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The Shareholders' Committee

Figurehead Bonanza (I), by artist Sigurd Nome.

The supervisory function of the Shareholders' Committee constitutes an integral element of Bonheur ASA’s Corporate Governance. 


It follows from the Company’s Articles of Association that the Shareholders’ Committee is responsible for exercising a supervisory function relative to the administration of the Company by the Board and by Fred. Olsen & Co (FOCO). The way in which the Shareholders’ Committee execute these duties is adapted to NUES and equally follows established guidelines as calibrated with the corporate structure that the Company is part of. These guidelines i.a. address questions on potential conflicts of interest. The Shareholders’ Committee is attending to Bonheur ASA’s annual accounts and expresses its view thereon to the Annual General Meeting, hereunder on the Board’s proposals on dividends. The Shareholders’ Committee elect members to the Board following its own nomination procedure, propose appointment of the Auditor and provide recommendation to the Board on compensation and possible bonus to FOCO for its day-to-day management of the Company.

The Shareholders’ Committee consists of the following persons:

Christian Fredrik Michelet

has been the chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee since 2007.

Mr Michelet became a candidate in jurisprudence at the University of Oslo in 1980, and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France in 1981. 

He has served as lieutenant in the Norwegian Army. He was partner in the law firm Arntzen de Besche from 1985-2015. In the period 1989 – 1992 Mr Michelet was Vice President in Total Norge AS. He was partner in the law firm Michelet & Co 2015-2018 and is now partner in the law firm Schjødt law from 2019. He is specialized in the petroleum and energy sectors.

Mr Michelet is an advisor on legal and strategic matters to various corporate actors in these sectors, to Norwegian petroleum and energy authorities and to petroleum authorities in countries in several parts of the world on policies, legislation and state contracts. In addition to working with transactions and acting as a litigator, he regularly serves as arbitrator. He is admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Mr Michelet is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.

Jørgen G. Heje

has been a member of the Shareholder’s Committee since 1988.

Mr Heje has a Lic. Oec. HSG degree from Hochschule St.Gallen Switzerland.

He spent several years with Chase Manhattan Bank N. A. in London and Oslo before he held different executive and non-executive positions within the shipping and finance industry. Mr Heje served as CEO in Eidsiva Rederi ASA and Chairman of Norwegian Car Carriers ASA up until 2010.

He has been Chairman, and member of boards and nomination committees in a range of companies and organizations among others: Chase Manhattan Bank (Norge AS), Orkla Finans AS, Nordisk Skibsrederforening, J. B. Ugland Shipping AS, Norwegian Ship-owners Association and a number of ship-owning partnerships. Mr Heje is Vice-Chairman and co-owner of the Agra Group, a market leading, family-owned industrial company within fast moving consumer goods in the Scandinavian markets.

Mr Heje is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.

Bård Mikkelsen

has been a member of the Shareholders’ Committee since 1997.

Mr Mikkelsen is a graduate from the Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian School of Management and INSEAD Executive Programme.

He has served as the CEO of Statkraft, the largest utility in Norway and the largest European renewable energy company. Mr Mikkelsen has also served as the CEO of Oslo Energy Group, Ulstein Group and Wideroe Group.

He has previously a.o. also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of E.ON as Chairman of Cermaq, Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani and Multiconsult, and Vice Chairman of Saferoad. Currently he is a.o. the Chairman of Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy Invest, and Nettpartner.

Mr Mikkelsen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bærum, Norway.

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen

has been a member of the Shareholder's Committee since 2017.

Mr Aabø-Evensen was originally trained as a police officer and became later a candidate in jurisprudence from the University of Oslo in 1988. He also received a scholarship from the British Council (1992) and has studied English and International Law at King’s College University of London (1992).

Mr Aabø-Evensen is founding partner of the M&A and Capital Markets boutique law firm Aabø-Evensen & Co (2002-). Before establishing Aabø-Evensen, he was partner and head of M&A and corporate legal services at KPMG in Norway (1995-2002), an associated partner with the de Besche & Co (now Arntzen de Besche) and has also worked as a trainee in Sinclair Roche Temperley, London (now part of Stephenson Harwood) and Essex Court Chambers, London. As a leading transaction lawyer Mr Aabø-Evensen has specialized in corporate transactions, public and private mergers & acquisitions and securities/stock exchange law.

He holds various board and committee positions. Mr Aabø-Evensen is also the author of the leading textbook on M&A in Norway in addition to numerous international publications on mergers and acquisitions. He’s a member of the Norwegian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association.

Mr Aabø-Evensen is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.

Einar Harboe

has been a member of the Shareholder’s Committee since 1988.

Mr Harboe passed his final law exams in 1974 at the university of Oslo.

He then held positions in the Ministry of finance and also worked as assistant judge, university teacher and division head in the Tax directorate until 1983. In 1983 Mr Harboe joined the law firm of Bugge, Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen (BAHR) where he remained for some 14 years, the last 12 years as partner. In 1997 Mr Harboe left BAHR to establish a boutique law firm (now Advokatfirmaet Harboe & Co AS) specializing in tax. Harboe & Co is among the leading firms in this field.

Mr Harboe is among the most experienced tax lawyers in Norway, having handled a number of major cases in court, including the Supreme Court. He is also an established author, having published a number of books about Norwegian tax.

Mr Harboe is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bærum, Norway.