Gro Kielland, chairman of the board
Gro Kielland has 33 years experience from the oil & gas industry. She has worked for 20 years in different positions in and outside Norway for BP, and was Managing Director of BP Norway from 2005 to 2008, and Chairman of the Board for the same company after stepping down. Kieland Is chairing the Boards of a number of Hitec Vision owned Companies (currently in addition to Agility Subsea Fabrication also Minox, Momek, Flux and Align), and is also involved on a non executive level with other companies as ASCO Norge AS, Det norske, Ulstein Gruppen, Falck-Nutec and S3-ID. Kielland holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma of Education from the Institute of Technology in Trondheim.
Raymond Carlsen, member of the board
Since 2009, Raymond Carlsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Scatec Solar AS. He has held various top management positions within the Aker Group and former Kværner ASA since he joined the enterprise in 1989 as managing director for Kværner Process Systems. Prior to becoming a partner of Aker ASA he was Executive Vice President and member of the Aker Solutions ASA Executive Management Team, as well as responsible for Aker Solutions Subsea business with operations in more than 15 countries and more than USD 2 billion in revenue.
Jone Skaara, member of the board
Mr. Skaara served as CFO in HitecVision from 2003 to 2005 and rejoined the Company in 2015 as a Senior Partner. Mr. Skaara came to HitecVision from the position as Director, Corporate Finance With Swedbank AS in Stavanger, Norway. During his years with Swedbank and its predecessor First Securities Mr. Skaara has led a large number of Projects within the oil and gas industry, acting as an advisor in connection with M&A transactions, IPOs and share issues. Mr. Skaara was also previously CEO & CFO of Odim Hitec for two years and he started his career with ABB in Switzerland. Mr. Skaara holds a MBA from the University of Colorado.
Michael C. Hjort, member of the board
Being passionate around mutually rewarding and value creating business relationships Michael C. Hjorth headed up the Flexibles (initially NKT Flexibles later NOV Flexibles) business for more than two decades providing large infrastructure flexible pipeline solutions to facilitate cost effective offshore production of hydrocarbons from the seabed. During this period the company grew to become a 500m$ revenue business with more than 1,400 employees. Having recently rejoined NKT – now with the focus on high voltage cable solutions – it is his desire to drive technology, efficiency and quality in all aspects of business to support the power transmission industry to truly be the backbone of tomorrows society.
Odd Arild Nielsen, employee representative
Odd Arild Nielsen has been employed in the mechanical industry at Kaldnes since 1981 and has experienced several changes in company ownership. He is today employed in Agility Subsea Fabrication as warehouseman in Tønsberg.
Arve Rørholt, employee representative
Arve Rørholt acts as HSE inspector at Agility Subsea Fabrications facility at Røra, Skien. He is also heading the union “FLT” (Forbundet for Ledelse og Teknikk). Arve has been employed in the company since 1989.
Magne M. Oksholen, employee representative
Magne Mjøvler Oksholen works as å skilled plate fitter and trade union leader at Agility Subsea Fabrication at Røra. He has been with Agility Subsea Fabrication since 1991. Magne Oksholen has previously been both deputy and employee representative of the board.