Board & Management

Board of Directors

Glen Ole Rødland

Chair

Glen Ole Rødland

Chair

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, ABL Group, Pascal Technologies, Borgestad ASA and Høganes Borgestad AB, and Board member of Deep Value Driller and Atlantica Tender Drilling.

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 2025.

Shares in Prosafe: 228,667 (through Gross Management AS) and 100,000 share options

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

Gunnar Winther Eliassen

Deputy Chair

Gunnar Winther Eliassen

Deputy Chair

Born: 1985

Gunnar Winther Eliassen is the founder and Managing Member of SNC Winther Holdings Ltd., a private investment and advisory company and has extensive experience from a wide range of different energy sectors. Before establishing SNC Winther Holdings Ltd. in 2023, he served as Investment Director at Seatankers Services (UK) LLP from 2016 to 2023 and as a Partner in Pareto Securities from 2011 to 2015.

Mr. Eliassen is currently Chair of the Board of Scana and of Soiltech, and a Board member of Vantage Drilling and KLX Energy Services. Mr. Eliassen has previously held board positions at Valaris, NorAm Drilling, Seadrill, Aquadrill (formerly known as Seadrill Partners), Quintana Energy Services and Northern Drilling as well as executive rolls as CEO of ST Energy Transition and CEO of Northern Drilling.

Mr. Eliassen holds a Master in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics, is a Norwegian citizen and resides in the UK.

Mr. Eliassen has been a Director of Prosafe since February 2024 and is due for re-election at the AGM in 2025.

Number of shares in Prosafe: 0 and 100,000 share options

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 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 2025.

Shares in Prosafe: 3 and 25,000 share options

Nina Udnes Tronstad

Non-Executive Director

Nina Udnes Tronstad

Non-Executive Director

Born: 1959

Mrs Udnes Tronstad is a 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.

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, Bladt Industries A/S 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 2025.

Shares in Prosafe: 7,667 and 25,000 share options

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 Norway and Brazil, having worked in companies such as DNB, Aker Yards Brasil, DOF Brasil and Pareto. Mr Idland is currently co-founder and director of DBO Energy, a private upstream E&P investments company, and of Janeiro Energy, a company that develops and invests in energy transition and technology.

Mr. Idland is currently also Board Member in Maha Energy AB, Energi.ai AS and 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 was a Director of Prosafe from May 2022 – June 2023, Deputy Director from June 2023 – November 2023 and Director since November 2023 and is due for re-election at the AGM in 2025.

Shares in Prosafe: 0 and 25,000 share options

Senior Executive Management Team

Terje Askvig

CEO

Terje Askvig

CEO

Mr Askvig (born 1964) has been Chief Executive Officer since November 2023.

Mr Askvig has experience from shipping, oil service, family office and private equity.  For the last 11 years, he has been Operating Partner and Senior Advisor in Triton Partners, a leading European private equity firm. Before joining Triton Partners, Mr. Askvig worked as CEO of Eitzen Chemical for five years and seven years in Fred. Olsen & Co, latest as Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Renewables.

During his period as partner with Triton Partners, he was Chairman/Board member of DeepOcean, Chairman and “deal Captain” of Nordic Tankers and Herning Shipping (Denmark), as well as holding directorships on various other Triton related companies. He has also served or is serving on the board of OSM Thome Group and Avarn Security Group, as well as chairing the nomination committee of Höegh Autoliners.

Shares in Prosafe (incl. shares owned by related companies): 25,000 shares and 220,000 share options

Reese McNeel

CFO

Reese McNeel

CFO

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

Mr McNeel 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. 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.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 2,000 shares and 120,000 share options

Ryan Stewart

Chief Commercial Officer

Ryan Stewart

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr Stewart (born 1973) has been Chief Commercial Officer of Prosafe since July 2023.

Mr Stewart joined Prosafe in 2001 and has held several positions, last as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Prosafe, he held various positions in the North Sea oil industry. 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.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 73 shares and 100,000 share options

Management Team

Claudio Pereira

Chief Operating Officer

Claudio Pereira

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Pereira (born 1984) has been Chief Operating Officer of Prosafe since July 2023.

Mr Pereira joined Prosafe in 2013 and has held several positions, last as General Manager for the Brazil Business Unit. Prior to joining Prosafe, he was part of the Brazil oil industry including the subsea construction and drilling markets. He is a chartered Oil & Gas Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in the offshore industry.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0 shares and 20,000 share options

Andrew Manson

Chief Technical Officer

Andrew Manson

Chief Technical Officer

Mr Manson (born 1978) has been Chief Technical Officer since July 2023.

Mr Manson has more than 20 years’ experience in technical, commercial and project management, over the full marine asset development and operational life cycle. Prior to joining Prosafe, he has held various lead roles in marine sustainability, newbuilding and technical management at TechnipFMC. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, holding a BEng in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering from Strathclyde University.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0 shares and 20,000 share options

Eirik Fjelde

Chief Information Officer

Eirik Fjelde

Chief Information Officer

Mr Fjelde (born 1971) has been Chief Information Officer of Prosafe since 2017.

Mr Fjelde joined Prosafe in 2013 and has held various roles in the company. He has a strong technical background and worked 17 years within consulting and management of consulting services, primarily from the oil and gas industry before he joined Prosafe.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 1 share and 20,000 share options

Dawn Penny

HR and Crewing Director

Dawn Penny

HR and Crewing Director

Ms Penny (born 1970) has been HR and Crewing Director since August 2023.

Ms Penny has worked in HR for 30 years of which 20 years have been in senior generalist HR roles across oil and gas, manufacturing and service organisations. Prior to joining Prosafe, she was at KCA Deutag for 13 years, latterly as Group Head of HR.  Before this, she worked as HR Director, Asia Pacific and Middle East, based in Singapore for Vetco Gray (now GE).  She has a post graduate qualification in Human Resources Management (CIPD). 

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0 shares and 20,000 share options

Alfredo Passos

Country Manager Brazil

Alfredo Passos

Country Manager Brazil

Mr Passos (Born 1972) has been Country Manager Brazil since November 2023.

Mr Passos has held several leadership positions in South America, Europe and Southeast Asia. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering and post graduate in Mechatronic Engineering from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro,  Mr Passos has more than 25 years experience working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. He has held positions such as senior project manager, project director, general manager, planning and deployment manager in companies such as Aker Solutions, Archer, BP, NOV and Norsk Hydro.

Shares in Prosafe (incl shares owned by related companies): 0 shares and 20,000 share options

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