Board & Management

Board of Directors

Glen Ole Rødland

Chairman

Glen Ole Rødland

Chairman

Born: 1964

Glen Ole Rødland has 13 years’ experience as an analyst and corporate finance from a leading Scandinavian Investment Bank.  He has been an investor and has been managing investments/portfolio for an Investment fund, Private Office and Private Equity for 16 years.  The main focus of Mr Rødland has historically been on energy, shipping, oil service, aquaculture and other commodity industries.

Mr Rødland also has considerable experience as a board member and Chairman of several Norwegian public companies and international companies. He is currently Chairman of Prosafe SE and of AqualisBraemar LOC ASA.

Mr Rødland’s qualifications include an MBA and Postgraduate Studies in Finance completed at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and UCLA.

Mr Rødland has been a director since 2016 and was appointed Interim Chairman on 25 May 2016 and Chairman on 30 November 2016. He is due for re-election at the AGM in 2023.

Shares in Prosafe: 100,000 (through Gross Management AS)

NB – Mr. Rødland has a small indirect ownership interest in Prosafe due to his indirect ownership interest in North Sea Strategic Investments

Alf C. Thorkildsen

Deputy Chairman

Alf C. Thorkildsen

Deputy Chairman

Born: 1956

Mr Thorkildsen is an Industry Partner at HitecVision and has more than 30 years of managerial experience from the oil and gas industry. Outside Prosafe, Mr Thorkildsen is board member of Golar LNG Partners, Atlantica Offshore Drilling, Energy Drilling and Hav.

Mr Thorkildsen has held several senior management positions. Until year-end 2021, he was Senior Partner in HitecVision AS where he has been employed since 2013. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Seadrill, Chief Finance Officer for Seadrill, Chief Financial Officer for Smedvig ASA and in numerous senior positions in Shell.

Mr. Thorkildsen has a degree in business from Handelsakademiet in Norway and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Mr Thorkildsen has been a Director since 2020 and Deputy Chairman since February 2022 and is due for re-election at the AGM in 2023.

Shares in Prosafe: 0

NB – Mr Thorkildsen has an indirect ownership interest in Prosafe due to his indirect ownership interest in North Sea Strategic Investments and HitecVision VI Invest Sierra.

Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

Non-Executive Director

Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen

Non-Executive Director

Born: 1956

Ms Aagaard-Svendsen is a board professional with an extensive board experience dating back to the early 90-ties. Outside Prosafe, Ms. Aagaard-Svendsen is Audit Committee Chairman of DNV Group AS, Aker Solutions AS, West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association and KommuneKredit (Denmark), and Board Member of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas, Copenhagen Malmø Port AS and Otto Mønsted A/S.

Ms Aagaard-Svendsen has held several senior management and CFO positions. At latest and until 2016 she was Chief Financial Officer of J. Lauritzen for 18 years. During the period between 2011 and 2015, she was Chairman for the Danish committee on Corporate Governance.

Ms Aagaard-Svendsen has a Constructional Engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School. In addition, miscellaneous executive programs at IESE (Barcelona); IMD (Lausanne) and INSEAD (Paris).

Ms Aagaard-Svendsen has been a Director of Prosafe since 2017 and is due for re-election at the AGM in 2023.

Number of shares: 3

Nina Udnes Tronstad

Non-Executive Director

Nina Udnes Tronstad

Non-Executive Director

Born: 1959

Mrs Udnes Tronstad is board professional with extensive board experience as an independent board director for private and listed companies. Outside Prosafe, she is currently Chair of Source Energy and Board member of Norges Bank, Fishency Innovation and Bladt Industries A/S.

She has held senior executive roles in companies such as former Statoil, Aker Solutions and Kvaerner and has been Board member of Giek, Trelleborg AB, Peab AB and NTNU. 

Mrs Udnes Tronstad has a MSc in chemical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and resides in Norway.

Mrs Udnes Tronstad has been a Director of Prosafe since 2019 and is due for re-election at the AGM in 2023.

Shares in Prosafe: 6,000

Halvard Idland

Non-Executive Director

Halvard Idland

Non-Executive Director

Born: 1975

Mr Idland has more than 20 years of industrial and financial investment experience in the oil and gas industry in Brazil. Currently, Mr Idland is co-founder and CFO of DBO Energy, a private upstream E&P investments company focusing on mature offshore fields in Brazil.

Mr Idland is also a co-founder of Janeiro Energy, a company that develops and invests in energy efficiency and transition companies in Brazil. Amongst other appointments, Mr. Idland is Chairman of the Board for Dream Learn Work, an NGO providing technical education for underprivileged youth.

Mr Idland has a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Mr Idland has been a Director of Prosafe since 2022 and is due for re-election at the AGM in 2023.

Shares in Prosafe: 0

Executive Management Team

Jesper Kragh Andresen

Chief Executive Officer

Jesper Kragh Andresen

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Andresen (born 1974) has been Chief Executive Officer since March 2017.

He holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, France/Singapore, and a Masters degree in law from University of Copenhagen.

Prior to joining Prosafe, Mr Andresen has held various positions including CEO in Axis Offshore, President of Lauritzen Offshore (Singapore) Pte. and Managing Director of J. Lauritzen Singapore.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0

Ryan Stewart

Chief Operating Officer

Ryan Stewart

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Stewart (born 1973) has been Chief Operating Officer of Prosafe since August 2020.

He holds an LLM in Oil and Gas Law from The Robert Gordon University and a BSc in Engineering, also from The Robert Gordon University. Mr Stewart joined Prosafe in 2001 and has held several positions, last as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Prosafe, he held various positions in the North Sea oil industry.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0

Reese Mc Neel

Chief Financial Officer

Reese Mc Neel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Mc Neel (born 1977) has been Chief Financial Officer since August 2022.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the IESE Business School in Barcelona and a degree in Finance and Economics from Utah State University.

Mr Mc Neel has more than 20 years of experience from management and financial positions, including many years of experience from the offshore industry. Prior to joining Prosafe, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd. and as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sevan Marine ASA.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0

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