Board of Directors

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Jan Erik Sivertsen

Chairman of the Board

Jan Erik is the CEO of Kontrari AS, representing Frode Teigen in numerous boards, both as a director and as a board observer. His previous experience includes working as an auditor from 1996–2007 and as a CFO in BG Group from 2007–2011, before joining Kontrari as the CEO in 2011. Jan Erik holds a Master in Finance and Accounting from the University of Agder.

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Knut Nesse

Member of the Board

Knut is currently the CEO of AKVA Group ASA and is on the board of several industrial companies. Previous roles include extensive CEO experience from international leading companies, six years as CEO of Skretting Group (part Nutreco) (2006–2012) and six years as CEO of Nutreco (2012–2018). Nutreco is a global animal nutrition and fish feed company.

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Kristian Falnes

Member of the Board

Kristian is a Stavanger-based private investor with extensive experience from the financial sector. He has worked as a financial analyst in SR-Fonds and as a portfolio manager in Laerdal Finans, before joining as portfolio manager in SKAGEN in 1997, where he was the investment director for four years. Falnes left SKAGEN in 2014 and is now a private investor. 

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Vegard Gjerde

Member of the Board

Vegard is an investment professional in Kontrari AS, representing Frode Teigen in numerous boards, both as a director and as a board observer. His previous experience includes working as a strategic and financial management consultant in Deloitte Consulting. Vegard holds an MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Tore Hopen

Member of the Board

Tore is the CEO of Farvatn private equity. He has previous experience as head of Corporate Finance in Handelsbanken, CEO in SEB Private Banking, CFO in Storebrand Bank, partner in Jarlsberg partners and associate experience from JP Morgan. Tore is educated in the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

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Odd Strøm

Member of the Board

Odd has extensive experience from the seafood industry and was the previous CEO of Nova Sea for more than 10 years. He is currently working as an advisor for Aino AS and is member of the board in several companies in the seafood industry.

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Øyvind Schanke

Member of the Board

Øyvind is CIO for TD Veen, which holds investments in companies such as Pexip, House of Control and Norselab. He has extensive board experience from Oslo Børs, Centevo and First Fondene. Øyvind was the previous CEO in Skagen Fondene, and has worked in Norges Bank Investment Management with several leadership positions for more than 15 years.