bachelor accountant’s degree from Okonomisk College (Høyskolen i Oslo) and a master of accounting and auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Ms. Karfjell is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway. Board member since 2011.
Frank Pici, Non-Executive Director. Mr. Pici is the Chief Fnancial Officer and Treasurer of CVR Energy and has been in the energy industry for more than twenty years. From 2001-2010, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Penn Virginia Corporation (PVA), a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company focused on unconventional resource and shale plays. Simultaneously, he served as CFO of Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P. and Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P., two publicly-traded Master Limited Partnerships. Prior to working for PVA, Mr. Pici served 5 years as Vice President and CFO for Mariner Energy Inc, an oil and gas exploration and production company operating onshore and in deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Pici also has experience from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. He has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a Business Administration education from Clarion University and is also a Certified Public Accountant (presently inactive). Mr. Pici is an American citizen living in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US. Board member since 2011.
Per Kumle, Non-Executive Director. Mr. Per Kumle has a career of nearly 30 years in the Energy, Banking and Real Estate sectors. His working experience includes important positions within Shell, Saga Petroleum, Christiania Bank (now Nordea), Citigroup, Storebrand, Svenska Handelsbanken and Akershus Eiendom where he presently serves as Managing Partner. Mr. Kumle has significant experience working with restructurings both on the operations level and on the financial side. He presently serves as board member in Megaron AS, Aktiv Kapital Nordic AB, SiPro AS and Gjensidige Bank ASA. Per Kumle has an MSc in Chemical Engineering and resides in Oslo Norway. Board member since 2012.