Kristian M. Røkke
Kristian Røkke is currently CEO of Aker Horizons AS and has extensive experience from offshore oil services, shipbuilding and M&A. Mr. Røkke was Chief Investment Officer of Aker ASA prior to Aker Horizons and CEO of Akastor ASA from August 2015 to December 2017. He is a board member of several companies, including such as TRG Holding AS, American Shipping Company ASA, Philly Shipyard ASA, Aker Offshore Wind AS, Aker Carbon Capture AS and Aker Clean Hydrogen AS. Mr. Røkke holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Kjell Inge Røkke
Kjell Inge Røkke, Aker ASA’s main owner, has been a driving force in the development of Aker since the 1990s. Mr. Røkke launched his business career with the purchase of a 69-foot trawler in the United States in 1982, and gradually built a leading worldwide fisheries business. In 1996, the Røkke-controlled company, RGI, purchased enough Aker shares to become Aker’s largest shareholder, and later merged RGI with Aker. Mr. Røkke is currently chairman of Aker ASA, The Resource Group TRG AS and TRG Holding AS, as well as director of several companies, including Aker BP ASA, Aker Solutions ASA, Ocean Yield ASA, Aker BioMarine ASA, Aker Property Group AS, Aker Energy AS, Aker Horizons AS, Aker Offshore Wind AS, Aize Holding, Aker Clean Hydrogen AS, Cognite AS, Seetee Topco AS, REV Ocean AS, and Rec Silicon ASA.
CEO of REV Ocean
15 years’ experience from WWF-Norway (Secretary-General from 2012)
Andrew Garrad has a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Theoretical Fluid Mechanics from the University of Exeter. In 1984 he co-founded the Garrad Hassan Group (GH) which grew to become the world’s largest renewable energy consultancy. When he retired, in 2015, it had 1,000 staff in 29 countries. It merged with Germanischer Lloyd in 2009 and he became CEO and Chairman of the combined company: GL Garrad Hassan which is now part of DNV GL.
Dr Garrad has been professionally involved in wind energy for 40 years and built his first wind turbine in 1971. His first floating offshore project was completed in 1993. He was Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association in 1989. From 2013 to 2014 he was President of European Wind Energy Association. Until 2015 he was responsible for the technical due diligence of most of the world’s largest project-financed wind farms. Garrad Hassan’s mission was to be able to predict every aspect of a wind turbines behaviour better than anyone else! GH’s Bladed software was used throughout the industry as well as for GH’s own design activity.
He is a Fellow of and the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford. He is now Professor of Renewable Energy at Bristol University in the UK.
Øyvind Eriksen is President and CEO of Aker ASA and holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. Mr. Eriksen has held several board positions in different industries, including shipping, finance, asset management, offshore drilling, fisheries, media, trade and industry.
Hi is currently chairman of the board at Aker BP ASA, Aker Solutions ASA, Cognite AS, Aker Capital AS, Aker Kværner Holding AS, Rev Ocean Inc., and a director of several companies, including Aker Energy AS, Akastor ASA, The Resource Group TRG AS, and TRG Holding AS. In addition, he serves on the board of the nonprofit organizations Aker Scholarship, the WE foundation, and the Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen).