Karl Johnny Hersvik
Chief Executive Officer
Karl Johnny Hersvik (born 1972) has been CEO of Aker BP since May 2014. Prior to joining Aker BP, he served as head of research for Statoil.
Mr Hersvik has held a number of specialist and executive positions with Norsk Hydro and StatoilHydro.
He holds a number of directorships whose objective is to promote cooperation between industry and academia. Mr Hersvik holds a Cand. Scient. (second cycle) degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Bergen.
Olav Henriksen (born 1956) joined Aker BP in January 2015.
Prior to joining Aker BP, Mr Henriksen has been working with large development projects in ConocoPhillips since 1990.
Mr. Henriksen has a degree in engineering from Møre og Romsdal Ingeniørhøyskole (the Møre and Romsdal college of engineering).
He has his extensive work experience from both Kværner Installasjon and ConocoPhillips, including work with large projects such as Ekofisk, Statfjord, Gullfaks, Oseberg and Eldfisk.
Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Krane (born 1976) took up the position of CFO with Aker BP in 2012.
Prior to joining Aker BP, he held the position of Corporate Controller with Aker ASA. He has also worked as a public accountant with KPMG, both in Norway and in the US.
Mr Krane holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (“siviløkonom”) from Bodø Graduate School of Business and an MBA degree from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He is also a state-authorized public accountant in Norway.
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt
Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt (born 1957) joined Aker BP in 2014. She came from the position of exploration manager for the Norwegian Continental Shelf with Statoil ASA, where she also served as country manager in Libya.
She has held several positions with Norsk Hydro (head of geology, technology and competence). She has been responsible for business development in Iran, head of Oseberg, and Exploration Manager NCS. Ms Haatvedt holds a master’s degree in Applied Geophysics from the University of Oslo.
Geir Solli (born 1960) comes from the position of deputy CEO with Marathon Oil Norge AS.
He has previously served as Operations Manager for the Alvheim area, and Asset Manager for the Gulf of Mexico in the same company.
Mr Solli has also worked as project manager and offshore installation manager for BP.
He holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
SVP Drilling and Well
Tommy Sigmundstad (born 1971) comes from the position of Vice President Wells BP Asia Pacific.
Sigmundstad has broad experience within the oil and gas industry from companies such as Baker Hughes and Philips, before joining BP in the year 2000. Within BP Sigmundstad has held different operational, engineering and management positions in Norway, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan and Indonesia.
Mr Sigmundstad holds a master's degree in Petroleumenngineering from Stavanger University.
Leif Gunnar Hestholm
Leif Gunnar Hestholm (born 1968) comes from the position of HSE and Quality Manager with Marathon Oil Norge AS.
He has experience from Kværner Engineering, Safetec (risk analyses and risk management), IRIS (management systems and quality assurance) and BP.
Mr Hestholm holds an MSc degree in Industrial Mathematics from NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
Managing director BP Norge AS
Jan Norheim (born 1957) has been CEO of BP Norge AS since 2012.
He joined BP in 1985 and has held several roles within commercial and financial disciplines. In addition, a three year period as director of new development projects in Norway (2000-2003).
In the period 1988-1991 he worked at BP's Upstream headquarters in London
Mr Norheim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (“siviløkonom”) from NHH in Bergen.
Øyvind Bratsberg (born 1959) joined Aker BP in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer.
He has 25 years’ experience from several companies in the areas of
marketing, business development and operations. Before taking up his position with Det norske (Aker BP), he was responsible for early-phase field
development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for StatoilHydro.
Mr Bratsberg holds an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from
NTH, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.
Per Harald Kongelf
Per Harald Kongelf (56) is responsible for Aker BP's improvement program.
Prior to joining Aker BP, Per Harald Kongelf served as head of the Norwegian operations in Aker Solutions.
Kongelf holds an MSc degree from NTNU in Trondheim and has more than 25 years of industrial experience through numerous technical and management positions in Aker Solutions.