Board of Directors
Nils Johan Holte (b.1957)
Nils Johan Holte serves as the Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Holte is a life-long carrier as a military leader at all levels including top-level management and strategic leadership as Admiral and Head of Norwegian Joint Special Forces. Mr. Holte has extensive directorship experience through 10 years as Chairman of the board of directors for the acquisition of four new frigates for The Royal Norwegian Navy.Mr. Holte holds educations from The Norwegian Naval Academy (BsC), Naval Staff College, Defence Staff College, National Defence College, Senior Defence Resources Management Course (3 months, Monterrey, USA), and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (One year Basic Level, Org Development & Management). In addition, he studied at Royal College of Defence Studies (London, United Kingdom) (MsC-level).
Eirik Ålgård (b.1980)
Erik Ålgård has served as Board Member since 2016. He has extensive board and management experience from numerous board positions, as well as 6 years as CEO at Ålgård Holding AS, 4 years as co-founder of Sprettert, 2 years as investment professional at Lindsay Goldberg Nordic. Previously he was consultant at McKinsey & Co for 4 years. Mr. Ålgård holds a Master of Science in Management from EMLyon Busines School (exchange University of St. Gallen) and Bachelor in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), (exchanges University of Oslo, James Cook University, Tec de Monterrey Guadalajara).
Eirik Berge (b.1974)
Eirik Berge has served as Board Member since 2018. Mr. Berge has extensive management experience from various management positions since 1997. He previously worked as Commercial Director at Nordic Unmanned (2016-2018). Mr. Berge studied at BI Stavanger, Norway.
Roald Helgø (b.1965)
Roald Helgø has served as Board Member since April 2018. Mr. Helgø has extensive board and management experience from over 25 years of experience as a merchant. He is currently CEO of Helgø Investering AS, Helgø Meny Rogaland AS, Helgø Meny Drift AS, chairman of Helgø Investering AS, and board member at several companies such as Ragbakken Bolig AS, Sabi AS, Møldalhagen AS and Bruvikhagen AS.
Jan Henrik Jelsa (b.1965)
Jan Henrik Jelsa has served as Board Member since September 2019, after beoing attending deputy board member since April 2018. Mr. Jelsa has extensive board and management experience from various positions, including founder/CEO of Pizzabakeren Invest AS (chain of 200+ pizza take-away outlets), Ligo Gruppen AS (company with ownership/partnership within different industries), Jelsa Investering AS (investment company) and Ligo Eiendom AS (real estate company). Mr. Jelsa holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Liv Annike Kverneland (b.1978)
Liv Annike Kverneland has served as Board Member since September 2020. She has extensive management experience through her positions as CFO for various technology companies from 2009 to 2020. From 2001 to 2009 she worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers AS (PwC). She holds a Siviløkonom degree (four year programme in economics and business administration consisting of three years at bachelor/undergraduate level and one year at master/graduate level) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Masters’ degree (Nw: Statsautorisert revisor) in Accounting and Auditing/Certified Public Accountant.
Kristin Sundsbø Alne (b.1982)
Deputy board member
Kristin Sundsbø Alne has served as deputy board member since September 2020. She has expensive board and management experience from 13 years operational experience from the oil & gas industry, including as board member in Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA prior to merger with BP Norge in 2015 and as responsible for technology management within operations in Aker BP since January 2020. She holds a Master of Science in Energy & Environmental Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).