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Board of Directors

The company has the following Board Members:

Figurehead Borgland (III), by artist Nils Flakstad.



Thomas Fredrik Olsen (Fred. Olsen) (b. 1929), Chairman.

Mr. Fred. Olsen was the proprietor of Fred. Olsen & Co. from 1955 till 1994 and has been chairman of the Board since 1955. Since 1994 he assisted Bonheur on transition into renewable energy activities. He is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Heriot Watt, also of the Queen’s University Belfast, 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 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 Fred. Olsen pioneered within tanker developments, rig developments (Aker H3 drilling design), watch developments and he headed the transition of the Aker yards from shipbuilding into construction of semi-submersible drilling rigs. Mr Olsen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.



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 nonexecutive director in the energy sector, conducting academic research and as a charity trustee. She currently sits on the boards of Tharisa plc and BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust plc. She has also served on the boards

of TransGlobe Energy, Ophir Energy plc, PGS ASA, Salamander Energy plc., Hardy Oil & Gas plc., Revus Energy ASA, Det norske oljeselskap ASA and Caracal Energy Inc. She is also a Director of the Development Bank of Wales and the Football Association of Wales and a founder Director of Chapter Zero, which engages with non-executive directors on climate risk. She is a Trustee of the National Museum of Wales, Museum of London Archaeology, a Council Member of Research England and a Director of the National Physical Laboratory. Dr Bell is a British citizen and resides in London and Cardiff.



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), responsible for European/Nordic market design, trading agreements for cables, 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 a co-chair of the Market Coupling project delivering one daily auction for electricity in Europe. She has also served on several boards in the energy industry. Bente Hagem is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo



Jannicke Hilland (born 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. She is at present EVP of digital Infrastructure in Telenor. In the period 2015 – 2022 she was the CEO of Eviny, one of the larger renewable energy companies in Norway. In the period 2008 - 2015 she held different positions in Statoil, among 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 responsible for the Statoil BoD Safety, Security, Sustainability and Ethics Committee. In the period 1998 - 2008 she held different positions in Hydro, amongst others as platform manager on the Troll Field. She is deputy Head of Board in Yara International, member of the Yara Board Audit and Sustainability Committee and member of Board in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). She has been member of the board of Nysnø Klimainvesteringer in the period 2018 – 2023. Jannicke Hilland is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen.



Nick 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 over 30 years and until April 2013 was CEO of Fred. Olsen Renewables AS. 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 and Zephir Limited. In addition, he is a director of a number of other companies including Fred. Olsen Travel Limited. Mr Emery is a British Citizen and resides in London and Cornwall, England.



Andreas C. Mellbye (1955) has been a member of the Board since 2001 and before that served as alternate.

Mr Mellbye was trained as an officer in the Norwegian Navy (1975-1977) and later became a candidate in jurisprudence from the University of Oslo in 1983. He became partner of Wiersholm 1989. Before joining Wiersholm he worked in the legal department of Norsk Hydro, including one year on secondment to Legal & Acquisition dep. in Conoco, London.  

Mr Mellbye was admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court in 1995. Besides litigation within company law, Mr Mellbye specializes in corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, securities/stock exchange law. He holds various board and committee positions, including chairman of Martina Hansens Hospital and Lorentzens Skibs AS. Previously Mr Mellbye was chairman of Pareto Wealth Management and was also member of the previous Securities Law Forum of the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mr Mellbye is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bærum, Norway.